There are many reasons that Newton County is a great place to live, work and play.
First, we have caring people and a strong government that in these tough times have kept us on level ground. We also have insightful and inclusive places of worship. The icing on the proverbial cake is a strong community appreciation of the arts.
We are fortunate to have a group of business and citizens who have come together to form a vibrant Arts Association in Newton County.
Over the years, this group has brought to our county a group of entertainers and performers who have provided countless hours of entertainment and joy to our community.
In addition to outside entertainers, the Arts Association has sponsored local artists’ works and made it possible for all of us to share in our local culture.
This year is no different as the Arts Series kicked off with free concerts on the square held Thursdays during September. Christmas in Covington and the performances of “The Nutcracker” during the holiday season always bring a bit of festive cheer to the area.
In January there will be a tribute to Johnny Cash, a visit from Dallas Brass in March, a performance of “Guys and Dolls” in April and in May the free concerts on the square resume and there will be a performance of the ballet of “Sleeping Beauty.”
Just a suggestion — maybe in March next year some sort of Irish performance could be scheduled.
The season will end with a fun-filled fundraiser called Art on the River and Dance at the Porterdale Mill Lofts.
We encourage you to go to www.newtoncountyarts.org for further details of this exciting year for the Arts Association in Newton County.