Taylor Sexton will lead 42nd OctoberTour

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SALISBURY — Susan Sides, president of the Historic Salisbury Foundation, has named Taylor Sexton as chairwoman of the 2017 OctoberTour.

Sexton is co-owner with Megan Ferden of The Lettered Lily Design Studio, a graphic design shop downtown.

In addition to outstanding historic homes, OctoberTour will showcase what Salisbury and Rowan County have to offer in food, local beer and wine; craft vendors; antique firetruck rides; trolley rides; children’s activities; live music; Civil War re-enactments; and artists in action.

As a business owner, Sexton is attracted to the history and charm of downtown. She thinks it is an asset to her business, which combines the traditions of handwritten stationery and correspondence with modern graphic design.

Sexton says the Historic Salisbury Foundation “has worked to rejuvenate and preserve not only the downtown but has expanded its work into Salisbury’s other historic districts and into rural areas in Rowan County.”

“Thanks to HSF,” she added, “we will be able to cherish the beautiful architecture and history we have as well as pass along this love to our children for years to come.”

Sexton, a graduate of Salisbury High School, received her bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Savannah College of Art and Design.

OctoberTour participants are able to stroll through one of Salisbury’s most prized neighborhoods and relax on Bank Street while listening to live music. Bank Street is open to the public; admittance there does not require an OctoberTour ticket.

Sexton is seeking volunteers for the tour and artists and food trucks for Bank Street, as well as suggestions for the tour.

Anyone with ideas or those considering an OctoberTour sponsorship or ad can email events@historicsalisbury.org for more information.