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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.

The 11th annual "Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas" was a tremendous success! Together with our partner, Franklin County Parks & Rec. and The Greater Franklin County Branch of the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce, On December 5, 2014, Downtown Rocky Mount held a record breaking attendance. Franklin Street was 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 was held in The Harvester Performance Center along with  "Photos with Santa".  The Grand Finale was the "Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along at The Harvester Center.  What a wonderful end to a night of festivities.  Many, many thanks to our major sponsors,   ValleyStar, Comfort Inn, The Town of Rocky Mount, and Franklin County Office of Economic Development. Also, many thanks to the volunteer Christmas Committee, 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.  And, most of all, thank you Franklin County citizens and visitors for your joyful participation!

Questions regarding the event:  540-814-0694 or Email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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.

Good Times and Hard Times