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Paint the Town Red, White and Blue

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NEWTON, N.C. (July 15, 2016) – In honor of the 127th annual Soldiers Reunion, the Newton Appearance Commission is sponsoring the Paint the Town Red, White and Blue contest.

Residents and businesses within the city of Newton are invited to decorate their homes, yards or businesses with a patriotic theme for the chance to win cash prizes.

Judging will take place from Friday, Aug. 12,thru Saturday, Aug. 13. Decorations must be in place during that time to be considered for the contest. Winners will be announced on the Appearance Commission’s Facebook page. They will also be posted on the city of Newton website and at the Appearance Commission’s booth on Reunion Day.

The Appearance Commission hopes members of the community will show off their patriotic spirit during the upcoming Reunion Week activities and show our city’s patriotic pride.

The one winning business and one winning home will each receive a $75 Lowe’s gift card. One honorable mention business and one honorable mention home will each receive a $25 Lowe’s gift card.

Decorating Contest Instructions:

» Registration is required. Forms are located at the Main Library in Newton, Newton City Hall, the Newton Recreation Center and here.

» Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 10.

» Registration forms may be submitted to the drop box at Newton City Hall or emailed to newtonpatriotic@gmail.com.

» Decorations must be a patriotic theme and be visible from the street.

» There is no fee to enter.

Please contact Appearance Commission Chair Collette Touchette at newtonpatriotic@gmail.com with any questions.