Friday, August 20, 2021

Weekly Village Update 8.19.21


Chamber News
Upcoming Activities & Meetings
  • Blowing Rock Farmers Market - Today from 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Ribbon Cutting: Storybook Looks - TODAY@ 4:30pm
  • BRAHM Wet Paint Sale - August 21st, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Ribbon Cutting: Appalachian Outfitters - August 24th @ 4:30pm
  • Blowing Rock Young Professionals Meeting - August 25th @ 5:30pm
Welcome to the team!
Kristen Brown has joined the Chamber team this week! She will be working in the Visitors Center and Office Administrator.

Say Hello at or call the office at 828-295-7851
State of Emergency Town of Blowing Rock
A State of Emergency for the Town of Blowing Rock has been reinstated due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Watauga County, which is now considered to have "substantial" transmission risk.

The Blowing Rock Town Council has decided to require Face Coverings in Town of Blowing Rock Buildings, i.e. Town Hall, Police Station, Fire Station, American Legion, etc.

The Blowing Rock Town Council is also strongly encouraging businesses to require employees and customers to wear face masks while indoors as well.

AppHealthCare Covid-19 Update
Your free COVID-19 vaccine comes with more than peace of mind: A $25 Summer Card to cover your time and transportation. To get a vaccine with us, you can either schedule an appointment by calling our clinic locations, Alleghany (336) 372-5641, Ashe (336) 246-9449, Watauga (828) 264-4995 and pressing 2 or by walk-in Monday through Friday 8:00 to 4:00pm.

Ribbon Cutting: Appalachian Outfitters
Are you coming to my event?
Tanger Outlets

08/24/21 4:30pm - 08/24/21 5:00pm

Join the Chamber in welcoming our newest member - Appalachian Outfitters! The new retailer features App State apparel & outdoor gear.
I'll be there!
I can't make it
Member News
Rotary Silent Auction
The Rotary Club of Blowing Rock will hold it's Eighth Annual Charity Auction on Saturday August 21, 2021. Come to the American Legion Hall in downtown Blowing Rock from 3PM to 5PM to bid on silent auction items and stay for the Live Auction immediately following silent auction bidding. All proceeds of the auction go to high country charities whose programs of work focus on families and children.
Food Truck Night at First Baptist Church
We are so excited to be able to have our Food Truck Night again this year! Join us this Sunday, August 22, from 5-8 p.m. 

This year we have Egg Rollin’, Rascal Jack’s Sandwich Shack, The Latin Twist Café’, Kalman’s Bon Appetit, Village Inn Pizza Truck, Hot Diggity Dog, and Roll’D Sweets, bringing their great foods for us. 
Tin Can Alley will be playing music throughout the evening!
So bring your blankets or lawn chairs for a fun night on the church lawn.
Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors to this event for the entire community.
Hunger Co. Fall Blast
Saturday, September 25th

Mark your calendars for this years Fall Blast! This beloved clay tournament event is happening again in 2021 and we are so excited to host participants from last year as well as new ones.
Held at the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain Club participants can enjoy a Shotgun Style tournament with 12 stations nestled in the woods of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as a wine social after the event. Stick around for fun prizes as well as a silent auction.

To find out more and register your team, click here.
High Country Caregivers Motown Night
Tuesday, September 14th

We are always very excited about our flagship annual fundraiser “A Night at Chetola.” This event, held lakeside at Chetola Resort features a five course meal, open bar, silent auction, and live music/dancing entertainment.
For 2021, the live music is generously provided by the award-winning 8-piece Motown band, “The Business.”

To learn more about this event and to register, click here.
Hospitality House Auction
Hospitality House of Northwest North Carolina is moving forward with its largest annual fundraiser, the Hope Luncheon, Friday August 20, 2021 at Blue Ridge Mountain Club. In conjunction with that event, there will be an online auction featuring three hundred and sixty items valued at $80,000.
The wine social and silent auction had become a much looked-forward-to staple of the annual Hope Luncheon in years past. While the wine social will remain, the auction will be conducted online, as it was last year. The auction preview began Monday August 9th, with bidding commencing on Thursday August 12th. The auction will close Saturday August 21st at 9:00 p.m.
The theme for this year’s event, “Hope Knows My Name,” speaks to the personal connections between individuals and families that rely on the programs of Hospitality House and the staff and community members who help guide them toward stability and success. 

Upcoming Blood Drive
Spangler Restoration's Community Blood Drive at Tanger Outlets in Blowing Rock

Tuesday, August 24th from 1:00pm - 6:00pm

All donors will receive a $20 eGift Card.
Simple Gesture Bag Drop Off
The Chamber is a collection site for Hunger & Health Coalition, Inc. Simple Gesture program. Drop off your green bag with non-perishable food items by TOMORROW!
Tennis Tournament
Tennis Tournament 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Doubles, Round robin style
32 Entries available!
Entry Fee includes Happy Hour
$75 for DVAC Members and $100 for Non-Members
Round Robin: Participants will register themselves individually and will NOT play with the same doubles partners all day. Instead, participants will play with a variety of doubles partners according to their approximate skill levels.
Happy Hour on the Deer Valley pool deck
5-7 PM
Non-Player Entry Fee for Happy Hour: $50
Happy Hour is included with the Tennis Tournament entry, but non-tennis player supporters are encouraged to join us for wine and beer, heavy hors d'ouevres provided by High Country Greek, live music by Those 3 Guys Band, and a silent auction.

Artist in Residence
Daily art to recommend! This week's Artists in Residence is Kathryn Regal, Mixed Media and Pencil Drawings.
Kathryn combines old family photos with current-day prints to make a story—either real or imagined. Adding images of maps, news clippings, advertisements, sewing patterns, stamps and more, she then paints the layers together with acrylic paint to make it seem like a seamless picture.
Artists in Residence at Edgewood Cottage continues through September 19 and is open every day.
More events and updates can be found on our online calendar.

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