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A small town in Virginia is attempting a reputation makeover after a restaurant in the area infamously refused to serve White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in June.

The area’s regional tourism board is pulling together emergency funds to boost its digital marketing campaign, the Roanoke Times reported Sunday. The money is normally saved, however, officials agreed the region is in desperate need of positive coverage after the Sanders controversy.

The article goes on to state the following:

The tourism board serves Lexington, Va., where The Red Hen is located, and other communities that are about three hours from Washington, D.C.

Following the incident, the tourism board was flooded with thousands of calls and emails — and the complaints are still coming. The office received a letter Thursday from a Georgia family that wrote to say it would never return because of what happened.

“For a town our size, it was a significant impact,” Patty Williams, the director of marketing, told the Roanoke Times.

The Roanoke Times further reported:

All three localities met and decided to pull together emergency funds to increase digital marketing and spread positive messages of the area, especially Lexington, which brings in the largest number of tourists.

Rockbridge Regional Tourism agreed to spend an additional $5,000 per month from the office’s emergency fund from July through September.

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  1. It’s a shame because Lexington is a nice little college town and has a lot of history. I’m glad though, that there is a backlash against what that restaurant owner did, perhaps it will stop others from doing similar things. We need to allow everyone to express their views, if you disagree with them don’t listen to them, but kicking them out of public places is wrong. That restaurant owner serves the public, she shouldn’t be in that kind of business if her hatred affects her customers.

  2. I am an independent and I go through Lexington quite often with my job, it is a nice place to eat and buy gifts. After the “Sanders” incident I now go to Staunton, if any town is so childish that it allows this to happen to a politician, Democrat or Republican, they will not get my money. It is time for people to grow the hell up, even our politicians need to, and stop acting like childish brats. Where did the “It is either my way or I hate you” mind set come from anyway.

  3. The fact that the Red Hen decided to behave like little immature whiny ass Democrat supporters as always and do this to Sarah Sanders and her family lets this whole nation see just what they are all about and it is not about them being American because no way in hell are they Americans! The struggles that the Red Hen and that little piss ant Democrat town is going through looks good on them!

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