Cross-posted from Appalachian Voices
Running atop the Blue Ridge Mountains from Northern Virginia to the western border of North Carolina is a road which provides motorists with 469 miles of scenic mountain vistas and spectacular valley panoramas. Often touted as “America’s Favorite Drive,” the Blue Ridge Parkway is now celebrating its 75th Anniversary.
To honor this amazing road, the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the Parkway, have been attempting to give Virginia residents an opportunity to proudly display their own appreciation of the Parkway with a specialized Virginia license plate. An article published online by Blue Ridge Country Magazine explains the six year struggle to offer such a license plate. Still yet, 350 residents will need to purchase commitments for the plate by December (at a cost of $25 per vehicle) before the plate will be considered by the Virginia Legislature and hopefully become a reality.
The plate would be a welcome addition to the many specialized license plates already available in the Commonwealth of Virginia, including a Friends of Coal license plate which was approved in May 2010. The Virginia Mining Association was able to lobby and receive the 350 necessary applicants to make possible the Friends of Coal plate, according to an article posted on tricities.com.
Read the original post here:
Friends of Coal License Plate Approved, Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway License Plate needing support.