Pat Kincaid wins August Yard of the Month award

NEWTON, NC (July 29, 2013) – The Newton Appearance Commission on Wednesday recognized Pat Kincaid of Merrywood Drive for her yard, honoring her with the August “Yard of the Month” award.

Kincaid said she was surprised and pleased to win the award. She spends about six to seven hours a week working on her yard, which features trees, bushes and flowers in the front, side and back yards.


“I have arthritis, so as long as I keep moving I’m in good shape,” Kincaid said.

The City of Newton expresses its congratulations to Pat Kincaid for being selected for the August 2013 “Yard of the Month” award.

The Newton Appearance Commission recognizes a “Yard of the Month” from May to August based upon nominations from the community. Selection is based on attractive, well-maintained landscaping and overall aesthetics. For more information, contact the Newton Recreation Department at (828) 695-4317 or visit

About the Newton Appearance Commission… The Newton Appearance Commission makes a careful study of the visual problems and needs of the city and the area comprising the Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction of the city. The commission makes plans and carries out any programs that will enhance and improve the visual quality and aesthetic characteristics of the city. Members are appointed by the City Council.