Stroll Tryon on Friday to benefit Harmon Field playground

Published 10:56 pm Monday, February 5, 2018

Progressive dinner includes food, music and raffles


TRYON-Downtown businesses in Tryon have joined together to offer a progressive Valentine’s dinner and event with 100 percent of proceeds going towards a new playground at Harmon Field.

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The event will include a five-course meal beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at either Huckleberry’s, Lavender Bistro or McGourty’s, with appetizers and drinks at each restaurant.

People are invited to stroll downtown between Palmer and Maple Streets with shops open and raffles along the way as well as guest baristas at the Coffee House Cop-Op.

There will also be a piano concert by Christopher Tavernier at Carri Bass art studio.

Shops participating include Hammett Construction, A Taste of Olives & Grapes, Tryon Gold & Coin, Equitreasures, Hoop’s Antiques, Vines of Tryon, Southern by Designs, Carri Bass Studio, Hidden Spirits, The Book Shelf, Tryon Painters & Sculptor’s, Lavender Bistro, McGourty’s Pub, Tryon Coffeehouse Co-Op, Du Jour, Huckleberry’s Tryon, Clover Acupuncture and Linda Tinkler’s Real Estate.

Tickets can be purchased at Huckleberry’s, Carri Bass Studio or from Lindy Buss. Tickets will also be available at the event.

Fans of Harmon Field is raising money to construct a new playground for children at Harmon Field. A group of local moms took over the board of Fans of Harmon Field last year. The nonprofit organization has a fundraising goal of $85,000 through fundraisers, donations and grants to build the new playground.

The current playground is more than 20 years old and was funded by the Thermal Belt Rotary Club, the Polk County Community Foundation and private donors in 1997.