BLOWING ROCK — St. Mary of the Hills will be holding two events in July. The first is the gala fundraiser, which will be hosted at The Car Barn in Blowing Rock from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11.

The fundraiser will be hosted at The Car Barn of Chip and Monica Perry on Cone Road. There will be live music from the Lucky Strikes and both live and silent auctions. On display will be the Perry’s collection of classic European sports cars.

Tickets to the gala fundraiser are $75. For more information, including parking instructions, call (828) 295-7323.

Later in July, St. Mary’s 61st annual Tour of Homes takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 26.

The four homes on the tour include a 200-year old cabin, a thoroughly modern home, a condo and a Main Street remodeled home.

The Gala will have music by the Lucky Strikes, dancing, hors d’oeuvres by Appalachian State University Catering and both live and silent auctions.

Since the Tour’s inception in 1958, more than a $1 million dollars has been given to charities. Countless individuals in the High Country have benefited from the generosity of the women and men who have participated in making the event possible.

For additional details and ticket pricing, call (828) 295-7179 or visit St. Mary’s online at

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