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Tryon Daily Bulletin

The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper

Vol. 84 / No. 45

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Monday, April 4, 2011

Only 50 cents

‘Photography in the Garden’ at TFAC Bartol offers ‘Explore the Arts’ program Thursday Here’s a list of upcoming meetings and events for area nonprofit community and governmental organizations:

Today

Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Member Support Group, meets in Columbus on the first Monday of the month, 10 a.m. noon. For info and/or location, contact Lisa at 828-894-0104 or Annie at 864-457-7278. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Monday activities include line dancing, 10 a.m., senior fitness, 11 a.m., bingo or bead class, 12:30 p.m. 828894-0001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. 859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. Saluda Center, Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit Saluda.com. Harmon Field Board of Supervisors meets on the first (Continued on page 2)

Spring is creeping around the corner, and soon the flowers, trees and shrubs will be in all their glory. You can get help in capturing that glory on film or pixels Thursday, April 7 when local professional photographer Chris Bartol presents “Photography in the Garden” at Tryon Fine Arts Center. You may have technical questions about exposure, shooting in full sun or shade and how to use interesting compositions to best show off your garden treasures. Bartol will offer the audience an opportunity to ask those questions and take advantage of his years of experience and knowledge. The program will be held in the Mahler Family Board Room at TFAC from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. A modest admission is collected at (Continued on page 3)

Spring morning mist. (photo by Chris Bartol)

Hwy. 14 bridge replacement under way $1.9M project set to be complete in September by Leah Justice

The North Pacolet River bridge along Hwy. 14 just outside Landrum is being replaced. The South Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) project budget is approximately $1.9M, which includes construc-

tion of a new bridge, roadway approaches and utilities. The state awarded the contract to the low bidder, Saddlebrook Construction of Pickens, S.C., in October 2010. Saddlebrook’s bid was $1.5 million, which did not include roadway approaches and utilities. The new bridge will be located approximately 40 feet from the current bridge, which will be kept intact during construction for continued traffic flow.

Serving Polk County and Upper Spartanburg and Greenville Counties

DOT Assistant Program Manager Jonathan Chasteen said traffic counts over the bridge were high enough for the state to decide to leave the current bridge open during construction rather than create a detour. The current bridge was listed as being structurally deficient for future projected traffic counts. “It’s an old bridge and nearing (Continued on page 4)


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Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Harmon Field Cabin. The next meeting will be on April 4. Public welcome. Information: 828-859-6655. Male Anger Management/ Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Thermal Belt Stamp Club meets first and third Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tryon Federal Bank in Columbus. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.

Tuesday

Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, “We Care” is a weekly informal social group open to women coping with loss. The group meets at 9 a.m. at TJ’s Cafe in Tryon and is open to newcomers. For more information, contact Shannon Slater at 828-894-7000 or 800-617-7132 or sslater@hocf.org. Saluda Center, Tuesdays, chair exercise, 9 a.m. Bridge, 10 a.m., 828-749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@ hotmail.com or visit www.saluda. com. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Tuesday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art

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Main number, classifieds and subscriptions: 828-859-9151 FAX: 828-859-5575 email: news@tryondailybulletin.com Founded Jan. 31, 1928 by Seth M. Vining. (Consolidated with the Polk County News 1955) Betty Ramsey, Publisher THE TRYON DAILY BULLETIN (USPS 643-360) is published daily except Saturdays and Sundays for $60 per year by Tryon Newsmedia LLC, 16 N. Trade St., Tryon, NC 287826656. Periodicals postage paid at Tryon, North Carolina 28782 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Tryon Newsmedia LLC., 16 N Trade St., Tryon, NC 28782-6656. www.tryondailybulletin.com

