Susan Jones, Watuaga District Manager (at left) and Jason Lingle, Manager of Energy Soluntions (at right) with Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative said that a good way to save energy is to get an energy audit of your home. Among other things it can identify leaks that can be plugged to keep heat from espcaping to the outside. They also said that BREC is looking to install electric car charging stations in Blowing Rock. They now have some already installed at App State. Photos by Basil Kuzyszyn.
Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue Chief Kent Graham (at left) and Firefighter/EMT Chip Norwood (at right) reported that in addition to the station now six miles west of Blowing Rock they plan to build another near Aho. Interesting fact about are fires: 48% are caused by cooking. Only 1/2 of one percent are started by playing with matches. Photos courtesy of Blowing Rock News.
The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce announced that it has nominated our club for it’s Gazebo project in the New Construction category sponsored by United Community Bank and for the Community Service award sponsored by Blue Ridge Mountain Club!
The winners will be announced at the Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Meadowbrook Inn & Suites. Registration and networking will begin at and the program will start at Noon. The cost is $25 per person. Call 828-295-7851 to purchase tickets.
Blood Drive Chair Jim West announced that the blood drive at Rumple Church Tuesday, January 19th was a big success. He said they collected 38 pints of blood for the American Red Cross. Thanks to Jim for organizing our blood drives and to those who helped: Ann Williams with registration and Joe Dyer with the canteen.
And thanks to the members who donated blood: Bill Leahey, Wayne and Kathryn Holliday, Chip Eidel and Cullie Tarleton.
NEXT BLOOD DRIVE: TUESDAY APRIL 19 11:30-4:30
AT RUMPLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH