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W.N. Library Seeking Book Donations for Sale

December 05, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

West Newton Public Library, 124 North Water St., is seeking donations of used, newer hardcover and paperback books for its fill-a-bag sale.

Manager Robin Matty said all books are checked to make sure the library does not need them for its shelves first.

At this time, the library is not seeking cookbooks, children’s books or non-fiction books. Used books are sold for $5 per bag. Hours are 12 noon to 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 12 noon to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (724) 633-0798.

 


W.N. Church Slates Cookie Walk Dec. 11

November 10, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

West Newton First Church of God, 157 North Second St., will hold its third-annual Christmas cookie walk from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 11, a spokesperson said. Participants will receive a plastic glove and a box, and will be able to fill the box with the favorite cookies. At the end of the walk, they will pay $8 per pound.

Peanut butter balls also will be sold for $6 per dozen. For more information, call (724) 872-7467.

 


Light-Up Night in West Newton is Nov. 27

November 02, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

Downtown West Newton Inc. will hold its annual “Miracle on Main Street” light-up night on Nov. 27.

Aaron Nelson, chair of DWNI, said this year’s theme is “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The event begins at 3 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m., with a parade on Main Street to beginning at 5:15 p.m.

The community Christmas tree will be lighted directly following the parade.

 
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W.N. Library Plans ‘Fill-a-Bag’ Book Sale

October 19, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

Due to inclement weather, the West Newton Public Library will hold its “fill-a-bag” used book sale at the West Newton gymnasium at the corner of Vine and Fifth streets, a spokesperson said.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 and 23.

 


W.N. Church Plans Election Day Lunch

October 14, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

First Church of God, 157 North Second St., West Newton will hold an election day lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2, a spokesperson said.

Selections will include chili, chicken noodle or broccoli cheese soup, chicken salad and ham barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs with sauerkraut, potato salad or macaroni salad, and pie or cake. For more information, call (724) 872-7467.

 


W.N. Library Plans Fundraiser Sept. 19

August 19, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

A view of the new children’s room at the library. (Submitted photo)


West Newton Public Library will hold a fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Le Grande Balll Room, 105 South Second St., said Robin Matty, library manager.

Tickets to the annual “Tea-riffic” cost $20. Tickets can be purchased at the library or at Gary’s Chuck Wagon Restaurant 105 South Second St, during restaurant hours and library hours. The event will include refreshments, a gift basket auction and other games.

In other news, Matty is encouraging all residents of the West Newton area to visit the newly remodeled and rededicated children’s room at the library.

 
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W.N. Church Plans Peach Festival

August 16, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

West Newton First Church of God will hold a peach festival fundraiser 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 2, a spokesperson said.

The menu will include hot dogs, sauerkraut, sloppy joes, BBQ pulled pork, baked beans, potato or macaroni salad, cake, ice cream, beverages, and of course, peaches, including peach cobbler.

The event will be held at the Lions Field House, 507 Pittsburgh St. For more information, visit the church on Facebook.

 


WN Library Celebrates New Children’s Room

July 08, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: West Newton News

(Submitted photo)

West Newton Public Library held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony of their new children’s room on June 30, after a year’s delay because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pictured cutting the ribbon are John Medsger, Barb Pritchard Rutter, Pete Pritchard and library board President Gary Johnson.

The renovation and design was dedicated in memory of former library board member Patty Medsger and her mother, Emma Jean Pritchard, for their contributions to the library. The event was attended by family and friends and concluded with light refreshments.

A spokesperson for the library board thanked everyone who donated funds in memory of Medsger and Pritchard. These funds along with a bequest from a longtime patron and a grant from the Trixie Puff Foundation were used to make the renovations to the library.

The library is located at 124 North Water St. and is open 12 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 12 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (724) 633-0798.

 


WN Library to Dedicate Children’s Room

June 22, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

West Newton Library will hold a dedication and open house of its new children’s room from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 30, a spokeswoman said. The room is being dedicated in memory of Patricia Medsger and Emma Jean Pritchard.

Visitors are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. The library is located at 124 N. Water St.

The spokeswoman said the library specificaly needs used adult fiction hardcover book donations. The library is open from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 12 noon to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Books being donated for sale should not be placed in return book drop box. Outside of business hours, books can be dropped off in bags or boxes on the front porch.

 


W.N. Group Plans Memorial Day Weekend Concert

May 01, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

Community Revitalization of West Newton is sponsoring a Patriotic Concert at Vine Street Park from 6 to 8 p.m. May 30, a spokesperson said. The show will feature a 45-minute performance from Cathi Rhodes as Patsy Cline to honor all veterans, followed by other entertainers.

There will be food trucks for refreshments. Attendees should bring their own lawn chair or blanket. Organizers said they will be following COVID-19 guidelines and the audience will be asked to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Leaders of CROWN said they also are looking for local vendors and food trucks for an event to be held June 12 in conjunction with the West Newton Community Yard Sale. For more information, call Jennifer Bittner at (724) 344-4002.

 

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