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Newborn to host first community Christmas celebration
Residents invited to enter cookie competition

NEWBORN - The town of Newborn will host its first town Christmas celebration on Nov. 30.

Townsfolk are invited to gather around the Child's Building in downtown Newborn for The First Annual Ole Tyme Christmas Celebration.

Councilwoman Suzanne Bean said the event will start about 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to bake a batch of cookies from their best recipe and enter the Best Cookie Competition. Coffee, hot cider and hot chocolate will be provided.

The crowd will join in singing Christmas carols before the big event - the lighting of the 14-foot tree on the front porch of the Child's Building at 7 p.m.

"This is the first time we've ever done something like this," Bean said. "We've talked about doing something. We've sent out fliers to surrounding local churches. We're hoping that we'll have a good showing."

If the event is a success, it could become an annual tradition, she said.

The Newton County Sheriff's Office will block off the street in front of the building, which also serves as Town Hall, to give the public a safe place to mingle, Bean said.

Crystal Tatum can be reached at crystal.tatum@newtoncitizen.com.