The merchants of the Triangle Shopping Center in Trion got into the spirit of Christmas in 1962 as the following photographs show:

Managers of some of the stores placed decorations on their shop fronts in this photograph made on Sunday, November 25, 1962.  From left to right: (on ground) Tim Pickle of Triangle Hardware; Jerry Wilhelm of  Abney's; D.W. Hammond of Maytag Laundry Center; and Bill Morgan of Redford's.  On the ladders are Bill Espy of B & R Television; Roy Bruce of Riegel Fabric Shop; Homer McWhorter of the Jewelry Shop; and Fay Hurley of the Food Center.  Harold Hammond, president of the Triangle Merchants Association and Joyce's House of Flowers is at the top of the picture holding the garland.

crowded lot
This Christmas Eve crowd braved a cold spell of 20 to 25 degrees and minor sleet and snow to get in their last minute shopping.

big winner
The shopping center held a drawing for cash prizes on Christmas Eve. Shown above are, from left to right:  Mrs. Henry Hickman, winner of the $500 grand prize; Harold Hammond, president of the Triangle Merchants Association; William A. McGuire received his $50 from Billy Morgan, manager of Redford's; and Roy Campbell received his $100 from Santa Claus and Jerry Wilhelm of Abney's.

Photographs by T. Emmett Nunn.  Courtesy of Chattooga County Library.
Information from the Trion Facts.

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