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BPR's Summer Member Week


Thank you to the 300+ donors and local businesses for participating in BPR's Summer Member Week, and to Sustaining Members for ongoing support.

Congratulations to the winners of our daily prize drawings: 

  • July 20 - Shop for WNC-Made East Fork Pottery: Steve and Leigh Noblitt of Asheville
  • July 21 - Home Makeover Package: Betsy and Doug Clarke of Fairview
  • July 22- WNC Outdoor Adventure Package: Robert and Sandra Leafe of Waynesville
  • July 23 - Local Food & Brews Package: Allison Mahoney of Marshall
  • July 24 - Asheville Weekender Package: Phillip Bollhoefer of Arden

Help keep BPR’s trusted public services --BPR News and BPR Classic -- going strong in this historic year of 2020 and beyond.
BPR typically holds a car raffle with tickets at $110 each in the summer to raise more than $70,000. Given the urgency of current events, BPR is trying something different with the Summer Member Week.

BPR’s Summer Member Week recognizes the power of collective action to support local journalism and unique local businesses, and the caring, community-oriented spirit that makes Western North Carolina home. If you’ve participated in BPR’s car raffles, we hope you’ll donate this week to ensure BPR is in a strong financial position – and for the chance to win some valuable prizes.

Donate during this week of July 20, and in addition to funding BPR’s critical news and expanded services, you’ll be entered to win several prizes from Western North Carolina businesses (detailed below). Many are from BPR Business Sponsors who, like you, value their connection to Blue Ridge Public Radio.

If you make your gift on Monday, July 20, you will be eligible to win every prize during Summer Member Week. Gifts made each day during Summer Member Week will also be eligible for the following days’ prizes – so the earlier you give or enter, the more chances you have to win!Donate now to support BPR’s vital news coverage and inspiring music, all made possible by listeners and supporters like you.

How to enter the drawings 

Find official rules here.

Drawing prizes

Monday, July 20: All gifts made today will be eligible to win every prize during Summer Member Week 

  • Shop for WNC-Made East Fork Pottery 
    Enjoy shopping at one of our region’s most popular studios with a gift certificate from local makers East Fork Pottery. Their contemporary wares include pottery, pantry goods, kitchen, and tabletop objects; this prize is valued at $500.  

Tuesday, July 21 

  • Home Makeover Package 
    If staying at home has you DIY dreaming, this prize will make your home beautiful inside and out, with a two-hour in-home color consult with one of Mountain Paint & Decorating’s design specialist and two gallons of their best paint; a beautiful hand-blown Appalachian Budvase from Lexington Glassworks; and a gift certificate to Jesse Israel & Sons Nursery & Garden Center. Prize package is valued at $790-845.

Wednesday, July 22 

  • WNC Outdoor Adventure Package 
    Craving time outside? Explore our beautiful region with this special prize. The winner of our Western North Carolina Adventure Package will enjoy a Mountain Top Tour for two from Navitat Canopy Adventures and a Nantahala Adventure Pass for four from Nantahala Outdoor Center. This adventure package is suitable for first-timers and thrill seekers alike and is valued at $600.  

Thursday, July 23 

  • Local Food & Brews Package 
    Enjoy food from some of your favorite local restaurants and some refreshing beer to wash it down with our Local Food and Brews Package. Generous gift certificates from Takeout Central and Hi-Wire Brewing will keep you out of the kitchen for a while. Prize package is valued at $600.  

Friday, July 24  

  • Asheville Weekender Package 
    If your weekend routine includes goodies from the local tailgate market and curling up with a good book, then this prize is for you. The winner of our Weekender Package will enjoy a bountiful ASAP Farmers Market Box, a fresh bouquet from Carolina Flowers, a produce box from Zadie’s Market, and a gift certificate from Malaprop’s Bookstore. Prize package is valued at $475.  

No contribution is necessary to enter the drawings. However, your gift of any size will ensure solid funding so BPR can continue to provide local coverage on the pandemic, the ongoing movements for racial justice, and the 2020 elections. 

Erin Adams served as BPR's first Director of Audience from August 2023 to February 2024.