Luck o' the Lassie fundraiser March 17

Article Published: Mar. 10, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

Girls on the Run of the High Country will host its first fundraising event, Luck o' the Lassie, March 17 at The Best Cellar and Inn at Ragged Gardens in Blowing Rock from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The Best Cellar is located at 203 Sunset Drive. 

A limited number of tickets are on sale for Luck o the Lassie. Tickets prices are $50 for one or $75 for two. All proceeds from the event will support the GOTR program. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Girls on the Run office at (828) 262-7557 or by sending an email to GOTR council director Mary Sheryl Horine at (

Jackie Dyer, event director and GOTR coach, said, "Families and girls who have participated in Girls on the Run have shown so much enthusiasm for the program, we purposefully planned an event that will be unique, full of fun and will highlight the vitality of Girls on the Run." 

In addition to live music by The Mountain Laurels, the event will feature food from The Best Cellar, a wine tasting and a live auction. "We're excited about the auction items that have been donated," Dyer said. 

Items available at the auction include local art, Charlotte Bobcats tickets, a Deer Valley Racquet Club membership, Appalachian football tickets, lift tickets to Appalachian Ski Mountain, lodging at The Mast Farm Inn and other items.

GOTR is sponsored by Appalachian's Institute for Health and Human Services and is a non-profit prevention program that encourages girls in grades 3 through 5 to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles.

The program's curriculum and activities address girls' physical, emotional and social well-being. The 12-week program culminates in a 5K run that the girls train for throughout the 24 classes of the program.

Local organizers believe the program is important in order for girls to resist peer pressure as they enter middle school and high school.

Learn more about Girls on the Run International at

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