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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 organized the 10th annual "Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas" in Downtown Rocky Mount, VA.  The weather turned out to be perfect and a record crowd attended the festival.  So many talented performers made the evening special for all; they included 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, presented Ashley Forrest and The Corey Hunley Band.   Franklin County Parks & Rec sponsored the very popular "Jamin' Along the Crooked Road" for children with Aspen Black.  The Grainery hosted an exciting "Hot Glass Woodburning" and the Quilt Trail of Franklin County.  The Artisan Center presented an indoor Craft Market and Studio Belle Visage offered Pictures with Santa. Franklin County Office of Economic Development sponsored the very popular Horse and Buggy rides. An ice carving demonstration, weaving demonstration, and children making Christmas ornaments added to the excitment. 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. 


Franklin County, Va has been the focus of much public attention related to moonshine activities.  Community Partnership has organized "GOOD TIMES & HARD TIMES", a guided  Mouintain Life Tour  of family life and culture in western Franklin County, VA during the height of moonshine era.  Tour includes stories of families and events in the 1920's-1950's and includes visits to: Franklin County Historical Society & Blue Ridge Institute & Museum. 

For complete information regarding tour, click on following link:    RESERVATIONS:  CALLL 540-263-8319


 Good Times and Hard Times