Bring Love To Your Town

by Dave Neudeck | Posted: Aug 17, 2011 | Updated: Sep 22, 2014

Comments: 110 Comments

LOVE Sign - Virginia is for Lovers

LOVE Sign – Virginia is for Lovers

The Virginia Tourism Corporation is out to prove that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation – in a big way!

21 Virginia towns nominated themselves for the VTC Bring Love To Your Town event. Fans of the Virginia is for Lovers Facebook page will decide which town will get the LOVE artwork – a 16 feet wide eight feet tall installation to promote family vacations in Virginia.

Vote for your favorite but hurry – the vote closes at 5 pm on August 18. VTC will install the artwork on August 31 in the winning locality where it will be on display through September.

UPDATE:

Thank you to all who voted in the Bring Love to Your Town event.  We appreciate your LOVE of Virginia’s travel destinations.  Out of the 21 towns who nominated themselves, Abingdon received the most votes and will display the LOVE artwork in September at the Barter Green.

Thanks to all the towns who nominated themselves to showcase that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation.

Waynesboro – Constitution Park             481
Kilmarnock – Town of Kilmarnock Town Centre             572
South Hill – In front of the Norfolk & Western Caboose next to the Depot         1,096
Bedford Area Welcome Center             324
Norfolk Visitor Information Center             236
Lynchburg – Blackwater Creek Trail         1,031
Virginia Beach Visitor Center             453
Lexington/Buena Vista – First Catch Fish Market             451
Fredericksburg – Riverfront Park         1,535
Bath County – The Jefferson Pools and Visitor Gazebo in Warm Springs             220
Abingdon – Barter Theatre Green         5,665
Franklin & Southampton – Parking lot of EVB Bank             501
Newport News Visitor Center             251
Gloucester County Visitor Center, Roane Building               61
Mathews County – Mathews Court Green               47
Chesapeake Convention & Visitors Bureau – Great Bridge Lock Park         1,267
Fauquier County – Barrel Oak Winery             469
Alleghany Highlands – Humpback Bridge         4,944
Smithfield & Isle of Wight – Windsor Castle Park             129
Rappahannock County Visitors Center               92
Roanoke – Gateway to Downtown         3,590
 

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Megan O
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Three cheers for Fredericksburg!

Krissy D.
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Sooo excited Abingdon won! love love love my hometown! 😀

Stephanie
Guest

Well that sucks. I moved to Springfield, VA and missed the Dupont Circle visit in DC and now it’s at the complete opposite side of Virginia. 🙁 Oh well….

Biff Downey
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Congratulations to Abingdton…since Alleghany Highlands – Humpback Bridge received 4,944 votes…the near second largest, couldn’t they have the Art after Sept? Abingdon is twice the size and the Highlands had a very competitive showing.

Sandra Andrews
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Great job Abingdon, my home town!! Love that place.

Ann Cox
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Bring the love to the lovely town of Abingdon

Travis Davenport
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Abingdon rises to the top, once again. It is hard to beat this little quaint, historic town. The views are breathtaking and the history is amazing. Gonna be looking for the “Love” as I travel past the “Martha” and the “Barter.”

Kim
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There are 8,000 residents in Washington Co. Virginia….Since Abingdon is representing Southwest Virginia….It could be possible for surrounding counties to vote Abingdon, and Northeast TN…..Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City is within 30-45 minutes of Abingdon… We have lots of supporters!!! Yay for Abingdon 🙂

mary
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Just a note: there are about 8000 residents in Abingdon itself. Washington County’s population as of 2010 was close to 55,000.

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