How friendly is Narrows? So friendly that the discerning folks at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) -- including my pal, Julie Judkins -- say Narrows has earned the distinction of Appalachian Trail Community.
Narrows, VA, is in Giles County, along the banks of the New River near West Virginia, less than 10 miles west of Pearisburg, VA, another AT Community.
To celebrate the honor, Narrows -- along with the ATC, the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club and the Outdoor Club of Virginia Tech -- hopes you'll visit on Saturday, November 23, 2013, for their Appalachian Trail Community(TM) designation ceremony, in conjunction with their Historic Rt. 61 Bridge Dedication and Celebration.
The free festivities begin on the Historic Rt. 61 Bridge.
Note: Please duck during the cannon salute. Thank you.
The Appalachian Trail Community Designation Ceremony will be held at the Farmers Market at the end of the parade route.
Please Note: Neither the Town of Narrows nor the Appalachian Trail Conservancy will be held responsible for anyone turned into a frog at Lilly's Magic Show. Thank you.
From 11:00 am to noon the Bridge and ACCESS ROADS will be closed. Please park in town prior to 10:30 and walk across the bridge.
Tags: Appalachian Trail, Appalachian Trail Clubs, and Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club
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