Tryon United Methodist Church to host eighth annual ‘Back-To-School-Bash’ Aug. 11

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, July 10, 2018

With the beginning of the new school year slowly approaching, Tryon United Methodist Church will host its “Back-to-School-Bash” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11.

Families throughout Polk County can join in the festivities of food and fun, while at the same time get the chance to receive free school supplies and winter coats for children.

Members of Tryon United Methodist Church have accumulated winter coats for school age children and made donations to fund the purchase of school supplies, including backpacks, folders, notebooks, etc., for the first 225 students who arrive at the church during the event. They also will provide a free hot dog lunch with chips, a drink and dessert. Children will also be able to enjoy snow cones and cotton candy, as well as play on inflatable toys.

Besides offering a day of food and fun for the community, Tryon United Methodist Church wants to help as many local families as possible by giving their children some of the things they need to have a successful school year.  Winter coats will be available to those who need them, as well as back-to-school haircuts. The Lions Club will be on site to give free vision screenings.

Tryon United Methodist Church is located at 195 New Market Road. For more details about the “Back-to-School-Bash,” people may call the church at 828-959-9218 or visit

– Submitted by

Miriam Wray