Courthouse

Yard of the Month

NEWTON, N.C. (Aug. 1, 2016) – The Newton Appearance Commission presented Kathleen Gibbs with the Yard of the Month honor for the month of July.

IMG_1680The yard of Gibbs’ home on South Ervin Avenue features black-eyed Susans, hostas, colocasia, and more. A covered porch to the side of her home is the perfect place to relax among beautiful hanging baskets, potted plants and wind chimes.

“It takes a lot of hard work,” Gibbs said. She said she keeps her yard looking great with the help of her daughter and the man who cuts her grass.

“I love the flowers because they’re so beautiful, just another one of the good Lord’s creations,” she said.

Gibbs said she is especially fond of sitting in one of the rocking chairs on her porch and enjoying her flowers while she does her devotions.

To view photos Gibbs’ yard on the city of Newton’s Facebook page, click here.

The Appearance Commission presents the Yard of the Month honor each year in May, June and July.

The Appearance Commission is currently 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 to win prizes. Entry forms are available at the Main Library in Newton, Newton City Hall, the Newton Recreation Center, and at www.newtonnc.gov/paintthetown.pdf. Entries must be received by Wednesday, Aug. 10.

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.