GLENDALE SPRINGS — The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Member Blast at Glendale Springs Inn and Restaurant on Thursday, June 20, raising $170 for its high school scholarship fund.
The Member Blast offers a way for chamber members and Ashe County business owners to network, while also raising money with a 50/50 raffle for the various scholarships the Chamber of Commerce provides for high school students.
“It’s just a way to keep giving to the community,” Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kitty Honeycutt said.
Last year, the Chamber of Commerce awarded $5,000 in scholarships, Honeycutt said.
Karen Powell, Skyline Skybest public relations administrator and former chair of the Chamber of Commerce, announced the 25th annual Relay for Life in Ashe County. The relay is scheduled for Friday, July 19, starting at 6 p.m. at Ashe County High School. Powell said that 20 teams will be participating this year.
The Members Blast also serves as a way to share information and recognize new chamber members. At this month’s meeting, the chamber recognized Ridgetop Yoga Retreat and Susan and Kevin Leach of RE/MAX realty group, as well as others.
Nancy Preece, co-owner of Glendale Springs Inn, provided an update for Carretta’s Trattoria Italiana restaurant during the Member Blast.
“We are very close to opening,” Preece said.
This month’s Member Blast was sponsored by Skyline Skybest with food and refreshments provided by Glendale Springs Inn and Restaurant.