Blowing Rock Chamber Presents $4,360 Check to Local Charities With WinterFest Proceeds

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:33 am

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 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 WinterFest 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.

During WinterFest many additional local organizations benefited by hosting independent events to raise money. Mountain Alliance raised $11,000 at their WinterFest Auction in the American Legion Building. Other organizations that benefited from WinterFest events include the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, Watauga Humane Society, Blowing Rock School PTO, and the Girl Scouts. 

Any nonprofit organizations interested in hosting a WinterFest event for 2018 can contact Billie Rogers, Events Director at (828) 295-7851 or by email at [email protected].

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