GLENDALE SPRINGS — The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Member Blast Thursday, April 18, which allowed member organizations the opportunity to mingle while celebrating the chamber’s work and growth. The event featured fun, food, news and a raffle drawing.

The blast was held at New River Inn and Cabins, while the event itself was sponsored by Mountainscape Realty. After attendees had the time to explore New River Inn and Cabins’ expansive collection of rooms and rental cabins, as well as enjoy the view, Joe Chamberlain from Mountainscape Realty gave a few words about being a chamber member and what his company has been up to lately.

Next up was Ashe County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kitty Honeycutt, who spoke fondly of what the chamber and its member organizations have been doing in the previous month. Honeycutt also mentioned that applications for Leadership Ashe, a course that gives participants an in-depth look at Ashe County, had gone out the day before.

Following Honeycutt’s presentation was the raffle drawing, which featured door prizes donated by Appalachian Electric, Mountainscape Realty, New River Inn and Cabins, Events on the New, Lowe’s and more. There was also a 50/50 drawing, which helped raise money for the Ashe Advantage Project, a scholorship fund for students from Ashe County. Honeycutt announced the Ashe Advantage Project has already raised over $5,000, a $1,000 increase from last year.

The next Member Blast is scheduled for Thursday, May 16 and will be held at The Hotel Tavern in West Jefferson.

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