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Newton Celebrates Its 12th Annual Newton Day Festival


NEWTON, NJ—On Saturday, June 13, the town of Newton celebrated its Annual Newton Day Festival sponsored as a joint project between the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Newton, for the twelfth year in a row.

The day started at 10:30 a.m. with a Fire House 5k run until 11 a.m.  At 11, the activities on Spring Street began, which included games, shopping, a dunk tank, and much more. Christ Community Church donated $500 to Community Kids to have a chance to see Thomas S Russo Jr., the Town Manager in the dunk tank.

Activities on Spring Street included: Self-guided historic walking tour of newton, civil war re-enactors, classic car show at McGuire’s, Fire Museum opening to the public, a DJ- RC Entertainment, a mad science presentation and Rizzo’s Reptile presentation.

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Some of the vendors that were lined up along Spring Street included the Academy of Japanese Karate LLC, Action Enterprises, Adornable Accessories, Angelo Mupo, Cait’s Paints, CenturyLink, Clarks Gift, Collectables/Toy Box, Dellinger Concessions, Designs by Joyce, Doodlebugs Treasure, Exotique Boutique, Fossil Fuel Oil, Franky’s Café, Franucci’s Café & Gelato Bar, and Giant Gymnastics.

There was also Hayek’s Market-Ice Cream, Green Village Computer Help, Hobby N Home Handbags, Jim’s Kettle Korn, Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Center, Laddey, Clark, & Ryan, Lakeland Bank, Mary Kay, LeafFilter North of New Jersey, Inc, Miller Brothers MMA & Fitness, New England Novelty, Organic Life Style for Greater Living Foods, Skyland Ice World, STS Tire & Auto Center, Sumak Maky, Susan Beck, Tackacs Wellness Center, The Psychic Shoppe of Andover and Yan Yan.

There was a multitude of Non-Profits there as well. Some of these included Camp Auxillium, Christ Community Church/Celebrate Recovery, Christian Fellowship Church, Community Kids, Congressman Scott Garret, Cup Pack 85, Faith Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church & their youth group, County of Sussex- Division of Sr. Services, Fox Terrier Clinic, Friends of Wantage Animal Shelter, Free Clinic Newton, Friends of Horton Mansion, Ginnie’s House, Literacy New Jersey, Living Waters Fellowship, Northwest Christian School, OSCAR, Project Self-Sufficiency, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Skylands Group Sierra Club, Sussex Co Arts and Heritage Council and Tri-State Actors Theater.

Some of the non-profits that are associated with Newton that came out for the festival were the Newton Braves Lacrosse, Newton Fire Department, Newton police Department, Newton First Varsity Robotics Club, Newton Pride Foundation, Newton Public Schools, Newton Youth Football, NJAL Newton Brave Cheerleading/NHS and the Town of Newton.

The festival did not end at 4:30 p.m. when Spring Street closed down for the day. The activities continued at Memory Park with Antique Tractor Hayrides, four large inflatables including a giant slide, ladder climb, speedway challenge, and a moon bounce, old fashioned children’s games and races and “The Fantasia Project”, which was a live band from 5 p.m. until the fireworks finale at 9 p.m.

Newton Residents gathered in Memory Park to see the sky light up with fireworks. Children of all ages and sizes stood with friends and family and watched as the fireworks display began. As the colors and sounds surrounded the town of Newton, the 12 Annual Newton Day Festival came to an end with the grand finale exploding all across the sky.

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