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In an official Resolution, the Town of Blowing Rock honored Butch and Gina Triplett, and Jim and Peggy Houston, the owners and founders of Woodlands Barbeque. The restaurant recently sold, and the Town wanted to recognize the legacy and contributions of the Houstons and the Tripletts. The Resolution was read aloud at the August 10 Town Council meeting, and presented to the two couples by Tracy Brown, the Director of the Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority. Here is the full Resolution:

RESOLUTION HONORING WOODLANDS BARBEQUE

 WHEREAS, the Town of Blowing Rock Board of Commissioners wish to honor Woodlands Barbeque and its founders and owners, Butch and Gina Triplett, and Jim and Peggy Houston; and

WHEREAS, Woodlands Barbeque has been in business in the Town of Blowing Rock since 1977, originally known as Grubstake, taking the name of Woodlands Barbeque in 1980; and

WHEREAS, during the past 44 years that Woodlands has been in business they have been responsible for employing thousands of individuals; and

WHEREAS, Woodlands has served bar-b-que to millions of satisfied customers during the past 44 years including presidents, dignitaries, and many celebrities; and

WHEREAS, Woodlands has made charitable contributions and donations to hundreds of causes within the community over the past 44 years, including the Hospitality House, the Hunger and Health Coalition, The Blowing Rock Community Foundation, Rotary International, Kiwanis, Appalachian State University and many, many more; and

WHEREAS, Woodlands Barbeque, and its owners Butch and Gina Triplett, and Jim and Peggy Houston have contributed to the very culture and fabric of Blowing Rock for generations of locals and visitors; and

WHEREAS, Woodlands Barbeque, and its owners Butch and Gina Triplett, and Jim and Peggy Houston have made a positive impact on the economy, culture and lifestyle of Blowing Rock for over four decades.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Town of Blowing Rock Mayor and Board of Commissioners, Town Employees past and present, as well as the Citizens of the Town wish to honor Woodlands Barbeque this 10th day of August 2021.

 

Thank you, Butch, Gina, Jim, and Peggy!

Photo description: Peggy and Jim Houston, Tracy Brown, and Butch and Gina Triplett stand for a photo after the presentation of the official Resolution. Blowing Rock Town Manager Shane Fox and Blowing Rock Town Council member Albert Yount look on in the background.