The city and county will be part of the statewide Customs, Culture and Cuisine Festival

RADFORD —The City of Radford and Pulaski County have received a $7500 grant from Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution to fund a series of events in honor of the 400th anniversary of the state and country’s beginnings.

The city-county partnership, which is being called New River Trail Days: A Festival of Traditions, Faces and Tavern Fare, will take place in November and will help convey Virginia’s development through the heroics of two of the valley’s everyday citizens.

“Residents and visitors alike will learn how a colonial frontierswoman and a 20th Century African American educator have impacted our region, state and country and continue to influence in many ways,” said Deborah Cooney, director of the City of Radford Tourism.

The programs in the New River Valley will…



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