Sponsored by St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church, the 57th annual Tour of Homes will showcase four homes on Friday, July 24. Transportation will be provided from the church beginning at 9 am until 3 pm with the houses open until 4 pm. Parking is available near the church in the deck at Wallingford Street and Laurel Lane, next to the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.


The Patron Party is going to be hosted by Charlene & Bob Barham at their wonderful home "Sunset Ridge" overlooking the glorious Blue Ridge! Buddy Fore and his coterie of staff have prepared a menu for the July 9th event, from 6:30 to 8:30, which will satisfy the most discerning palate. Tickets for the black-tie optional cocktail party are available at $150.00 per person (which includes one ticket for the Tour of Homes) from the church office. Parking with shuttle service will be from Blowing Rock Furniture at 321 and Main Street.


The 57th Tour of Homes (TOH) will be from 9:00 am til 4:00 pm on Friday July 24th. The last shuttles for homes will leave the church at 3:00 pm. Four wonderful homes are offered on tour this year -

- Creekside - home of Susan DeVore

- the Barham house - home of Charlene & Bob Barham

- Serenity Cottage - home of Robert Kling & Tom Veale

- Craig's Cottage - home of Susan Little


As always your help is needed! Signup in the Parish Hall for driving, hosting, serving lunch, working the tents for either baked goods or Timeless Treasure and the Wall of Wine, picking or arranging flowers, set-up or clean-up, selling tickets, office volunteer, or just a volunteer to do anything needed. It takes a village to put on the TOH and the whole of Blowing Rock is that village.   


Thank you in advance for joining me in the fun! As always 100% of the profits go toward outreach in and around our community!


Bo Henderson, 2015 Chairman


Calling all Bakers.....it's time again to brush up your culinary skills and get baking!

This years theme for the TOH Bake Sale will once again be "The Italian Marketplace" as it was very successful last year. You can bake ANYTHING at all but items with an Italian Flair are always a hit! We need lots of volunteers to pack and wrap the day before the tour (Thursday).

Please contact us at tomveale@ymail.com to let us know if you can volunteer for either/or both the packing day and working the tent on the day of the tour. There will be a morning and afternoon shift for the day of the tour, so volunteers

will not have to work the entire day and can go on the tour.

Also, we need lots of donations of rolls of medium and wide ribbons in red and white

Please contact us if you have any questions!

Thank you, 

Robert Kling and Tom Veale



There will be a meeting of all the committee chairs on Sunday, June 28th at 4:00 PM in the Parish Hall.  Please make every effort to attend.




The 57th Annual

St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church

Tour of Homes Patron Party

Thursday, July 9, 2015

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

at “Sunset Ridge”,  the home of Bob and Charlene Barham

1882 Main Street

Tickets: $150.00 per person

Includes one tour ticket for Friday, July 24th tour

Checks payable and mailed to:

St. Mary of the Hills Tour of Homes

memo: Patron Party

Post Office Box 14

Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605

Shuttle to house from church parking lot and

The Blowing Rock Furniture Gallery

Additional information:  Buddy Fore-(828) 773-3571

*Black tie optional*

$100 tax deductible for IRS purposes