Students help with 150th celebration


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Pictured left to right is Jim Hoffmann, Robotics Program Director at Newton High School, Caitlin Bailey, Heidi Hoskins, Brad Hoskins, Brad Howie, Cassie Yauch, Kevin Elvidge, Newton Deputy Mayor and Chairman of the 150 Anniversary Committee, and Brian Hoskins.



— Students from the Newton school system and Kittatinny High School are working together to fabricate a reproduction of the “Victory Arch” that once spanned across Spring Street in downtown Newton for the upcoming 150th year celebration.

The original wooden arch was built as the centerpiece for the Oct. 9, 1919 celebration by the County of Sussex to welcome the troops home from World War I. The event was known as “Heroes’ Day.”

The arch spanned 50 feet across and had one end at the edge of the county park and the other next to the sidewalk in front of what is now the law offices of Dolan and Dolan.

Kevin Eldvidge, Deputy Mayor of Newton and Chairman of the 150 Anniversary Committee, said the new arch will be located near the Newton Fire Museum. Each of the two four-foot columns will stand 20-feet tall and will look like square castle turrets.

Elvidge also said a 32-foot banner will span between the columns and be in the form of an arch. The original structure had a wooden arch connecting the towers.

Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Residents stuff the bus for the needy
By Rose Sgarlato
— The united effort of Mohawk House, other local businesses and local police...

Read more »
Image

Harry Potter joins Santa on Spring Street
BY Laurie Gordon and Erika Norton
— Witches and wizards from all over the tri-state area are coming to downtown Newton for a...

Read more »
Image

Generosity of community provides Thanksgiving meals for hundreds
By Laurie Gordon
— “The outpouring of generosity from the community is just overwhelming,” said Project...

Read more »
Image

Musician and Sparta native to perform locally over holidays
By Laurie Gordon
— Catch Sparta native Brady Rymer locally this holiday season starting with his appearance at The...

Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



E-NEWSLETTER

Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Local News
Lenape Marching Band takes two titles
  • Nov 20, 2017
Local News
Veterans celebrated at Auxilium School
  • Nov 20, 2017
Local News
Students make gifts for seniors
  • Nov 20, 2017
Local News
Residents stuff the bus for the needy
  • Nov 21, 2017

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Andover, NJ