|Michael Barton, with son Patrick, accepts award from Friends' Executive Director David Cohen|
In August 2012 the Friends of Tryon Creek kicked off their first-ever video contest on the theme, “Why I Love Tryon Creek State Natural Area”. Entries were accepted through October 31st and the Friends were struck by the fact that each entry, regardless of its content, captured the beauty, tranquility, inspiration and joy that one experiences in the forest at Tryon Creek.
Michael Barton, a regular park visitor who recently welcomed his new daughter into the world, won the contest, and on November 14th he received congratulations from the Friends' Executive Director David Cohen. Cohen also presented Barton with a prize package valued at $370 featuring items from contest sponsors Columbia Sportswear, REI, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, and Voodoo Doughnut, as well as a copy of “Wild in the City: Exploring the Intertwine”.
The Friends appreciate the efforts of all who submitted entries and wish them luck next year.
"Let Me Show You", Michael Barton's winning video contest entry