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Police Host Senior Citizens Holiday Luncheon

NEWTON, N.C. (Dec. 5, 2017)—A holiday tradition more than 30 years in the making continued Dec. 5 with the Newton Police Department’s Senior Citizens Holiday Luncheon.
Newton Senior Citizens Holiday Luncheon
The honored guests at the annual luncheon are members of the Newton Police Department’s call list. Members telephone the police department every morning to let officers know they’re all right. If someone on the list fails to call, officers try to reach the person by phone. When anyone on the list cannot be reached by phone, an officer heads to the person’s home to make sure he or she is well.

Police officers and police department staff served attendees a barbecue lunch and an assortment of desserts.

Ken and the Troubadours, led by Newton Parking Enforcement Officer Ken Campbell, played a twangy mix of bluegrass classics and Christmas carols during the luncheon.

After the meal, Newton Police Chief Don Brown stood to draw numbers for prizes for each guest.

“We really appreciate our seniors,” Brown said. “You are the ones who have made Newton a great city, and we’re lucky to have you. I know I say this every year, but we’ll continue to do this every year for as long as I’m around.”

“I’m so glad that I can be here today,” Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman said. “I want to thank the Newton Police Department for providing this luncheon and wish each of you a merry Christmas.”

Photos from the luncheon are available on the city of Newton’s Facebook page.

If you would like to join the Newton Police Department’s call list, call 828-465-7430 and ask to speak with the records department.