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Newkirk Main Street seeks public input for upcoming events

By Everett Brazil, III

The Newkirk Herald Journal

NEWKIRK — Newkirk Main Street (NMS) is looking forward to upcoming spring and summer activities, including the return of the annual banquet, to be held April 19, and NMS leaders are seeking public input to help make these events a success.

Community supporters are invited to attend a special planning meeting on Feb. 23 at noon at the NMS office, 116 N. Main. Participants will be able to help plan several upcoming events.

The biggest focus of the meeting will be the annual banquet, to be held April 19 at 6 p.m. in the Senior Center, the first meeting since early 2019. The banquet will recognize NMS’ 30thanniversary.

There will also be discussion of the Boots and Badges competition, which was first held the last Saturday in April of  2021, and is planned to be a recurring event. The event pits first responder organizations from across the county together, including law enforcement, fire and EMS, to see who the “toughest” group is. The event will remain the last Saturday in April, falling on April 30 for this year.

The tie-dye fundraiser, a function of the NMS Organizational committee, was first held June 26, 2021 at the Hole in the Wall Park. The event celebrated Independence Day with white t-shirts tie-dyed with red and blue colors. The program is planned to be a recurring fundraising event for NMS, and meeting participants will help determine when it will be held.

For more information, contact NMS at (580) 362-2377 or e-mail

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