Opening Doors for the past 60 years
Susie Greene, Chair and Loy McGill, Co-chair
Opening Doors for 60 Years
60th Tour of Homes raises $82,000
The results have been tallied and the 60th annual Tour of Homes was a banner year! Generating $82,000, Tour proceeds funded grant requests to area non-profits supporting such issues as women, families, food insecurity, educational programming and homelessness. The Tour committee awarded grants to the following organizations: Blowing Rock Cares food pantry, the Blowing Rock Library, Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation, Blowing Rock School tutoring program, BRAHM, Children’s Council, Community Care Clinic, Creative Peacemakers serving the Latino population, Habitat for Humanity of Watauga County, Hospitality House, Hunger and Health Coalition food assistance programs, Middle Fork Greenway, OASIS, Resort Area Ministries, WAMY Community Action, Watauga County Back 2 School Festival, Western Youth Network, Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge, Crossnore School and Thompson Child & Family Focus, and Camp Henry Scholarships.
Held the last Friday in July, the Tour of Homes opens doors to some of Blowing Rock’s most special historic homes. The Tour is made possible because of the generous support of homeowners, sponsors, underwriters, vendors, police and fire personnel, and over 250 volunteers who staff the Tour, making everything from the Gala to the home tour appear seamless. Although started by the women of the church sixty years ago, the Tour has become a widely-supported community event generating over a million dollars in needed funds for High Country recipients since its inception. Approximately 1,500 people attend the Tour to enjoy the homes and hospitality that also include a bazaar and luncheon. We are thankful that together we are “opening doors” for those in need.
2019 Dates: Gala – July 11 Tour of Homes – July 26