Citizens of Newton Falls Invited to Provide Feedback to Architects of Community Center Project

Newton Falls – Citizens of Newton Falls are invited and invited to provide input to the architects of the community center project, the Perspectus Architecture Team, on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Formal presentations will take place at 4 and 6 p.m. Participants will be able to tour the building and submit their ideas for future uses of the historic structure. The community center is located at 52 East Quarry Street.

Heritage Accord, Inc, the nonprofit that preserves and restores the historic Newton Falls Community Center, is also hosting a family 80th anniversary of the structure’s dedication. The day includes a reception at 9 a.m. honoring all local veterans, serving military and first responders, an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. and an open house until 2 p.m.

The finale of the community center’s 80th anniversary celebration day is a dance with music performed by the 17-piece Dave Banks Orchestra from Akron, Ohio. The Dave Banks Orchestra includes some of Northeast Ohio’s finest jazz musicians. Due to lack of space, the dance is a ticketed event. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased for just $25 on Eventbrite.com or by calling Heritage Accord at 330-442-2848. Refreshments, included in your ticket purchase, will be served during the dance. Clothing from the 1942 era is welcome.

Visit the Heritage Accord, Inc. Facebook page or the Heritage Accord homepage www.heritageaccord.org for a complete calendar of November 5 family events.

Eighty years ago, in 1942, the Newton Falls Community Center, located at 52 East Quarry Street, was originally dedicated to the facilities of the United Services Organization (USO). The Newton Falls USO was the nation’s first facility specifically designed and built to serve not only military personnel, but civilian defense workers as well.

The 10,800 square foot Newton Falls Community Center is owned by the Village of Newton Falls and leased to Heritage Accord. Heritage Accord is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, incorporated and registered with the State of Ohio. Heritage Accord’s sole mission is to restore, renovate and preserve the Newton Falls Community Center so that it can be reopened and made available to the public.

Jill E. Washington