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Cast Bread is grateful after celebration dinner and auction at Blowing Rock Conference Center

Diann Miller introduces Jason Wood before presenting him with the 2022 Janet Specht Volunteer of the Year Award.

BLOWING ROCK, NC – November 10, 2022 – For the first time since 2019, Casting Bread hosted its celebration dinner and auction at the Blowing Rock Conference Center on November 3. More than 100 attendees joined in the festivities, which included chances to bid on the experiences private chef, local art and an eye-catching rug from The Rug Company, among other items. Guests also purchased entries for a raffle that included hand-carved wooden portions and decorative pieces, original artwork, foil photographs and many other treasures. The Blowing Rock Conference Center served a delicious meal before the first-ever Janet Specht Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Jason Wood.

The evening’s event raised nearly $20,000 to help fulfill Casting Bread’s vision of increasing food security in the High Country. “We feel blessed to be surrounded by so many people who love and support the work we do to provide food, compassion and community,” said Casting Bread COO Diann Miller.

Casting Bread thanks all the people, organizations and businesses that made this evening a success, including:

Platinum Sponsors: Blowing Rock Conference Center, Sunset & Vine, The Mustard Seed, Walmart

Other Supporters: Amy Van Devender, Angie Gregg, Beth Lyons, Bistro Roca Antlers Bar, Blue Ridge Energy, Bolick and Traditions Pottery, Café Violette, Cara Hayes, Chef Aidan Waite, Chuck and Sue Germain, Clean Eatz Boone, Cornerstone Christian Books, Gifts and Gallery, Craig York, Dawn Stearns at Wild Birds Galore & More, de la CRUZ Farms, Earl Davis, Garnet Rose Soap Company, Georgia Hall, Gideon Ridge Inn, Harris Teeter of Boone, Heavenly Touch Day Spa & Tanning, High Country Woodworks, JW Tweeds, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Karen Maugans Gallery, Log House Florist, Lowes Foods, Lynn Hill, Makoto’s Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, Mark and Beth Miller, Monkee’s of Blowing Rock, Mo’s Boots and Carhartt, Mountain Vista Window Washing , Najla’s Boutique, Neaco, Rachael Salmon, Red Onion Café, Serves You Right!, Six Pence Pub, Steve Pace at Bouquet Florist, LLC, Tazmaraz Boutique, The Gilded Lily by Patra, The Rug Company, The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop , Vera BradleyRead more read on Casting Bread and help increase food security, visit, drop off food in Travis’s Lunchbox at Boone Drug’s Deerfield, King Street and New Market, or, from November 10 to December 20, drop off food at Walmart in Boon.

The capacity crowd that donated nearly $20,000 to increase food security.
The amazing staff at the Blowing the Blowing Rock Conference Center prepares dinner.
Table 9 before the event.

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