Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Weekly Village Update 1.28.21


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WinterFest January 28-31
All Weekend
  • Winter Blanket Drive
  • Chill at the Hill
  • Bonfire & S'mores at Chetola
  • Doc's Rock Gem Mine & Appalachian Fossil Museum
  • Shop till you drop!
  • Free Admission to BRAHM
  • WinterFest Hendrick Hunt Giveaway

Visit BlowingRockWinterFest.com for a full list of activities. Or follow along on the Blowing Rock WinterFest Facebook page.
Hospitality House Blanket Drive
January 25-30
Our partners at the Hospitality House of Northwest North Carolina are in need of new or gently used blankets. Please consider making a donation to help those in need during WinterFest! The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce and Mystery Hill will be collection sites during WinterFest.

The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce is located at 132 Park Ave in downtown Blowing Rock. The Chamber is open from 9am - 5pm (closed 12-1pm).
Chill at the Hill
Mystery Hill is hosting family friendly events during WinterFest including the Tomahawk Throwing Competition.

Visit their website to learn more: https://mysteryhill.com/chill_at_the_hill/
NC Extends Modified Stay at Home Order
Governor Cooper announced that he will be extending the Modified Stay at Home Order through February 28th, 2021 with Executive Order 189.

Governor Cooper is also extending the sale of “to-go” or delivery of mixed beverages through March 31st, 2021 with Executive Order 190.

The extension of Executive Order No. 191 will help families have the ability to stay in their homes, a critical component of slowing the spread of the virus.

Read Executive Order No. 189 and the FAQs.
Read Executive Order No. 190 and the FAQs.
Read Executive Order No. 191 and the FAQs.
North Carolina is currently in phase 1b, group 1, which includes all adults 65 years or older.
Vaccine Interest Form
Press release from AppHealthCare:

We have launched a COVID-19 vaccine interest form for anyone interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone can fill out the form regardless of which phase they will fit into.

The interest form will provide us basic information about someone in order to determine which phase they will fall in. If someone is eligible for the vaccine in the current phase and has provided a valid email and phone number, they will receive a link to schedule an appointment. If someone is eligible for the vaccine outside the current phase, their information will be collected and will receive notification when it is their turn to get the vaccine. The information someone provides will be kept private and secure. We will not ask for any personal information like credit cards, passwords, social security numbers, etc. The form can be found on our website here.
To submit your news to our weekly newsletter, email Suzy@BlowingRock.com by Wednesday.

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Upcoming Activities & Meetings

Member News
WHS Donates 800 Pounds of Food to Casting Bread
While many students returned to school after the holidays with goals of wiping the sleep out of their eyes and sharing TikTok videos, the students involved with Watauga High School’s Athletes for Good (AFG) held a food drive to increase food security in the High Country. From January 18-22, students, teachers, staff, and administrators responded by contributing food and personal care items.
The Schaefer Center Presents
The Schaefer Center Presents (SCP) performing arts series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, kicks off its Spring 2021 virtual season with An Evening with Anna Deavere Smith: Reclaiming Grace in the Face of Adversity, Thursday, Feb. 4 at 8pm. This one-time livestream event with celebrated playwright/actor/educator Smith features moderation from the Schaefer Center stage by Dr. Paulette Marty, Professor of Theatre Arts at Appalachian State University. Ms. Smith will begin the evening with a storytelling presentation live from her home in New York City. An interactive Q&A session will follow the performance. The event is free, but registration is required. The event is supported in part by the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at App State.
Purses for Paws
The Watauga Humane Society is proud to announce their First Annual Purses for Paws event. Each ticket purchased will be entered in the drawing for the purse of purchaser’s choice and entrants can enter as many times as they want and for as many purses as they wish. All funds raised will go toward the Watauga Humane Society’s non-profit no kill shelter for the care, feeding and medical needs of the animal inhabitants.
Head to our website to buy your tickets now!
- $10 for 1 ticket
- $50 for 6 tickets
- $100 for 12 tickets
- $200 for 24 tickets
We'd love to see you!
The Chamber Team is glad to see our businesses re-opening! Email Regina to let us know you're open and we will stop by for a socially distance visit.
More events and updates can be found on our online calendar.

To submit your news to our weekly newsletter, email Suzy@BlowingRock.com by Wednesday.

Our newsletter reaches over 1,000 member contacts each Thursday!
Thank you to our 2021 Chamber Partners!

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