Corrections/Clarifications In the article on p. 15 of the Friday, April 1 Bulletin about Rep. Shuler, the last line was cut off inadvertently. The last paragraph should have read, “Everything must be on the table: discretionary spending cuts, both security and non-security; tax reform; entitlement reform; other mandatory policies and process reforms.” class, 10 a.m., bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care, provides services Monday - Friday. Pet therapy is scheduled every Tuesday. An opportunity for participants to interact with a trained pet therapy dog in a safe and meaningful environment. Call 828-894-2007 for more info. Polk County Library Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Free. All area children and caregivers welcome. Caregiver must remain with child. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills daytime grief support group, first Tuesday each month, noon, Hospice Center behind St. Luke’s Hospital. For anyone grieving the death of a loved one. No charge to attend; newcomers welcome. 828-894-7000, 800617-7132, sslater@hocf.org. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Guided wildflower identification walks, Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. beginning March 29 - April 26. Tuesday, April 5, the walk will be led by Mary Clare Jenks. Walks will be held at Pearson’s Falls. Contact Tryon Garden Club at 828-8170382 for info. Polk County Historical Association will present Willard

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Tomorrow

Today: Partly cloudy, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 82, low 62.

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Tuesday: Partly cloudy, Partly cloudy Partly cloudy with 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. High 69, low 43. Thursday’s weather was: High 45, low 36, 0.04 inches of rain.

OBITUARIES Louise DuLong Ragland, p. 10

Pace Tuesday, April 5. Pace will discuss his novel “Witch Ann” at the meeting at 2:30 p.m. at the museum in Columbus. All are welcome. Teen Character/Skills Building Group, Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Polk County Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting, Tuesday, April 5 at 4 p.m., Bryant Womack Justice & Administration Center, 40 Courthouse Street, Columbus. Saluda Business Association, first Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., top floor, public library. 828-749-3444. Foothills Autism/Asperger’s Parent Support Group, meets the first Tuesday, 6 p.m., Polk County Library community room (Columbus). Al-Anon Family Group, meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Saluda Senior Center, 64 Greenville Street, Saluda, one half block off Main Street (U.S. Hwy. 176 S.), 828-749-2251 (Saluda) or 1-800286-1326. American Legion, Polk County Memorial Post 250, first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., 43 Depot Street, Tryon. Foothills Knitting Guild, first Tuesday of each month, North Woods Farm Fiber and Yarn, 221 North Main Street, Campobello, 7 p.m.

Wednesday

Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire

Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. - noon. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Wednesday activities include Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Italian club meeting (Buon Giorno), 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 10 a.m.; bingo or bridge, 12:30 p.m.; medication assistance program, 9 a.m. - noon. 828-894-0001. Saluda Center, Wednesday activities, Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m., gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. 828-749-9245. Tryon Kiwanis Club, meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Female Anger Management/ Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Male Anger Management/ Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays, 5 - 6:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Social media course, at Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce, 2753 Lynn Rd. #A, in Tryon. Learn to use Facebook, Twitter, etc... to promote your business. Wednesdays, April 6 & 13 from 6 - 9 p.m.

Thursday

Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. (Continued on page 11)


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Chris Bartol (photo by Elaine Pearsons)

• ‘Photography’ (continued from page 1)

the door. No reservations are necessary. In its second year, TFAC’s Explore the Arts is an innovative series for adult and youth to pique your curiosity and creativity, and to explore diversity in the arts. For more information call Tryon Fine Arts Center at 828-859-9453 or visit www.tryonarts.org. – article submitted

A portion of a photograph of a water feature on Chuck Lingerfelt’s property. (photo by Chris Bartol)

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Equipment at the site of the bridge replacement construction on Hwy. 14 near Landrum. A new bridge is being built near the existing one, which will remain in place until construction is complete. The construction is expected to be finished in September. (photo by Leah Justice)

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Work is under way on the replacement of the bridge over the N. Pacolet River on Hwy. 14 near Landrum. The S.C. DOT has listed the existing bridge as being structurally deficient to handle projected future traffic counts. (photo by Leah Justice)


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Polk unemployment rises 1.3 percent to 8.8 percent by Barbara Tilly

Polk County’s unemployThe ment is rising, following a facT statewide trend, according to the latest figures from the ThaT North Carolina Employment Security Commission you(ESC).

