Photo: The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce presents checks to nonprofits from WinterFest proceeds. Pictured left to right are Jennifer Brown, Director of Blowing Rock Parks & Rec, Ray Pickett, President of Blowing Rock Rotary CART, Jennifer Warren, Director of Western Youth Network Executive, Todd Carter, Director of Development for Hospitality House of Boone, and Danielle Thuot, Executive Director for Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge.
BLOWING ROCK, April 18, 2017 -- Blowing Rock WinterFest is a celebration of winter, bringing 1,500 visitors each January. Besides boosting tourism, the event proceeds raised by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce are donated to various area nonprofits. This year the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce was able to donate $4,360 of proceeds among seven nonprofits including Western Youth Network (WYN), Hospitality House of Boone, Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge, Blowing Rock Rotary, Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue, Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation, and Task Force Dagger Foundation.
“WinterFest is about the Chamber providing opportunities to many organizations in the High Country community to raise money for their respective causes or organizations”, said Charles Hardin, the President/CEO of the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce.