Charlene Bumiller – Tryon Little Theater’s budding poet

Published 4:51 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sweet Charlene Bumiller, a senior at Tuna High School, is the winner of this year’s Javelina Club’s poetry writing contest. Her love of Tuna, her home town in Texas, is evident in the opening stanza of her award-winning poem, “My Tuna”:

My Tuna, oh my Tuna

The only place I know

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I’ve often thought of leaving you

but don’t know where I’d go

You’ll meet Charlene and learn more about her aspirations when you see Tryon Little Theater’s production of “Greater Tuna,” opening September 14 at the Tryon Little Theater’s Workshop at 516 S. Trade St. in Tryon.

Running for two weekends, tickets can be purchased online at or at the Workshop box office opening Thursday, Sept. 7, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Check the website, or call 828-859-2466 for more information.

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