Kathy Beach : Rumple Memorial Presbyterian

The Missions Committee and Session of Rumple have great news for BR CARES.

Blowing Rock CARES. Because of an abundance of generosity to Rumple in 2019, the
Session designated over $20,000 additional dollars to the Rumple Missions Committee to be dispersed early in 2020.

We are excited to share that Blowing Rock CARES will be receiving this one time additional check from Rumple for $5275.00.



Easter Dinner Food Drive-2020-Wednesday, February 26th until Friday, April 3rd, 2020.

food 1

Blowing Rock Cares Special Easter Dinner

We will continue our support of the BRCares Food Pantry during the Lenten season. Blowing Rock Cares Food Pantry will be collecting special donations for an Easter dinner for their clients. In addition to the regular pantry items.They will be providing items for an Easter dinner. Many items will need to be purchased. Please consider supporting BRCares with a monetary donation or with non-perishable items such as canned yams, trail mix and brown sugar along with personal items (toilet paper, tooth paste, soap). We will also be collecting bags of potatoes and onions. Donations made to BRCares should indicate BRCares- Easter Dinner in memo line. ​

​Please bring any items anytime during the Lenten season and leave them in the shopping cart in the church office reception area. Food items and monetary Donations for a special Easter Dinner for our clients. Once again, Here is a list of suggested food items to donate:

  • Bag of potatoes
  • bag of onions
  • trail mix,
  • raisins,
  • brown sugar,
  • personal hygiene items (toilet paper, tooth paste and hand soap).Items or donations may be dropped off at Rumple.

We will be collecting all of the items listed including dollar donations from:

Wednesday, February 26th until Friday, April 3rd, 2020.


BR Cares Chili Cook Off Participation, Winterfest Event 2020.

Chili tasting: BR CARES Town Tavern, Staff Brett and Charlene along with Charles Hardin -President of the BR Chamber of Commerce.

Chili tasting: BR CARES Town Tavern, Staff Brett and Charlene along with Charles Hardin -President of the BR Chamber of Commerce.  BRCARES Tim Harris writes: 

Blowing Rock CARES entered the Rotary Chili Challenge at this year’s Winterfest after being away for a couple of years.  We partnered with Town Tavern of Blowing Rock for the chili, thanks to Justin Davis (the owner and one of our new Board members) and Melissa Pickett, wife of former Board member Ray Pickett.  We thank Brett and Charleen, staff at Town Tavern, for serving the yummy chili and jalapeño corn bread, and for doing such a good job of promoting Blowing Rock CARES at the same time.  Many thanks also to volunteers Joanie Shirley, Paul Horton, Sylvia Tarleton, and Mary Hutchens for taking turns promoting Blowing Rock CARES, and to new Board member Jann Kip for taking some photos.  There was a good size crowd for a snowy day.  We raised $265 in cash donations, and Town Tavern made a matching donation in addition to the chili.  I’d say it was a good day for Blowing Rock CARES.