Simeral Square news
Downtown West Newton Inc. is anticipating an exciting second season at Simeral Square as plans for events and activities are being finalized.
During an informational meeting Saturday night, Simeral Square project coordinator George Sam briefed attendees on the history of the project, how the first season turned out and what DWNI is doing to improve this year's experience.
The Farmers' Market will again take place each Saturday, but the time is changing to 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. DWNI is looking for 15 vendors for each Saturday: five farmers, five crafters/artisans and five businesses/civic groups.
Arts in the Park is planned for the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7-9 p.m. and will feature a variety of entertainment for the entire family.
Daytime events on tap at Simeral Square will include story times, cooking demonstrations, a wellness fair, an arts and crafts show and the Fall Fest at the end of the season, Sept. 27.
Opening Day is slated for 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 14 and will feature a bike tour of West Newton, flag ceremony, a live band, Zany Umbrella Circus, Zany Artist's Workshop and culminate with a Chinese lantern launch.
One goal for DWNI this year is to complete Phase 2B of the Simeral Square project, which entails installation of a kiosk, the planting of trees, installation of the permanent flag pole, the brick walkway and the donor wall.
DWNI is looking for volunteers to help at Simeral Square — four are needed each Saturday.
Sam said, “Tourism is our future,” and Simeral Square is key in DWNI's plan to grow and nurture that future for West Newton.
William S. Zirkle is an editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-872-6800.
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