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April blood drives in Polk County

April 7 - Polk Red Cross On Thursday, April 7, the Polk County American Red Cross will hold its chapter blood drive at 231 Ward Street in Columbus from 2 – 6:30 p.m. Call 828-894-2700 for more information or to schedule an appointment. April 14 - Polk Middle School On Thursday, April 14, the Polk County Middle School will hold its blood drive at 321 Wolverine Trail in Mill Spring from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. Call 828-894-2700 for more information or to schedule an appointment. April 26 - St. Luke’s Hospital On Tuesday, April 26, St. Luke’s Hospital will hold a blood drive at 220 Hospital Drive in Columbus from 12 – 4 p.m. Call 828894-2408 for more information or to schedule an appointment. All presenting donors at all blood drives will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of two pairs of roundtrip Delta Airline tickets. The need for blood is constant. Even in the spring and summer months, when people are seemingly their healthiest, those with illness, cancer or trauma need help. The Red Cross encourages donors year-round to help make sure the blood supply in our region remains at adequate levels to provide for those in need. “Every day, people attend American Red Cross blood drives and help give life to someone they will never meet,” stated Joyce H. Brendel, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region. “The Red

Cross is grateful to Delta Air Lines for this unique opportunity to say thank you to blood donors for helping hospital patients in need.” Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The American Red Cross Carolina Blood Services Region Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in 103 hospitals. Approximately 1,600 people need to give blood or platelets each weekday to meet hospital demand. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS (7332767) or visit redcrossblood.org. – article submitted

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Civil War reenactors at Harmon Field Heritage Days Civil War reenactors demonstrate skills and equipment of the time at the Harmon Field Heritage Day's Educational Days, held March 24 and 25. (photos by Bill Blaesing)

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Polk County Wellness Coalition to hold general membership meeting April 28; agrees to sponsor caregivers fair in November Members to vote on board of directors The Polk County Wellness Coalition met March 24 and announced there will be a meeting of the general wellness coalition membership on April 28 to approve the newly nominated board of directors. Community Care of Western NC Wellness coalition members heard March 24 a report on Community Care of Western NC (CCWNC), formerly known as Access II Care, which has been in the area for 12 years. Funding for Access to Care initiatives has come to Polk County from CCWNC, which

is funded by the N.C. Office of Rural Health. CCWNC’s work is primarily based around the Medicaid population and they are directed by legislature to work with Medicaid recipients to ensure they have access to medical care. CCWNC works through community partnerships, like Polk Wellness Coalition, to find out what the community’s top health issues are and assist them with what they collectively agree they want to do. CCWNC provides a variety of programs such as palliative care. In addition, two pharmacists are on staff to review medications of clients; they fund case managers to work with clients. Polk County’s

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Kite eating tree wins at FENCE’s ‘Go Fly A Kite Day’ Josh Johnson tries to retrieve a kite from the only tree on the h i l l a t F E N C E ’s Go Fly a Kite Day, held March 13. The tree won and kept the kite. (photo submitted by Carolyn Ashburn)

Obituaries

Louise DuLong Ragland

Louise DuLong Ragland, 90, formerly of Tryon, died March 30, 2011 in Fayetteville, NC. She was the 10th of 11 children born to James and Maggie Smith and had been the only surviving sibling. She was preceded in death by husbands Alfred P. DuLong of Charlotte, N.C., and T. Elwood Ragland of Fairfax, Va. Surviving are her children, Marie DuLong of Tryon, Pamela Sypult of Fayetteville, N.C., and Alfred (Peggy) DuLong of Lake Wylie, S.C.; grandchildren Michelle Cooke of Fayetteville,

Bradley DuLong of Ft. Worth, Texas, Joshua DuLong of Mashpee, Mass., Cindi (Jason) Pianka of Fayetteville and Christopher (Jackie) Sypult of Parkton, N.C.; great-grandchildren Mitchell Cooke of Fayetteville, Brittany DuLong of Ft. Worth, Texas, Payton DuLong of Mashpee, Mass., Zander Cooke of Fayetteville, Waylon and Tyler Sypult of Parkton, N.C., and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38101 or to a charity of your choice. To sign the guestbook visit www.pinecrestfuneralservice. com. Pinecrest Funeral & Cremation Services, Hope Mills, N.C.

