Home Life FUN-raising: Blowing Rock Community Foundation Party Shows Appreciation

FUN-raising: Blowing Rock Community Foundation Party Shows Appreciation

By David Rogers. August 9, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC — It was a night of appreciation and fundraising — and funraising.

Photographic images by David Rogers for Blowing Rock News

ASC_4315Party goers were movin' and groovin' by evening's end, but not before dining, socializing, and taking care of business. Wendy Estes served as emcee for the event that is hosted by the Blowing Rock Community Foundation as a special thank-you to the volunteers and sponsors of Blowing Rock Community Service Days, including Groovy Nights.

ASC_4363Bill Spooner, with an assist from Gwen Dingh, did the honoras auctioneer for the live auction, which fetched well over $6,000 for four that included:

  • a 3-night stay at The New Public House & Hotel with dinner each night at Bistro Roca, The New Public House, and Gideon Ridge
  • A "Catered Party for 40" by Woodlands BBQ
  • A "Personal Dinner Party for 6" at the high bidder's home, prepared by Fire on the Rock winner, Hunter Hallmark, including food and wine pairing
  • Linville Ridge "Golf for Four", including lunch, dinner and a one night stay at the VIP cottage

ASC_4317Miss Dingh spent a good part of the live auction time cajoling the active participants into raising their bids.  An estimated 150 attended the event.




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