NEWCOMERSTOWN — Newcomerstown Now!
That’s the name of a new community development group that has been organized to help build up the downtown area and revitalize the Newcomerstown business community.
Newcomerstown Now is made up of a Board of Directors and committees, committed to the revitalization of Main Street. The group has been working with the statewide organization Heritage Ohio.
Officers said, “We embrace the Main Street approach promoting Newcomerstown as a hometown community and a Main Street that is a vital part of our village.
“We will be following the Main Street principles that have been successful throughout Ohio and the country. The principles are as follows.
“Organization — We encourage the cooperation of our downtown businesses with the group as they are vital to the growth and success of our Main Street.
“Promotion — We are promoting Main Street as a place to shop, visit and spend quality time in our community.
“Design — Our goal is to preserve and protect our history while improving the appearance of our downtown.
“Economic Vitality — We committed to improving Main Street in a way that brings more people into the area that will increase the vitality of the community.”
Group officers said Newcomerstown Now's focus is on the potential of the downtown and to “bring forth a vibrant community that is before us.”
Newcomerstown Now is planning a series of Second Saturday events this summer, beginning with a block party on Saturday, June 11, from 5-8 p.m. in the Main Street area.
The event will include music by Sean Carney from 6-8 p.m., a beer/wine garden, chicken dinners, children activities and vendors.
More information will be posted closer to the date of the event.
Mayor Pat Cadle thanked volunteers from Kurz-Kasch in Newcomerstown for helping paint the pool at Cy Young Park.
This is the second year that volunteers from Kurz-Kasch have painted the pool, which is scheduled to open on May 28.
Mayor Cadle reported youth applications for the Cy Young Pool passes have been reviewed. This is for Newcomerstown School District children only. For information, call 740-498-6313 or send an email to email@example.com for information.
Passes will be available for pick up at the pool on opening day.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School registration is open at Christ United Methodist Church.
Vacation Bible School will be July 25-29 from 6-8:30 p.m. each day for ages 3-5th grade. To register, go to www.vbspro.events/p/61f7d1.
Cody Addy, Newcomerstown Public Library director, and Brei Fechuch of the Library staff recently visited Newcomerstown East School to meet with students.
The Library staff also noted that registration for the summer reading program will begin May 25.
The Birds Run Community Church, 73007 Hopewell Road, Kimbolton, will pay homage to a “Harlem Rent Party” with an event on Saturday, June 18. The event is called a “creative way to pay the bills.”
The event will include a dinner and music from 6-7 p.m., featuring music by Mike Hoskins; and grocery bingo from 7-8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and will be sold in advance. Contact Mike Hoskins or Chris Hart for more information.
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This article originally appeared on The Times-Reporter: In the News: Group looking to promote, revitalize business community