Two new members were welcomed to the Association: Robert Gensler, Jr. and Melissa Grondeski, at the April 16 2015 meeting. Other new members joining since January 2015 are Jean C. Watkins and Alex Kish.
The baked chicken breast dinner held at the First Christian Church on April 11, 2015 was a huge success, with proceeds of $1421.00 going towards the wrought iron fence renovations at the East Side Cemetery located on North Canal Street in Newton Falls.
Donations have been received from Pete and Brenda Augusta, Linda Gundros, Linda Gordon and John and Barbara Drotar. A total of $9,000 in donations, including proceeds from the dinner sponsored by the Association, has been received from individuals, businesses and organizations since the project was started in the summer of 2014. Forty eight foot sections have been removed for renovations, with twenty currently re-installed. Twenty more sections are to be re-installed as weather permits; leaving approximately twenty-four eight foot sections to be refinished. The funds for the project to date are $11,346.53, including encumbered monies for works in progress. We are two-thirds of the way to being completed! If you want to make a donation, please send to: Newton Township Cemetery Association, PO Box 233, Newton Falls, Ohio 44444.
The 2016 calendar featuring photos of Newton Falls should be available in June. The price of $10.00 remains the same as previous years. Please contact members of the organization for a copy of the calendar which will also be available at local businesses and at the Schoolmates Reunion to be held June 20, 2015.
June 13, 2015 has been designated as “Clean-up Day” for the chapel located at the East Side Cemetery. Anyone wishing to help please be there at 9:00 a.m. with your broom, dust cloths and mops!
The next meeting of the Association will be held Thursday, May 21, 2015, 6:00 p.m. at the Newton Township Administration Building.