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Rotary Club of Blowing Rock Gives $30,000 To Various High Country Nonprofits

Members of the Rotary Club of Blowing Rock and representatives from nearly 10 nonprofits receiving grants pose for a photo outside the Bob Timberlake Restaurant at Chetola. Photo courtesy Rotary Club of Blowing Rock

By Jesse Wood

This week, the Roatary Club of Blowing Rock donated $30,000 in proceeds generated from its 2016 Rotary Charity Auction at the American Legion Building in August to various High Country nonprofits.

On Monday, the Rotary Club met in Chetola Resort and distributed the funds to nearly 10 nonprofits doing good work in the community. According to Rotary President Ray Pickett, the nonprofits receiving an undisclosed share of the $30,000 include:

  • Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S.
  • Hospitality House
  • Hunger and Health Coalition
  • Mountain Alliance
  • Children’s Playhouse
  • Community Care Clinic
  • WAMY
  • Oasis
  • Western Youth Network

The $30,000 raised was a record for the annual event. To date, the Rotary Charity Auction in Blowing Rock has generated $125,000 for local charities.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Blowing Rock, click here. 

The Rotary Club of Blowing Rock meets each Monday for a buffet lunch at 11:45 a.m. at Chetola Resort located at 500 Main Street.