Franklin Co. to Celebrate 101 Years from Prohibition, The Quilted Road, and a Whole Lotta' Love Wednesday

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

FranklinCountyLogoROCKY MOUNT - Franklin County has announced a multi-faceted event Wednesday at the Gereau Center on Technology Drive. 

During the event, an unannounced "special and unique" feature will be unveiled, according to David Rotenizer.

The event kicks off at 1 p.m. and appears to be the combination of several cultural and historical milestones.

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the "Virginia is for Lover's" slogan. At the event, Franklin County's newest LOVE artwork will be shown, which weighs in around a ton and stands six feet tall.

January 16 also marks the 50th anniversary of the ratification of the 18th amendment, which made it illegal to possess and consume liquor. 

The Quilted Road Project: Peace and Still will be introduced as well. The project is a product of new tech at the Gereau Center and includes 22 story-based podcasts using barn quilts along the Crooked Road.

Gene Parker and Chris Prillaman will be onhand with music.

The event is scheduled to wrap up around 2 p.m.

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