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Blowing Rock Patrons Party and Fashion Show Bring In $69,000 for ARHS Chestnut Ridge

Woman of the Year recipient Suzanne Miller and husband Buzzy. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation would like to thank everyone who supported the 2015 Patrons Evening on June 19th and The 38th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon on August 7. There are many people to thank – committee members, volunteers, merchants and donors.

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“This year was a great success – these events raised $69,000! The money raised is going to fund The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’s new post-acute care facility in Blowing Rock. We are getting closer to the grand opening of this new facility, and the dedication and support of this community is amazing,” stated Rob Hudspeth, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Senior Vice President for System Advancement.

Blowing Rock Fashion Show 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Thank you to our Patrons Evening Co-Chairs Bo Henderson and Debbie Covington, and Events Executive Chair, Suzanne Miller. Their hard work and countless hours of planning and coordinating these events are so greatly appreciated and contributed to making 2015 another sell-out year. This year’s Patrons Party committee members were Ramona Bryson, Ed Springs, Betsy Wilcox, and Vicki Worsham. The Fashion Show committee chairs included Ruth Dyer, Lynn Lawrence, Mandy Poplin, Ellen Cooley, Vicki Worsham, and Rita Griffith. Without their tireless effort and numerous volunteer hours, these events would not have been possible.

Congratulations to Suzanne Miller, the 2015 Woman of the Year! Since 1989, Mrs. Miller has been volunteering for the annual Blowing Rock Fashion Show and Luncheon. She has served as chair for the event three different years.

Blowing Rock Fashion Show 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Thank you to Fashion Show & Luncheon volunteers Andrea Amarica, Marlene Cohen, Margaret Deaton, Rebecca DiSunno, Vern Dyer, Marianne Hall, Andrea Long, Dena Lutz, Jane Meyers, Lynne Rees, Alice Roess, Nancy Usher, Pat Collins, Jamie Dixey, Dana Hershey, Joe and Beth Jackson, Pat Mauldin, Sabine Miller, Joe Rauleson, Fredel and Pat Reighard, Toni Robinson, Hugh Schindler, Bill Thorn, Martha West, Charlene Wilson, and Deatra Younce.

Thank you to Blowing Rock Country Club and their entire staff. Thank you to the merchants for an amazing Fashion Show: BJ’s Resort Wear, Blowing Rock Estate Jewelry Antiques, Carriage Trade Boutique, Did Someone Say Party?, Doncaster, Mast General Store, Monkee’s, Take Heart, South’s Specialty Clothiers, The Dande Lion, and Watsonatta Western World

Thank you to the models: Lyn Boyd, Pat Collins, Olga Fairbanks, Joellyn Gibbons, Renee Godwin, Wendy Green, Marianne Hall, Gina Harwood, Nancy Hershey, Dee Lambeth, Jenny Miller, Pam Muma, Shelby Ott, Tiffany Taylor, Katy Thompson, Grace Will, Cathy Williamson, Vicki Worsham, and Susan Wright.

Thank you to our sponsors: The Broyhill Family Foundation, The Couch Family, and The George T. Baker Foundation, Inc.

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 The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge, which will offer post-acute care, including 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, visit www.chestnutridgeblowingrock.org.