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Originally published: 2014-04-16 13:07:53
Last modified: 2014-04-16 14:51:22

Commissioners recognize Hound Ears Club for 50 years of service

by Staff Reports

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners passed a proclamation on Tuesday honoring Hound Ears Club in Boone for its 50 years of service to the High Country.



WHEREAS, Hound Ears Club was chartered in 1964 and has provided fifty (50) years of community service and economic benefit to the people of Watauga County; and


WHEREAS, the Robbins Family, who have contributed immeasurably to the tourism success of Watauga County,  launched this  community-minded club embracing 750 scenic acres and provided a new elevation of luxury, comfort and tradition in the Blue Ridge Mountains near the towns of Blowing Rock, Boone, Foscoe, Valle Crucis and Banner Elk; and


WHEREAS, Hound Ears members and residents have raised and contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit many Watauga County  institutions including the Seby B. Jones Cancer Center at Watauga Medical Center and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University, and have served and continue to serve on the boards of  numerous local organizations including Hospitality House, the Watauga County Library, Appalachian Summer Festival, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM), the Red Cross, High Country United Way, Lees-McRae College, Grandfather Home for Children, Crossnore School, and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail initiative; and


WHEREAS,   over  the  past  fifty  (50)  years,  Hound  Ears  Club  has  made  valuable contributions  to  the  economy of  Watauga  County  through  capital investment projects, local business patronage, college scholarships, real-estate development and sales, and local job opportunities -- indeed, providing many current business and government leaders with their very first jobs;


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED that the Watauga County Board of Commissioners extends to Hound Ears Club sincere congratulations on this 50th Anniversary and best wishes for many years of continued success.