Welcome to Main Street!
The Community Partnership for Revitalization is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the visual aspects, to increase the economic strengths, and to promote the unique assets of Rocky Mount and Franklin County by utilizing a preservation-based approach to community development. The Community Partnership became a participant in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street Program and the Virginia Main Street Program in 1995. The Historic Central Business District is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.
Current focus is to promote and educate residents and visitors to the historical aspects of the community. Together with our partner, Franklin County Parks & Rec, we are organizing the 10th annual "Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas" in Downtown Rocky Mount, VA. Although rain is expected tonight, December 6, 2013, the event will be held. It is a "rain or shine" event. The December 6, 2013 festival includes The Blue Ridge Performing Arts Academy Competition Teams, Downtown Music, Raise The Barre, Ferrum College Collegiates, and the Ferrum Singing Panthers. Gary Jackson, Manager of the Harvester Performance Center, presents Ashley Forrest and The Corey Hunley Band. Franklin County Parks & Rec is bringing back the very popular "Jamin' Along the Crooked Road" for children with Aspen Black. The Grainery will host "Hot Glass Woodburning" as well as the Quilt Trail of Franklin County. The Artisan Center presents an indoor Craft Market and Studio Belle Visage will once again offer Pictures with Santa. Franklin County Office of Economic Development is sponsoring the very popular Horse and Buggy rides. This event, offered at no charge to the public, is a signature event for our community. We are most grateful to our sponsors, The Town of Rocky Mount, Franklin County Office of Economic Development, Autosbynelson.com, Carter Bank and Trust, Real Estate Rentals, Inc., The Crooked Stitch, Carilion, Franklin Community Bank, Franklin Finance Company, Inc., Gina's Place, Jeff's Car Care and The Artisan Center. We greatly appreciate sponsors who are donating space for festival events, Franklin Auto Glass, Angle Hardware, Gina's Place, Downtown Music, Center Stage Catering, and The Franklin Center.
And, most of all, we continue to be appreciative of the entire community for embracing "Come Home to a Frankln County Christmas"!
FOOTLIGHTS OF THE BLUE RIDGE completed the 2013 SCHEDULE. Look for future traditional music programs.
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