LOVE (and hay) fever

Residents and business owners alike flocked to the Rappahannock County Visitors Center last Friday evening, Sept. 22, for the unveiling of the Businesses of Rappahannock LOVE sign, a reflection of the county’s appreciation for tourism and “love of our deep agricultural roots, bountiful natural beauty, and our amazing artists, artisans, business owners, and residents,” said BizRapp president Theresa Wood.

Photos by Theresa Wood, Businesses of Rappahannock

Woods gave special thanks to center director Sandra Maskas, supervisor Chris Parrish, Williams Tree Service, Kevin Adams, Missy McCool, Joy Richardson, and Ruth and Bryant Welch. In addition, Rappahannock County Public High Schoolers (seen here) including Nick Grigsby, Carrington Wayland, Olivia Scheulen and Bill Taplin, with art teacher Joy Richardson, volunteered to paint the LOVE lettering. No sooner was the LOVE sign unveiled that Nick and Deborah Smith of Fodderstack Road — celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary and Deborah’s birthday, both falling on Friday — pulled up to document the milestone en route to a romantic dinner for two.

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