Our newest member, Rita Griffith of Blowing Rock and Oviedo, Florida was inducted in to the club Monday, August 14, 2017. She and her late husband, Serge, first came to Blowing Rock around 17 years ago. They eventually bought a home near Bishop’s Ridge (near Tweetsie Railroad). Rita was born and raised in Washington, DC, where she worked for the State Department. She and her late husband, a Pharmacist, owned three drug stores and an upscale gift shop. They delivered prescription drugs for free, (unheard of in this day and age) and always gave medications, at no charge, to their customers on Christmas Day .
When they purchased their home in Blowing Rock, she and Serge started working in the Hunger & Health Coalition’s pharmacy. After her husband passed away, Rita continued on at the pharmacy two days a week. She has been doing that now for 15 years. She is on the entertainment committee at Blowing Rock Country Club where she is a member.
She is looking forward to this new chapter in her life as a member of our club. She says she believes that if God has given people a lot, they owe that back to their society and environment. Let’s be sure to welcome Rita and put her to work (she already volunteered at the horse show gate).