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Holiday Open House, Food Drive Planned for Dec. 8 at N.C. Governor’s Western Residence

ASHEVILLE

Celebrate the holiday season at the Governor’s Western Residence Holiday Open House, Sunday, Dec. 8, from 12-3 p.m., 45 Patton Mountain Rd, Asheville. Governor and Mrs. Cooper are expected to be at the residence to welcome guests during the event. 
 
Reservations are not needed to attend the open house. Guests are invited to tour the residence, which has been decorated for the season. For more information, please call (828) 225-0122. 
 
During the open house, donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for a holiday food drive to benefit the MANNA FoodBank in Asheville. Find a list of most-needed items here. 
 
The Western Residence features breath-taking views of Mt. Pisgah and downtown Asheville. Built in 1939, the home was donated to the state in 1964 by the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. It has been used by 11 administrations and is one of only four official state second residences in the United States. 
 
Note to Reporters and Editors 
Members of the media may arrive early for a tour of the residence. Contact the Governor’s Press Office at 919-814-2100 for scheduling.