Unity Day Celebration on May 18

NEWTON, NC – Come to Newton and get a taste of the cultures in the area as the City of Newton Human Relations Council hosts the annual Unity Day Celebration. This free event celebrates the diversity of the community through word, art, dance, music and food. This year, the event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at the Newton-Conover Auditorium, 60 West Sixth St.

The mission of Unity Day is to bring the communities of the City of Newton together in unity and love; to promote positive multi-cultural relations and harmony throughout the City; to bring everyone together by raising the public’s vision above barriers of color, culture and creed; and to celebrate the value and respect for diversity through dance, music and food.

Performances this year include musical selections from Word of Life Choir and Molly Underwood and dances by Samantha Tucker, Ardnt Middle School Step Team, Challenger Hmong Dance Troupe and Challenger Raza Latina Dance Troupe.

Join the Human Relations Council as it recognizes previous Unity Award winners and as it announces the 2014 Unity Award recipient. Following the presentation and entertainment, the public is invited to enjoy food from around the world.

Past recipients of the Unity Award include Addie Shuford (2013), Javier Chavez (2012), Dr. Allen Bandy Jr. (2011), Stanford Gabriel (2010), The Corner Table (2009), Pastor Dan Martin (2008), Dr. Benjamin Wofford (2007), Hannah Scott (2006), past Mayor Robert A. Mullinax (2005), Beth Bock and the late Clarence “Moe” Fox (2000), the late Phairlever Pearson (1999), Grace Gaither (1998), Johnny Gabriel (1997) and the Rev. Fred Thompson (1996). The City did not hold a celebration or present an award from 2001 to 2004.

Check out the flyer (PDF) for this event.