Pulaski County Tourism commemorates Blue Ridge PBS’ “The Story of the New River”
documentary with a red–carpet celebration on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pulaski
“The Story of New River,” produced by Blue Ridge PBS and the New River Conservancy,
highlights the history, importance and value of the New River through videography, interviews,
and stories of individuals whose lives are rooted along the New.
“The New River is such an important resource,” said Pulaski County Board of Supervisor, Laura
Walters. “It’s time that it [The New River] got recognition for its history, culture, and resources.”
Before the showing, the celebration features Appalachian cuisine from Chef Matthew Tolbert,
native wines and craft beverages and information about local ecological groups for the New
River and Claytor Lake. As guests arrive, a red carpet with photo opportunities will be located
outside of the Pulaski Theatre.
“We are very happy to showcase all that Pulaski County and the New River Valley has to offer,”
said Pulaski Theatre President, Jessica McKinney. “We hope to continue to support and increase
tourism as well as provide Pulaski with economic support.”
Hors d’oeuvres and drinks are served at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Following the show, a Q&A panel will be available for attendees, allowing them to engage with
local New River leaders. Attendees are asked to dress in evening business attire for the event.
Purchase tickets for “The Story of the New River” Celebration at pulaskitheatre.com. Hors
d’oeuvres and 1 drink ticket included with purchase. Complementary Pulaski County gift bags
will be available for guests on a first–come, first–served basis.