An upcoming family-friendly, community-wide fun event at Tryon’s Harmon Field will assist two local charities continue to assist families who experience food challenges.
The Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club, has organized a community sharing event called “Feed The Foothills.” Admission to the festival is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item that will help stock the shelves at Outreach, in Columbus, N.C., and Operation Hope, in Landrum, S.C., or with a donation of $2.
“Our friends at the Foothills Chamber of Commerce understand the problem of food insecurity, and have come up with a wonderful way to help out,” said Outreach Development Director Margot Carter in a press release.
The “Feed the Foothills” event, which will be a great event for kids of all ages, will collect food donations and raise funds through activities such as a Poker Run, Harmon Field Music Festival, and the Mane Event. These events will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 25 at Harmon Field in Tryon. This community-wide fun fest has many local sponsors (see the flier) who have helped to put this event on.
In order to bring more attention to the event, the Polk County Board of Commissioners recently proclaimed that September 25, 2021, would be known as “Feed The Foothills Day” in the county.
The Mane Event will feature pony and hay rides, food trucks, ice cream, and a performance by “Ivan the Famous Stallion.”
Musical performers during the Harmon Field Music Festival include Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues, Lecretia Ann & Thunder Road, Millbilly 2 featuring Freddie Vanderford and Brandon Turner, and From The Holler, featuring Tony Slaughter and Shane Pruitt.
Adding to the afternoon and evening enjoyment of fabulous music will be excitement of declaring the Poker Run winner and awarding a long list of valuable Raffle Prizes such as a 4WD ATV, luxury resort packages, fine dining gift certificates and authentic hand-crafted artisan treasures that celebrate our Foothills lifestyle.
“Feed the Foothills couldn’t come at a better time, since our food pantry will need replenishment this fall,” said Director of Operation Hope Susan Tompkins. “Operation Hope is grateful to the Chamber for the opportunity to showcase our partnership with Outreach. We love hearing about the community buzz about the event, and so appreciate the show of community support.”
For more information on ‘Feed the Foothills’, see FeedTheFoothills.com, call the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce at 828-859-6236, or visit CarolinaFoothillsChamber.com. To learn more about Operation Hope, visit OperationHopeLandrum.org; for Outreach, visit TBOoutreach.org.