By TMoM Team Member Rachel Hoeing

In today’s Sunday Spotlight:

  • Virtual Halloween Costume Contest and Dance Party
  • LEAD Girls G.R.I.T. Expo
  • The Horton Hotel & Rooftop Bar
  • Triad Moms on the Mic New Episode


Virtual Halloween Costume Contest and Dance Party

According to the CDC, instead of door-to-door trick or treating this year, families should consider lower-risk activities, like attending a virtual party! Enter Child Care Resource Center’s Virtual Halloween Costume Contest and Dance Party! FUNraiser! Don’t let COVID-19 ruin your Halloween!  Visit to enter the costume photo contest, and have friends and family vote by making a donation! Each donation counts as a vote. And each donation of $10 enters you into our raffle for awesome prizes, like tickets to the zoo! Participants with the most votes in each category win $100! The money raised goes to sustain Child Care Resource Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families find, and child care programs provide, quality child care throughout a pandemic. Winners will be announced on October 31st during the dance party LIVE on Facebook!

For more info about CCRC, visit


LEAD Girls G.R.I.T Expo

On Saturday, November 14, LEAD Girls of NC will bring together 150 middle/high school girls and their parents with local leaders and experts at this year’s LEAD Girls G.R.I.T Expo to promote healthy self confidence, mental health, financial wellness, restorative practices to improve decision making, leadership, and communication skills. The Expo, hosted virtually via Microsoft Teams, will feature high-energy workshops and interactive presentations.

After a year full of change and difficulties, this event will help girls and families in our community restore and reaffirm their abilities to cope with changes and come out of this time of uncertainty as leaders and innovators. Girls and families can register at


The Horton Hotel & Rooftop Lounge

Looking for a nice getaway with your significant other or friends? Boone is the perfect place and The Horton Hotel is a must stay! The Horton is Boone’s only boutique hotel and rooftop bar right in the heart of downtown. It is within walking distance to great restaurants, Lost Province Brewing, and plenty of local shops.

While staying at this hotel, you will enjoy a friendly staff, beautiful views, delicious cocktails, luxurious rooms with comfy bedding, pet-friendly room options, and plenty of detail including local lotions and chocolates in every room!  The staff put so much thought into every detail and every component was labored over from the bedding to silverware to how special their guests will feel from check in to check out. If you are planning a trip to the mountains, look no further than The Horton Hotel!


New Podcast Episode

Triad Moms on the Mic dropped their latest episode this week. Continuing with their “Get to Know You” series, Kelly Hines is in the hot seat this time. Take a listen to learn more about Kelly, her family, her embarrassing moments, and more! Listen here!

If you haven’t tuned in to our podcast yet, find out more about the team and their topics on our website here. In addition, if you have a topic idea, please email the podcast team at with your ideas for future episodes!



  • Today’s spotlight is sponsored by Child Care Resource Center and the Horton Hotel.