BLOWING ROCK – Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Historical Society, Jerry Burns Day is Tuesday, June 18. An informal celebration will be held at Edgewood Cottage at 3:30 pm.
“A resolution to celebrate June 18th each year as “Jerry Burns Day” commemorating the town’s greatest cheerleader of his generation, and the man who is still remembered by many as the spirit of goodness in our village, was made in 2012,” the Blowing Rock Historical Society stated. “It’s been said that Jerry put the sunshine in every story for The Blowing Rocket; he was editor for over 44 years.”
Jerry’s birthday is celebrated each year with a program highlighted a particular family’s history in Blowing Rock. This year, Susie Greene will share her family’s history along with stories of the night life in Blowing Rock during the 1940s through the 1980s. The Greenes have been noted as the first family to settle in Blowing Rock.
Founded in 1985, the Blowing Rock Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the historical character and charm of Blowing Rock.