Newton NC 2010 Soldiers Reunion

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2010 Soldiers Reunion Newton NC

The Old Soldiers Reunion, or as it's been called since 1930, The Soldiers Reunion, is one of the longest running events of its kind in the United States.

Almost every year since 1889, during the third week in August, veterans gather together for a week of celebration. There are only two years during which the event was not held, 1944 and 1948, due to polio outbreaks.

For those of you who have never been, or are new to the area. The reunion will be held, as always, at the old courthouse square in downtown Newton, North Carolina.

The 121st Annual Soldiers Reunion is sponsored by the American Legion Post 16 and the Newton Merchants Association. Additional activities are sponsored by the Newton Parks & Recreation Department.



THURSDAY, AUGUST 12 Senior Citizens Dance  7:00 p.m.  Newton Recreation Center


FRIDAY, AUGUST 13  Men's Softball Tournament  Northside Park - Broyhill Field


SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 Men's Softball Tournament  (continues)


SUNDAY, AUGUST 15   Cruisin' & Car Show   Viewing of cars - 2:30 p.m.  Cruisin' begins - 6:30 p.m.


MONDAY, AUGUST 16   Gospel Music   7:30 p.m.  Courthouse Square


TUESDAY, AUGUST 17   Beach Music  7:30pm Courthouse Square 


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18  Baby Parade - 6:00 p.m. Courthouse Square 


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18   Street Dance - 7:30 p.m.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 19   Activities on Square - 9:00 a.m.   Reunion Service  - 4:00 p.m.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 19   Parade - 5:00 p.m.   Horseshoe Tourney - 7:00 p.m.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 20   No activities planned


SATURDAY, AUGUST 21   5K Run/Walk  & One-Mile Fun Run  Fun Run 8:00 a.m., 5K 8:30 a.m.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 22   30-60-100 Mile Bike Ride  8:00 a.m.  Newton Recreation Center


For more information, contact Wayne Dellinger at 464-3906, or

the Newton Recreation Department at 695-4317.



Newton North Carolina




Newton is located in Catawba County, positioned in within an hour and a half drive to Asheville to the northwest, Winston-Salem to the northeast, and Charlotte to the southeast.

The foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains offers residents and visitors an abundance of scenic attractions, a wealth of recreational activities, and a mild climate with four seasons. 

Newton was selected as the county seat in 1845 and was incorporated in 1855. The second largest city in the county, Newton has experienced a steady rate of growth.

Newton offers challenging places to work, low cost of living, diverse cultures, a abundant recreational opportunities, arts,  and culture. Catawba County has been recognized as being one of the top ten areas in America to raise a family.

Over the past several years, Newton has sought to identify and recruit new business and industry, both manufacturing and non-manufacturing.

Newton has created an enviable living environment offering friendly neighborhoods and hospitable businesses, shops, and restaurants. The Downtown Newton Development Association has created an effective public-private collaboration to promote business development and preserve the friendly atmosphere of the downtown business district.

On the Square in the downtown area, you can visit the Catawba County Museum of History, where the region's story is artfully displayed in the unique setting of the former Catawba County Courthouse.

The Newton Parks & Recreation Department helps advance the attractiveness of the community and its quality of life through a diverse and comprehensive program of recreational, educational, and cultural programs.


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