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.


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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Roanoke needs this! We are a great tourist site and love to spread the love, what better way to show it but to have a sign that proves it!


Many thanks to everyone who voted for Roanoke!


As someone from that small town in SWVA I am proud of our get out the vote effort. We band together and spread the word and let our voices be heard. We love Abingdon so we want to bring the LOVE to Abingdon.

Helen Reid


Evan M.

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G.M. Foster, SR.

We have love to give back, so bring LOVE to Abingdon

Kim Marks

Franklin/Southampton County!!!

Cindy Clore

Bring the LOVE to the Burg, there are awesome folks here!!!

Jimmy Jenkins

5,000 votes out of a small town in SWVA looks pretty suspicious.


Not suspicious at all. It just shows how our whole region pulls together when needed – just like when Glade was devastated by the tornado! All for one and one for all!!!

Steph M

I’m not from the town with the 5000+ votes, but my family is there, and I have messaged all of my 700+ FB friends to vote as well — it may just be networking, not the town itself. I don’t think it’s suspicious – how many people have biked the Creeper Trail or been to the Barter? It’s an AWESOME place 🙂

Jimmy Jenkins

Yeah, okay. Sure.


So right about networking. I have FB and Emailed friends who have been here all over US to vote for Abingdon.