2015 Unity Award nominations

Submit your 2015 Unity Award nomination form by April 3!

NEWTON, N.C. – The city of Newton is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Unity Award.

The Unity Award recognizes a Newton resident, business or industry that has made significant contributions to social unity by promoting the acceptance of diversity in the city of Newton.

Nominations should include specific acts and characteristics that qualify the individual for the award. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, April 3.

The 2015 Unity Award recipient will be announced at the Unity Day Celebration, which will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at the Newton-Conover Auditorium. 

Unity Day is a celebration of the communities within Newton. The celebration promotes positive multi-cultural relations and harmony throughout the city. More details about the event will be released as planning continues.

Past recipients of the Unity Award include Jerry McCombs (2014), Addie Shuford (2013), Javier Chavez (2012), Allen Bandy Jr. (2011), Stanford Gabriel (2010), The Corner Table (2009), Dan Martin (2008), Benjamin Wofford (2007), Hannah Scott (2006), Robert A. Mullinax (2005), Beth Bock and Clarence “Moe” Fox (2000), Phairlever Pearson (1999), Grace Gaither (1998), Johnny Gabriel (1997) and Fred Thompson (1996).

Unity Award nomination forms are available at or by contacting public information officer Alex Frick at or 828-695-4266.

Posted Feb. 24, 2015.