One of Blowing Rock's most anticipated event of the year, the annual tour of homes, drew in over 1,200 community members who gathered on July 28 to explore the charm and history of this quaint North Carolina town. Sponsored by St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church, this event was not just about showcasing beautiful homes but also about giving back to the community.
The tour featured four of the most remarkable homes in Blowing Rock's famous Green Hill Circle community. Residents and visitors alike consider these houses as favorites in the area, and it's not hard to see why. Nestled among captivating views that overlook the picturesque town of Blowing Rock and the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, these homes offer a glimpse of both history and natural beauty.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors had the opportunity to purchase tickets and immerse themselves in the splendor of this charming neighborhood. For those needing handicap accessibility, transportation was thoughtfully provided from the church to the homes. Given the steep hills and warm, humid weather, the organizers set up transportation and water stations throughout the tour, ensuring everyone had a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
The tour of homes was not the only highlight of the day. St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church organized additional activities to add to the festivities. Attendees were delighted with a bake sale that tempted taste buds, a Timeless Treasures Tent sale to find unique treasures, and informative tours of the church.
Jo Ann Hallmark, the chair of the Blowing Rock Tour of Homes, couldn't be prouder of the day's success. She described it as "a monumental demonstration of teamwork," with both the community and St. Mary volunteers working together seamlessly.
The tour served as a significant fundraiser for St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church, with all proceeds contributing to the support of various community organizations. While the final amount raised during the event is yet to be calculated by the tour of homes committee, the anticipation is high as everyone eagerly awaits the grand total.
If you missed the chance to join the tour of homes this year, don't worry; there's always next time! Keep an eye on www.stmaryofthehills.org/tour-of-homes23 for updates and information on future events. This remarkable event not only celebrates the beauty of Blowing Rock but also exemplifies the spirit of community and giving back. So mark your calendars and get ready for a day filled with charm, history, and heartwarming experiences at the Blowing Rock tour of homes.