Downtown Farmville Is Awarded the title of Designated Virginia Main Street Community

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Downtown Farmville Is Awarded the title of Designated Virginia Main Street Community

Farmville is a great place to live.  Downtown farmville logo

There is a committed and very active group of volunteers who are part of Downtown Farmville that are excited about change and the future.  This group along with the leadership of Gerry Spates, town manager and the assistance of Cindy Morris, as representatives of the Town of Farmville completed a complicated and detailed application for the Designated Virginia Main Street Community application.

This week Governor McDonnell announced that Farmville is one of the four communities chosen for this great designation.  In addition to Farmville, Hopewell, Bristol and St. Paul were also chosen.  The measuring sticks used to determine winners were need, readiness, community support and appropriateness of their district.  Now Virginia has 25 Designated Virginia Main Street Communities

Main Street Farmville

The Virginia Main Street program will provide technical assistance, training, and expert resources to assist our community with downtown revitalization efforts.

In addition to the application process many members of the community pledged their financial support to the community for the Main Street Designation. The generous individuals and businesses who wrote letters pledging financial support include Amish Originals, Buffalo Creek Guitar Company, Caryn's Bridals, Centra Southside Community Hospital, Citizen's Bank & Trust Co., Farmville Herald, Harlan L. Horton PC, Honeycutt and McGuire PC, J. Fergeson Gallery, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Longwood Small Business Development Center, Moton Museum, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Pairet's, Prince Edward County, Real Living Cornerstone, Chuck Ross, Sleeping Bee, Mel Smith, Rucker Snead, Sally Thompson, Lacy Ward, Hunter Watson, Bob Winthrop, The Woodland, Yoder Properties.

Downtown Farmville has had many positive changes in the past couple of years.  With the momentum in place and the push of this great Main Street Community program Farmville can become a destination and great place to visit for all of Virginia.  It is like cheering your favorite team--everyone wants to yell--Go Farmville!


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Nancy Pav
Long & Foster - Ashburn, VA
Nancy Pav, Your "GottaHave" Realtor

Farmville looks very charming.  I can't wait to visit.

Aug 17, 2011 01:54 AM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hi Navona,  Glad to see your company name on the support list, that always help with the town and keeps your foot in the door to have a input.  Pie or Cake? you will have to try it and decide.

Aug 17, 2011 02:18 AM #2
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Navona, this looks just like a scene from Doc Hollywood, one of my all time favorite movies!

Aug 17, 2011 04:28 AM #3
Kristal Wilson
Strategic Sales and Marketing - Chino Hills, CA
Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!

Navona ~ "Go Farmville!" It's nice to know of revitalization projects moving forward.

Aug 17, 2011 08:35 AM #4
Navona Hart
Real Living Cornerstone - Farmville, VA
Selling the Best Properties in CentralVirginia

Nancy, let me know when you are pulling in!  I look forward to showing you the town!

Will, I try to support as much as possible.  Thanks for noticing.

Pat--what a great analogy!

Kristal we are so excited about the revitilization.  Will keep all posted.

Aug 18, 2011 02:47 PM #5
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Hi Navona - Good luck with the revitalization project.  They are doing some of that in the River Towns along the Hudson.  Are they trying to build up the area or is it more of a restoration?

Aug 18, 2011 03:48 PM #6
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Farmville looks like one of those towns you just have to visit and stick around for awhile. It looks and sounds exciting and what an honor it is to be recognized! The revitalization project is a worthwhile project. It will make a difference in years to come.

I can just imagine what it looks like at Christmas time - same photo, different season! I can see runners running the marathon, parades, people shopping, memories... lots of memories and good times too!

Aug 18, 2011 04:18 PM #7
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