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Tourism Tuesday: Virginia Native Plant Society

10 September 2019

We were in the studio for Tourism Tuesday – Front Royal/Warren County edition – with Felicia Hart, Director of Community Development & Tourism for the Town of Front Royal. Her guests today were Karen Hendershot, President of the Piedmont Chapter of the VA Native Plant Society and Marjorie Prochaska, Past President of the organization.

They explained the history of their organization, their purpose and mission and the important role it plays in protecting and preserving the native plants of Virginia. They talked about their membership opportunities, their programs, and about their upcoming Annual Meeting & Conference happening September 27–29, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Blue Ridge Shadows

For more details about their organization, to learn about membership, or get registration information, visit their website: https://vnps.org/

In the second segment of the show, Felicia gave us an update on the current projects in progress under the Community Development Block Grant. That included an explanation of the Facade Grant program and a call for contractors to reach out to Jeremy Camp in the town’s Planning & Zoning Department to submit bids for the 16 approved projects. You can reach Jeremy via phone: 540-635-4236 or via email: jcamp@frontroyalva.com. We also talked about other projects that are part of this grant such as wayfinding signage, public restrooms & a pavilion in the gazebo area and more.

Felicia also gave us a quick rundown of some upcoming events happening in the next few weeks. For a complete list, visit their website: https://www.discoverfrontroyal.com/

End of Summer Gear Swap hosted by Mountain Trails on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9am – 3pm at the gazebo in Front Royal.

Samuels Public Library is hosting  it’s annual convention, SamiCon on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10am – 4pm.

River & Brews Festival hosted by Front Royal/Warren County Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from Noon til 6pm at the gazebo in Front Royal.

Taste of the Town is happening on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 6pm – 9pm.

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