Downtown Newton Volunteer Event

NEWTON, NC (Feb. 14, 2016)—The Downtown Newton Development Association is grateful for the help of volunteers who work throughout the year to make Downtown Newton events and programs successful. To celebrate everyone who has volunteered in Downtown Newton during the past year, the DNDA will host the Downtown Newton Volunteer Event from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23.

Guests will be treated to refreshments and appetizers. Information on how you can help Downtown Newton flourish will also be available, so if you have yet to volunteer in Downtown Newton, you’re welcome to attend. The celebration will be held in the Coley-Gurley Building, 111 North College Ave., Newton.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Downtown Newton Development Association,” said Shannon Johnson, Newton’s Main Street Program manager. “The DNDA board and I want to make sure that each and every one of our volunteers knows that their work is important and appreciated.”

The North Carolina Main Street Program provides technical assistance, guidance and training to the Downtown Newton Development Association. The program aims to help selected communities restore economic vitality to their historic downtowns through a process developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The process, known as the Main Street Four-Point Approach, includes organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring.

If you have questions about the DNDA or are interested in volunteering in Downtown Newton, please contact Shannon Johnson at