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Polk County health compared to North Carolina Factor

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Health factors Premature death Poor or fair health Poor physical health days Poor mental health days Low birthweight Adult smoking Adult obesity Excessive drinking Motor vehicle crash death rate Sexually transmitted infections Teen birth rate Uninsured adults Primary care providers Preventable hospital stays Diabetic screening Mammography screening

8,991 9% 3.9 2.4 8.8% 20% 23% 8% 22 126 36 25% 962:1 43 76% 67%

8,108 18% 3.6 3.3 9.1% 22% 29% 12% 20 414 50 21% 859:1 68 86% 67%

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Social & economic factors High school graduation Some college Unemployment Children in poverty Inadequate social support Single-parent households Homicide rate

86% 48% 8.8% 19% 18% 41% 1

Physical environment factors Air pollution-particulate matter days 0 Air pollution-ozone days 1 Access to healthy foods 50% Access to recreational facilities 16

78% 60% 10.6% 20% 21% 34% 7 1 6 66% 11

Source: County Health Rankings report released March 30 by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Polk ranks 27th in N.C. in new ‘County Health Rankings’ report by Samantha Hurst

Polk County placed as the 27th healthiest county out of North Carolina’s 100 counties, according to the County Health Rankings released March 30 by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Jackson County ranked just above Polk in 26th place and Henderson ranked just below in

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Saluda Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m.; Saluda Center. 828-749-9245. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m., bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Landrum Library, Lap Babies, Thursdays, 10 a.m.; storytime, 10:30 a.m. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker

38th place. The county placed 52nd in its mortality rate, but eighth for health factors, 50th for clinical care, 15th for social and economic factors and 17th for physical environment. The study considered factors such as adult smoking (Polk Co. 20 percent, N.C. 24 percent), adult obesity (Polk Co. 23 percent, N.C. 29 percent), excessive drinking (Polk Co. 8 percent,

N.C. 12 percent), air pollutionozone days (Polk Co. 1, N.C. 6) and unemployment (Polk Co. 8.8 percent, N.C. 10.6 percent), in all of which factors Polk County’s percentages came in lower than state numbers. Polk County faltered in areas related to single parent households, however. In this area, 41 percent of Polk County children were reported to live in single parent homes, compared to 34 percent

statewide. In level of education, 48 percent of Polk County residents reported having some college education, while that number jumps to 60 percent statewide. The county also fell short, according to the study, in its residents’ access to healthy foods, as 50 percent of the county’s population was reported as having access to healthy foods, compared to 66 percent of people across the state.

St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Saluda Public Library, Bouncing Babies and Toddlers in Tow, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Polk County Republican Women’s Club will hold its April meeting on Thursday, April 7 at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend this luncheon meeting at Tryon Estates. Call Opal Sauve at 863-2437 for reservations and information. Rotary Club of Tryon meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon

Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Road. Parenting Education Program, beginning Thursday, Feb. 10 from 6 - 8 p.m. (continuing for 12 weeks), Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. ‘Photography in the Garden,’ Explore the Arts program at Tryon Fine Arts Center, Thursday, April 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Chris Bartol will provide information about capturing the beauty of spring gardens. Columbus Lions will meet on Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Calvert’s Kitchen. Lynn Sprague, Polk Co. Agricultural Econ. Development, will speak.

Information: 828-894-2505. Al-Anon: Foothills Come to Believe, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 801 W. Mills St., Suite A, Columbus. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, Bingo, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. (year round). 828-894-5098. Please submit Curb Reporter items in writing at least two days prior to publication. Items must include a name and telephone number of a contact person. Items will be printed in order by date of event, as space allows.


