Tickets on sale for ‘Taste of Newton’
Anyone who loves dining locally should get their taste buds ready, as tickets are on sale for the annual Taste of Newton.
The Covington/Newton Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Taste of Newton/Business Expo from 5-8 p.m., Sept. 12. Sponsors include Great Estates Landscaping and United Bank.
The dining extravaganza, which showcases local restaurants and businesses, will be held on the third floor of the Newton County Administration Building at 1113 Usher St. It will include unlimited food sampling, live music and raffle drawings.
Tickets for the Taste of Newton are $20 per person and are available at the Newton County Chamber of Commerce, 2101 Clark St.
A news release from the Chamber said the Taste of Newton is “an incredible community experience and a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with local restaurants and businesses [in] Newton County.”
For more information, contact the Covington/ Newton Chamber of Commerce at 770-786-7510.
The Covington Area Employer Committee, a committed group of human resource managers and business leaders, recently held its second annual “Operation Backpack” to collect and donate school supplies for elementary school students.
“We wanted to help the students, since the need is great. With many families struggling financially, they lack the funds needed to purchase necessary supplies for their child’s educational needs,” said Margie Ensley of Futurestaff, director of the Covington Area Employer Committee.
Members of the CAEC presented backpacks and other supplies to Princi- pal Michael Forehand and Assist Principal Rhonda Battle at Middle Ridge Elementary School. Students pictured are Cole Shannon, Jadden Mitchell, Gracie Hansen, Jackson Allen and Eric Guiterrez. Employer representatives shown are Michael Card, Donna Shope, Elizabeth Van Tassell, Maria Baker, Margie Ensley, Connie Price and Suzanne Zimmerman.