The 2015 Christmas House Tour
Kick off the holiday season on December 5th at the Christmas House Tour. Tour five private homes and four historic landmarks in Newport from 10 am to 4 pm. Visit our specialty shops and enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at our one of our many restaurants. Read more about the House Tour here.
Newport Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Children young and old will delight in the festivities planned for December 4th from 5 pm to 6 pm in the Newport Square. Mayor Mary Hetrick will welcome the crowd. This year's Tree Lighting Ceremony will feature seasonal songs performed by Denny Heckard and Friends, the Newport Elementary School Chorus, the Newport Middle School Chorus, NHS' Innovation, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive on the Newport Fire Truck and, of course, the lighting of the Christmas tree. Area churches and the Newport Lions Club are donating refreshments to the event.
Operation Renew Newport
NRPS is facilitating the Operation Renew Newport initiative to spruce up Newport in the run-up to Newport Celebrates 175 from July 19th to the 25th. We thank GIANT for their generous sponsorship of this community-wide project.
For more information about this program, including volunteer and work request forms, please visit www.operationrenewport.wordpress.com.
Supporting and participating organizations: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ministries | The Church of the Nativity & St. Stephen | Hope Eternal United Methodist Church | Longacre Leadership | Newport Assembly of God | Newport Celebrates 175 Steering Committee | Newport Civic Club | Newport Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary | Newport First Church of God | Newport High School Environmental Club | Newport High School Football Team | Newport Lions Club | Newport Revitalization and Preservation Society | Newport VFW Post 34 | Red Hill Church of God | St. Paul's Lutheran Church
NRPS is pleased to announce that it has been approved for the TreeVitalize grant program administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. This grant provides funds to improve the foundations for the trees, along with additional improvements.
Throughout May, volunteers from NRPS and the Newport High School Environmental Club will be working to remove old trees, preparing the tree wells and planting new trees. In the photo above from April 25th, Megan Reeser, Aaron Filip, advisor Lauren Chubb, Julia Dudley and Samantha Leibfried are hard at work after planting a tree. (Missing from the picture is Warner Hockenberry.) The more the merrier! Please contact Frank Campbell if you are interested in helping.
Sponsorships are available for trees for a $200 donation. This will provide for the initial phase of the replacement project. A fund is also being established to provide for the ongoing care of the trees. Sponsorship information can be downloaded as a PDF form or Word form.
Questions should be directed to Frank Campbell at email@example.com or call (717) 418-2779.
Support Newport Celebrates 175 by Buying a Limited Edition Brick
NRPS is raising money for the Newport Celebrates 175 festivities taking place from July 19th to the 25th. The brick features the Celebration's logo with three lines of customized text. The cost is $65. To ensure installation by the Celebration, please place your order by June 1, 2015.
To place an order, download a PDF form or Word form and mail your request to NRPS, PO Box 13, Newport, PA 17074. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for supporting Newport's anniversary party!
Veterans' Memorial Park--Future Landscape
The final plan for the Park has been completed by Larson Design Group. Click here to see the detailed site plan. NRPS and the Borough of Newport was awarded a Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. For more information, please contact Frank Campbell, email@example.com.
The Veterans' Memorial Park Project is the second phase of Grandma's Plus Playground Project. Phase One of the project was completed by a dedicated team throughout 2010. Our efforts will continue. Read more about the efforts on the Projects page.
Our appreciation is extended to Orrstown Bank for their continued support of NRPS and Grandma's Plus Playground Project.
The goal of the Newport Revitalization and Preservation Society (NRPS) is to blend Newport's rich and full past with the present as we begin the 21st century. We engage in projects to better the community and to preserve the history of our town.
Newport is nestled between the Juniata River and gently rolling hills. Within this landscape commuters, farmers, artists, artisans, and business people live, work, and enjoy life. Local activities reflect this blend. Newport is home to the Little Buffalo Festival of the Arts, Perry County Council of the Arts, the Perry County Fair, Little Buffalo State Park, the Oliver Grange, and an active 4H Club.
Buy a Brick
We are currently accepting orders for personalized bricks that border the sidewalks throughout the square. Find more information and an order form on the Buy a Brick page.
Interested in becoming a member of NRPS? Read more on the Membership page.