Newton’s beautification a labor of love

Published: Sep. 30, 2023 at 10:17 PM CDT
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NEWTON, Miss. (WTOK) - The City of Newton has gotten a bit of a makeover. Volunteers and members of the Newton Beautification Project came together to plant new flowerbeds, repaint colorful murals, add new street signs and clean up the city streets.

Joyce Sims, Newton Beautification Project leader, says that everything they’ve done is for the love of their city.

Newton, like many small towns, was low on funding for such a project. However, Sims and the Newton Beautification Project team had a plan.

“We had to get out and raise money to plant our flowers. So, we ran an ad in the Newton County Appeal, as well as we created a Facebook page. We just want to thank the citizens of Newton for all their love and support as we continue to try and make Newton beautiful,” said Sims. “That is our main objective.”

Just recently, through a government grant, Newton City Hall was recently renovated.

The city is having an open house Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sims says the public is invited to come see what has been done.