Paint the Town contest on Reunion Day

NEWTON, NC – Residents and businesses in the City of Newton are invited to decorate their homes, yards and businesses with a patriotic theme for Reunion Day on August 21. To celebrate the 125th Annual Soldiers Reunion, the Newton Appearance Commission is sponsoring the Paint the Town Red, White and Blue contest to encourage the community to show off its patriotic spirit.

Decorations must have a patriotic theme and must be visible from the street. There is no fee to enter. Judging will take place from August 18 to 20, and a business and a home each will be selected to receive a $100 Lowe’s gift card. The winners will be announced on the Appearance Commission’s Facebook page, the City of Newton website and at the Appearance Commission’s booth on Reunion Day.

Registration is required to participate. Forms are available at the Newton Rec Center, City Hall, the Newton location of the Catawba County Library and here (PDF). The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. August 15, and forms may be submitted to a drop box at City Hall or emailed to For more information, contact Collette Touchette at