Community and Business

The 2021 Blowing Rock Tour of Homes will again be Held Virtually on Friday, July 23.

High Country Press reports the the annual Blowing Rock Tour of Homes will be showcasing four unique homes — the homes of Polly and Richard Gambill, Jeff Roberts, Lee Rocamora and John Thompson, and Jean and Otis Sawyer.

Additional highlights this year include a floral demonstration and a cooking demonstration.

According to the report, last year's virtual tour raised around $62,000 with 100% of the proceeds going directly to nonprofits in the High Country.

Sponsored by the women of St. Mary’s of the Hills Episcopal Church, the 2021 Blowing Rock Tour of Homes online will go live on July 23 and will be available for one year. You can access it at You can also forward the virtual tour to friends and family, and it can be seen as many times as one would like.

Participation is free; however, viewers are encouraged to donate the suggested minimum of $35, the normal tour ticket price. There will also be an online auction July 23 through August 6.