Tryon fifth-graders decorate town Christmas tree

Published 1:32 pm Tuesday, December 12, 2023

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On Friday, December 8, Tryon Elementary School fifth-graders decorated the Christmas tree by Morris the Horse in downtown Tryon. The decorations were inspired by a talk from the Tryon Historical Association about The Tryon Toy Makers, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale. 

These two ladies were the original toymakers of Tryon. They taught many young people to carve and paint an array of wooden toys and are most famous in Tryon for Morris the Horse, although they did not give him that name. To honor Vance and Yale and all the young people involved in making Morris, the students of Tryon Elementary School decided to design decorations highlighting Morris, and added some snowmen in hopes of regaling up a couple of snows this winter. We hope our tree makes you smile and puts you in the Christmas spirit.

Tryon Elementary wants to thank the Town of Tryon for letting it be part of the community each year by adding homemade touches and decorating with gingerbread men and the tree.

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It especially thanks the following folks who all helped in different ways to make this Christmas Magic happen: Tryon Police Department, Tryon Fire Department, TDDA Director Michelle Newman, Mayor Alan Peoples and the town council, Tryon Elementary fifth-graders and their teachers, Principal Mark Robertson, Art Teacher Parker Mullinax, Clara Rogers, Caroline Chapman, Emily Delmas, Libby Justice, Peggy Edwards, Johnny Burrell, Wayne Rogers and the Tryon IGA.


Submitted by Jamie Kilgore