The Tryon Hounds (NC) celebrated the conclusion of its 90th season of riding to hounds with a grand hunt ball held at the Lodge of Lake Bowen Commons. Over 120 Tryon Hounds members and their guests attended the black tie affair. The Hunt Ball, a longstanding tradition, is also a major fundraiser. The live and silent auctions were a big success, raising over $35,000 for the hunt.

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An exquisite ice sculpture welcomed guests at the Ball. Ivey Sumrell photo.
 
Another tradition at the Hunt Ball is the awarding of colors. When a riding member has been awarded their colors it is considered an honor acknowledging them as full status members of the hunt. At the 90th Hunt Ball, Tom and Carolyn Cadier and Dave Arhenholz were awarded their colors.
 
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Tom Cadier receives his colors from President of the Board, Becky Barnes and Joint Masters Bonnie Lingerfelt and Louise Hughston. Tom's wife, Carolyn, also received her colors. Ivey Sumrell photo.

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Joint Master Dean McKinney awards the Tryon colors to Dave Ahrenholz. Ivey Sumrell photo.
 
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Joint Master Dean McKinney along with Roberta McKinney and Joint Master Bonnie Lingerfelt congratulate Christian Oliver for being the lucky winner of the $2,000 Dining Around the Foothills drawing. Ivey Sumrell photo.

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