LAUREL SPRINGS — The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce held its July Member Blast at Little Peak Creek Farm in Laurel Springs Thursday, July 18. The monthly event was sponsored by the Ashe County office of the North Carolina Agricultural Extension.

The event’s location, Little Peak Creek Farm, is the home and property of Stephen and Lisa Willingham, who have owned the 74-acre property for 12 years. The couple have worked to turn the once-overgrown land into their rural retreat, which features a pair of rental cabins and numerous animals.

Ashe County Extension Director Travis Birdsell took the time to talk about the work the Extension has been doing in recent months, as well as celebrating the office being fully staffed for the first time in over a year.

The event featured a door prize drawing, with gifts from LR Digital Conversions, The Hotel Tavern and the Chamber. According to Honeycutt, the event is a monthly way for representatives from Chamber member businesses to mingle, share ideas and enjoy themselves.

The next Blast is scheduled for Aug. 15 at Boondocks’ outdoor area.

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