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Blowing Rock Patrons Evening Under the Stars and Fashion Show a Huge Success; Raises $70,000


Sept. 9, 2014. Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation would like to thank everyone who supported the Patrons Evening Under the Stars on July 26 and the 37th annual Blowing Rock Fashion Show and Luncheon on Aug. 1. With 130 people attending the Patrons Evening and 284 attending the luncheon, both events were a complete sellout! There are many people to thank – committee members, volunteers, merchants and donors.

“I am so pleased that the Fashion Show Luncheon and Patrons Evening raised $70,000 to support the Chestnut Ridge project,” stated Rob Hudspeth, Senior Vice President for System Advancement.

A huge thanks goes to our Blowing Rock Patrons Evening and Fashion Show General Events Chair, Alice Roess. The time and talent she poured into organizing and facilitating these events made them both a huge success. This year’s Blowing Rock Events committee members were Ruth Dyer, Suzanne Miller, Trimella Chaney, Giner Ebaugh, Lynn Lawrence, Betty Pitts, Vicki Worsham, Dena Lutz, Lynne Rees and Jane Meyers. Our honorary chairwoman was Tacky Vosburgh. Without their tireless effort and numerous volunteer hours, these events would not have been possible. Thank you also to the Patrons Evening hosts, Ron and Paula Withrow.

Thank you to volunteers Patsy Turner, Mandy Poplin, Traci Royster, Hope Caroselli, Melissa Daniels, Dusty Stacy, Owene Courtney, Marty Johnson, Pam Misle, Julie Vice, Kirby Brown, Rita Griffith, Genie Starnes, Margo Lenmark, Ashlee Miller, Peggy Weltz, Nancy Zutervall, Gwen Dhing, George Wilcox, Megan Horner, Kay Show, Tiffany Taylor, Carol Aldridge, Carole Reynolds Cowan, Linda Mellaney, Candace Winebarger, Vern Dyer, Don Hubble, Hugh Schindler, Jerry Starnes and Kevin Troyer.

Thank you to Blowing Rock Country Club and their entire staff. Thank you to the merchants for an incredible Fashion Show: Almost Rodeo Drive, Celeste’s, The Fig Leaf, Finlay House Couture, The Gilded Lily, J.W. Tweeds and Tazmaraz.

Thank you also to the models: Cory Bettis, Betty Brown, Ted and Marty Couch, Rob Dyer and Lisa Stripling, Scott Fogleman, Joellyn Gibbons, Herman and Renee Godwin, Susan Hambright, David Harwood, Liz Hayes, Abigail Hedgecock, Bo Henderson and Ed Springs, Rob Hudspeth, JB and Lynn Lawrence, Betty Pitts, Scott MacIntosh, Rick Mattar, Celeste Phillips, Richard Sparks, Shelley & Kent Tarbutton, Tiffany Taylor, Lillie and Savannah Troyer, Patsy Turner, Tacky Vosburgh, Diane Warlick and Beth and Kayleigh Anne Warlick.

Thank you to our sponsors: George T. Baker Foundation, Ray and Barbara Baker Beahn; Broyhill Family Foundation; Harriet Davant; Bunky and Teena Davant, Robert A. and Camille S. Reed; Barbara and Jim Scott; Greg and Anne Tarbutton; and Denise DeBartolo York.

Finally, thanks to all who attended and donated to these events. Without your continued and enthusiastic support, this tradition would not be what it is today. We appreciate the community engagement and excitement about Chestnut Ridge, which will offer post-acute care, which includes short- and long-term rehabilitative services, skilled nursing care, memory care support and palliative care. These services will enhance the quality of life of High Country residents.

To learn more about Chestnut Ridge at Blowing Rock visit www.chestnutridgeblowingrock.org or call 828-262-4391.

For more information about Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, visit www.APPRHS.org.