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Picture New Castle

Kay Vasilakis

The Town of New Castle is developing a branding program which will include banner poles to display information as well as color photos representing life in New Castle. The branding program will be used as new uniform signage, logo, etc., but it will also give focus to who the Town of New Castle is and what it wants to be as a community. Local photographers are invited to submit entries of life in New Castle for the branding program. The pay is low, but the signed photos will be excellent exposure for budding photographers. For more information, please call Patty Ringer at 984-0445.Burning Mountain Festival coming upThe dates for this year’s Burning Mountain Festival are from July 8-16, with all kinds of events sure to get everyone in the family involved. The New Castle Chamber of Commerce and the Burning Mountain Festival Committee are sponsoring a poster and T-shirt contest. The contact person is Jeanie Hoppal 625-0246.Local artists of any age are eligible to enter the contest, and judging will take place by popular vote at the Coal Country Feud on May 6 at the New Castle Community Center. At the Coal Country Feud, The New Castle Lions Cub will be serving a spaghetti dinner from 5:30-6:45 p.m. The dessert table will be open all evening. For a mere buck, you can get dessert and coffee. Competition for this third annual event begins at 7 p.m. Russell Talbott will be the master of ceremonies. The town staff will be returning to defend their title against the likes of the town staff, town council, the Lions Club, the seniors, the Post Independent and a group of New Castle businesspeople. The next meeting of Burning Mountain Festival committees will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Apple Tree Community Center. Volunteers are once again critical to the Burning Mountain Festival. If you are interested in helping with this much-anticipated highlight of the New Castle summer, or for guidelines for the T-shirt design, please call Patti Reich, this year’s chairperson, at 984-2861. Five years of fitnessBring a friend to visit the friendly New Castle Family Fitness staff and help them celebrate five years of fitness from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 2. Receive artery testing, classes, free training, postural assessments, and spontaneous workouts with a trainer every hour. From 4-8 p.m., hand massages and chair massages will be offered. Child care will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is a limit of 10 children in the day care at any given time.The New Castle Diner will provide delicious food and drink.The event includes prize drawings for a mountain bike, massages, personal training and more. You do not need to be present to win.New Castle Family Fitness is located upstairs at 820 Castle Valley Boulevard, Suite 230. Call 984-3200 for more information.Kay Vasilakis’ “New Castle News” appears every other Thursday. For news tips and inspirations, please call 945,8515, ext. 513 or e-mail kvasilakis@postindependent.com.


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