City to Celebrate 150th on 2-22-22

A birthday party for Newton will kick off the year-long celebration of the City’s Sesquicentennial in 2022.

The public is invited to the free, come-and-go event from 4-7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Meridian Center, 1420 E. Broadway Court.

The event will feature snacks, crafts for kids, the first chance to purchase Newton150 merchandise, a photo booth presented by Harvey County Historical Museum, and entertainment by local performers.

Event schedule:

4:30 p.m.   Mayor’s welcome5 p.m.        Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra5:30 p.m.   Our Lady of Guadalupe dance troupes6 p.m.        Music and dancing by Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts6:30 p.m.   Newton High School jazz ensemble7 p.m.        Newton High School Railaires

Community partners including the Harvey County Historical Society, Newton Public Library, and Newton Area Chamber of Commerce continue to plan programming to celebrate throughout 2022. Another major community celebration is planned for June 4, with details to be announced soon.

Residents can stay up-to-date on Newton150 activities by visiting, following the City on Facebook, or signing up for text alerts by texting NEWTONEVENTS to 888-777.

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