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Hometown Harvest, 2019…bringing community together

Is that a moon landing? No, it is a red-white-and-blue entry in the cake baking contest — very appropriate for Veterans Day! Mmmmm…Looks like Private First Class Gomer Pyle has already found this cake, given the missing slice!

By David Rogers. November 10, 2019. BLOWING ROCK, NC — Several Blowing Rock residents had to have their DVRs on Sunday night, recording the Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers football game. There was no way they were going to miss the Town’s 12th Annual Hometown Harvest Supper, this year hosted by the Blowing Rock Historical Society at the American Legion Building.

COVER IMAGE: With cold weather, maybe even snow supposed to hit town by Tuesday, a snowman in the cake baking contest is only appropriate! Photographic images by David Rogers for Blowing Rock News

Mayor Charlie Sellers (that’s him in the back of the room with the microphone) served as emcee

More than 100 attended and participated in this year’s big “community potluck” dinner, where everyone brought a covered dish and the Historical Society provided some meal essentials. It was also an opportunity to bring canned food in benefit of Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S. and Casting Bread food pantries.

A potluck dinner — supersized!

Organizers deliberately scheduled this year’s event on Veterans Day weekend, recognizing all of those who served in one of the military services. On behalf of the Historical Society and the Town, Mayor Charlie Sellers asked all of the veterans within the packed Legion hall to stand and they received enthusiastic applause as they were recognized.

As she has done many years in the past, Lynn Lawrence blessed the evening with an inspirational rendition of “God Bless America,” adding when she had finished, “…and God bless Blowing Rock!” with a big smile.

What’s a Hometown Harvest supper without green beans?!

Rev. Andrew J. Hege, who leads worship services and performs pastoral duties at St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church, Blowing Rock, offered a thoughtful invocation and blessing of the food.

And food aplenty there was, as well as cake, cake, cake — and other desserts!

Mmmmm…cheesy scalloped potatoes, toasted to a golden brown on top.

If you missed this year’s Hometown Harvest, be sure not to miss next year!

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