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Who’s Got the LOVE? Abingdon, That’s Who

by Casey | Posted on September 1st, 2011

LOVE Unveiling in Abingdon

Rita McClenny, Vice President of Virginia Tourism Corporation and Danielle Emerson, Public Relations Specialist at Virginia Tourism Corporation pose with the LOVE letters in Abingdon.

LOVE was unveiled in Abingdon Wednesday before a crowd of tourism supporters, community, and smiling faces awaiting their turn for a photo.

Twenty-one Virginia localities nominated themselves to host the LOVE letters for the month of September. After 33 hours of online voting via Facebook and Twitter, nearly 24,000 votes were cast in the “Bring LOVE to Your Town” contest. In the end, it was Abingdon, receiving more than 5,600 votes, that won the chance to host the LOVE letters.

Should you find yourself in Abingdon partaking of the delightful tourism opportunities like The Barter Theatre, The Heartwood Center, The Virginia Creeper Trail, or the The Martha Washington Inn & Spa, be sure to put on your best smile and pose with LOVE. We’re hoping you’ll share your photos on our Facebook page or on Twitter. If using Twitter, be sure to add #VALOVE to your post.

The LOVE letters will reside in Abingdon through the end of September, and after that … well, keep an eye peeled! Congratulations, Abingdon, on bringing LOVE to your town!

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Back to School with VIFL

by Casey | Posted on September 1st, 2011

Virginia is for Lovers Merchandise (not to scale)

Virginia is for Lovers Merchandise (not necessarily to scale)

School is starting next week (or has already started for some of you), and I found these cool Virginia is for Lovers themed items that will brighten up your back-to-school pile. Come, take a look!

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After school gets rollin’ for a couple of weeks and the family is all back in the groove, steal away for a weekend! There are fall getaways, discounts, and special events calling your name.

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