NC group donates to Blue Ridge Parkway celebration
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A North Carolina organization has pledged $25,000 for celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports Monday that the Blue Ridge Foundation will donate the money for the yearlong celebration. The Winston-Salem-based nonprofit is the parkway’s primary fundraiser.
The 469-mile parkway stretches from Front Royal, Va., to Cherokee. Construction began in 1935.
Foundation director Houck Medford says the amount is the largest financial donation toward the celebration. He said North Carolina and Virginia have not designated money as hoped.
Four official parkway celebrations have been planned, including symposiums, a marathon and a festival in the Cumberland Knob area in early September.
Information from: Winston-Salem Journal
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A North Carolina organization has pledged $25,000 for celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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