Commerce and charity

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Downtown Tryon was packed with visitors on Friday, as the Tryon Downtown Development Association hosted a special “Fourth Friday” event that evening. The association and local businesses teamed up to offer a number of silent auctions, raffles and other functions to raise money for Trevor Arrowood, the son of Tryon Police Chief Jeff Arrowood who was recently diagnosed with a cancerous sarcoma in his heart. The various fundraisers generated around $2,500 for Arrowood, said TDDA Executive Director Jamie Carpenter. (Photos by Ted Yoakum/Tryon Daily Bulletin)

Guests listen to the music in St. Luke’s Plaza. In the nearby Tryon Coffeehouse Co-op, visitors could purchase raffle tickets, with the proceeds going to Arrowood.

Tryon Painters & Sculptors’ Robin Turner (right) greets guests outside the studio. The artist auctioned off several of her pieces for the fundraiser that evening as well.

Local band Dixie Dirt provides some live entertainment to guests.

Tryon artist/restaurateur Ben Sellers works on his piece for the auction outside The Nest.

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