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Help Wanted HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER for a retirement community whose responsibilities will be in the areas of hiring, benefits administration, legal compliance, Workers’ Compensation, payroll process, and Wage and Hour laws. Candidate should have good computer skills, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task. Four-year degree or equivalent combination of education and experience desired. Apply in person to White Oak of Tryon at 70 Oak St., Tryon or email resume to mlance@whiteoakmanor.com. EOE

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Just Posted Employment FULL TIME OPENING for manager of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills' retail thrift store. The Thrift Barn Manager develops strategies to increase sales and profitability, while the daily operations of the store and overseeing all work by paid and volunteer staff. Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED, preferably an associate's or bachelor's degree, minimum two years experience in retail management with strong business and managerial skills. For more information or to apply please visit: www.hocf.org/Employment.

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Easter services at Lebanon United Methodist Lebanon United Methodist Church, located on Big Level Road in Mill Spring, will hold ‘Friends and Family Sunday’ Sunday, April 10, including a fellowship lunch. The Maundy Thursday communion service will be held April 21 at 7 p.m. Easter sunrise service, “The Story of Easter,” will be held April 24 at 7 a.m. The service will be followed by a fellowship breakfast and worship at 8:30 a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages are held at 10 a.m., with the worship service at 11 a.m. Pastor is Ned Owens. – article submitted

Wheeler presents concert April 16 Covering a range of different song styles and sometimes accompanying herself on a small harp or sharing a dance, Kaleo Wheeler has been performing and sharing her stories and music for more than 30 years. “Kaleo has the most soultouching power with her music and songs…like being wrapped up in a warm blanket and held by tender arms.”  The concert will be Saturday, April 16 at the Healthy Balance Yoga, located at 104 Palmer Street in Tryon. Doors open at 7 p.m., concert begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 828-859-8393 or visit www.kaleowheeler.com/. – article submitted Tryon Daily BulleTin • LocaL coverage • LocaL News • LocaL sports •eNtertaiNmeNt • aNd more!


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Kiwanis Club invites community Hipps Memorial Performing Arts Scholarship applications available to spaghetti supper April 7 The Tryon Kiwanis Club will hold a spaghetti supper fundraiser Thursday, April 7 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. The meal will be held in the fellowship hall at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Tryon on Melrose Avenue. The meal includes a plate of spaghetti with bread and salad, a drink and your choice of a homemade dessert. The money will help build a playground for kindergarten through second grade students at Polk Central School. Tickets are available from any Kiwanis member, Owen’s Pharmacy or at the door. – article submitted

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Tryon Little Theater recently announced that Sue Hipps Memorial Performing Arts Scholarship applications are now available. If applying for drama, applicants must perform two monologues: one dramatic, one comedic. If applying for voice, applicants must perform two songs: one upbeat, one lyrical and a comedic or dramatic monologue. If applying for dance, applicants must perform two routines: one upbeat tap or jazz and one ballet. If applying for instrumental, applicants must perform two pieces: one classical, one popular. If applying for set design, appli-

cants must produce an original model set for a play of your own choosing. If applying for costume design, applicants must present an original costume on a model or dress form. Applicants must be a high school senior or a college or graduate student and must have participated in at least two TLT productions. Auditions will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at the TLT Workshop. The deadline for applications is April 29. Applications at TLTinfo.org. For more information, call Cathy Millwood at 864-457-5266. – article submitted

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Consider every detail for special event menus In the last article we discussed the food for your special events. In this article we will continue talking about the food served for your special event. In the last article we ended with brainstorming ideas for the committee in what type of food to serve at your event. Continuing with ideas, some things to consider when serving food are listed as follows. First, with buffets, consider the amount of time you have. Buffets can take longer than the typical sit down meal and can cost more. The reason for cost increase is most caterers will charge 1.5 times per person due to the fact guests can go back for more and usually will. Another idea depending on the event is a moveable feast. These are a great way for guests to see the landscape of the community you serve. These events can also be called dine-arounds or progressive dinners. These are gaining popularity because they are usually held in private beautiful homes, hotels, upscale restaurants or a combination of all three. Also gaining popularity are the light menus. We all know we are facing a crisis in America today due to the growing obe-

