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. and The Greater Franklin County Branch of the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce, we are ready for the 11th annual "Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas". Scheduled for December 5, 2014 in Downtown Rocky Mount, our committee members have secured sponsorships so event continues to be free to the public. Franklin Street will be filled with live music, dance performances, various demonstrations, visit with Santa, free horse and buggy rides, and food and craft vendors. The very popular children's program "Jammin' Along the Crooked Road" with Aspen Black will be held in The Harvester Performance Center. Also available for purchase at The Harvester is "Photos with Santa". Committee members are Carolyn Johnson, Donna Wray, Adam Lynch, Jon Snead, Lori Hairfield, Linda Woods, Carl Moyer, Sheila Silverstein, Marcia Cramblitt, Zach Wimmer, Lesley Wray, and Barbara Chauncey. We are most pleased that the finale to this years event will be held at the Harvester Performance Center and will feature "a Community Christmas Carol sing-a-long". We are pleased to announce a Title Sponsor for the 2014 event: ValleyStar. A number of other sponsors have helped to make this event possible, Comfort Inn of Rocky Mount, the Town of Rocky Mount, and Franklin County Office of Economic Development.
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: CALL 540-420-1006.