First Posted: 7/20/2009
When Oct. 29 rolls around, a native daughter will be recognized in two ways with a highway named in her honor and with the opening of a new exhibit at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History featuring her life as the focus.
A great deal of work has been done locally to make this state and local honor come to fruition by people who think a lot of the life and work of Donna Fargo, born in Mount Airy as Yvonne Vaughan in 1945.
Fargo will be returning home for the highway dedication and exhibit opening on Oct. 29. The two events are great honors to a woman who has a Grammy Award, five awards from the Academy of Country Music and an award from the Country Music Association.
Most recently, she was named into the North Carolina Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Fargo is just another example of someone who grew up in a small community like Mount Airy and has gone on to gain national recognition for her work, and the events in October are just another way for our community to thank her and recognizes her for all she has done.
The events will be a way to bring attention to Mount Airy and Surry County, the musical aspects of the community and honor a woman who has done and continues to do great things in her life.
Fans will surely come from many states to see Fargo recognized in her hometown on Oct. 29. And we hope that many people from this area will also take time out of their Thursday schedules to be in attendance as a way of honoring her for the accomplishments she has gained during her lifetime.