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sity epidemic. Many nonprofits in the health care industry are looking at this option to show their constituents that healthy eating can also taste great. A final option to consider is hotel food. With hotels the price usually includes everything. If working with a hotel for your event there are several things that you need to be aware of in planning. First step is to schedule a meeting with their event planner. Once you have chosen the menu, make sure and ask the following questions: how will the food be served and portion sizes, request the hotel does not serve your menu two weeks prior to your event, make sure the price quoted includes staff, also ask how the staff will be dressed, also request to see the standard tableware (dishes, glasses and silverware) – this is also to make sure it will match your event theme. Other points to consider with hotels: the price of the food usually does not include the gratuity, they will require a guaranteed

number of guests, typically submitted in writing at least 48 hours in advance. Regardless of the turn out this will be the number for which you pay. With the guaranteed number hotels will prepare 10-15 percent over this amount, they will also request a nonrefundable deposit and require an insurance certificate of liability at least one month before the event is to take place. If considering working with caterers there are three different approaches to consider. Caterers can be hired to provide three different service levels. The first being full service, this will be the caterer doing everything – set up, tear down, decorating, providing the food, serving the food and clean up. The second is partial service; this will be where the caterer will provide the food and serve the food. The committee members or volunteers will be responsible for the set up, tear down, decorating and clean up. The last is no service, this is where the caterer prepares the food, drops it off and the committee members or volunteers are responsible for everything else. I would not suggest using the last approach. If you do, make sure the volunteers completely understand all

the responsibility involved for the event. Caterers, as with hotels, will also require a deposit and guarantee a number of guests. However, when working with caterers the number of guests must be provided one week in advance and the deposit will normally be refunded if the event is cancelled. Make sure you know their cancellation policy. The cushion caterers will build into the guarantee will be 10 percent above the guaranteed number. Caterers will also charge for staff on an hourly basis, with a three-hour minimum for their services. The next several articles will focus on special events and how to successfully host one for your organization. Nonprofit Leadership column, written by Melissa Le Roy a nonprofit consultant is aimed at providing guidance from Melissa’s perspective as a leader in both the nonprofit and for profit business world and does not reflect the views or opinions of any organization she has been affiliated with. For questions or comments related to this series, please feel free to contact me at melissaleroy@gmail.com.

‘Getcha Game On’ event a success “Getcha Game On” recently hosted an evening of games and fellowship. Regional youth participated in an ecumenical fellowship evening. Adult volunteers from six area churches turned the Tryon United Methodist Fellowship Hall into a video arcade for the evening, where youth played Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, foosball, ping pong, corn hole and other games. Christian contemporary and rock videos were played on the theater-sized screen. Massive group games were lead by area Church youth lead-

Participants in the recent “Getcha Game On” event. (photo submitted)

ers, making this program an evening to remember. “Getcha Game On” is the third in program offerings by area churches working together to provide activities for area youth.

This program offered by Foothills Youth Fellowship for youth grade 6 - 12. Foothills Youth Fellowship is a consortium of area churches dedicated to offering safe, fun, rewarding activities for

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Are you interested in “Starting Something Big?” Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of volunteers to match with area children in the traditional communitybased program.  As usual, there is a waiting list of boys who need a positive male role model to offer friendship and guidance. BBBS encourages screened and trained volunteer “Bigs” to share low-cost and no-cost activities twice a month with the child matched as their “Little.” Children are enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Traditional program at ages 6 - 14, most from single-parent homes.  Many of these children lack the opportunity to experience activities in the community. A one-year commitment is requested, and if successful, a match may continue for years. Sometimes Big Brothers or Big Sisters wonder what they can do to provide “entertainment” for their Little Brother or Little Sister.  Fortunately, we live in an area of boundless resources.  Nature provides an abundance of opportunities for adventures nearby, with parks, hiking trails, waterfalls, picnic spots, and many other locations to just sit and talk as the clouds sail past. Within easy driving distance there are also theaters, art galleries, museums, bowling alleys, sports events, street festivals and many restaurants for celebrating

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