Mayor Williams presented both with an award recognizing their years of commitment and service to our community. The Mayor commented, “We are most fortunate to have these two experienced individuals to lead our public safety department. Their commitment and expertise provide valuable service to our fire and police divisions and provide enhanced safety to our New Boston community. On behalf of all of us here in New Boston, we appreciate and thank them both for their continued service and dedication.”
NEW BOSTON CANCELS FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IN SEPTEMBER
Mayor Williams has announced that the planned Fourth of July Fireworks have been cancelled due to the COVID–19 virus along with social distancing orders and restrictions on mass gatherings. “We are genuinely disappointed that fireworks will not be happening this Independence Day, but our major concern is for the safety of our community, visitors and employees who would be attending and working the event.”
The virus situation will be revisited in September to determine if a community celebration with fireworks can be performed safely and in accordance with state and local health orders as Ohio continues to reopen activities. The Mayor continued, “The community certainly needs a celebration and we are very optimistic and determined to hold an event later in the year.”
The Mayor also stated that the Fourth of July Fireworks will most certainly continue in 2021.
GORDMANS RETAILER HIRING AT NEW BOSTON STORE
New Boston Goody’s is one of twenty-five new Ohio stores rebranding to Gordmans Department Store. The apparel and home décor retailer Gordmans, opening in June, is hiring and will be having a job fair Wednesday, May 22 at the Goody’s store in New Boston. Gordmans is hiring for a variety of positions. Interested candidates are invited to first apply at http://www.gordmans.com/careers and then visit the job fair from 11 am to 7 pm. Walk-ins are welcome!
Full-time Gordmans associates are offered benefits, including health insurance (medial, prescription drug, dental and vision); a 401 (k) savings plan, paid vacation and holidays, as well as an associate discount on their already low prices. Gordmans offers flexible full-time and part-time schedules. This is a great opportunity to be among the first to work with the Gordmans team when the new Gordmans store opens in June.
Questions may be directed to New Boston Mayor’s office at 740-456-4103, Ext. 2.
New Boston Mayor Junior Williams and Village Council have announced that “Party at the Park II” festival is coming to New Boston’s Millbrook Park on Saturday, September 29. The event is returning after a very successful inaugural event last year. Mayor Williams states that local sponsors and volunteers make the event possible and hopes that the festival will remain for many years to come. Mayor Williams stated “The amount of positive feedback from the public last year certainly contributed to us making the decision to continue the event. Everyone had a great time and we expect the same this year. Local businesses and sponsors have made it possible to provide entertainment free of charge.”
Live music featuring the Shane Runion Band, Frank Grasso, Josh Stewart Band and more will be performing from noon till 8 pm followed by a fireworks display, Kids activities will be from noon till 6 pm and will include a Cartoonist, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Inflatables, Knockerball, Kiddie Barrell Train Rides, Games and Prizes. Concession stand, food vendors, craft exhibitors and more will be available. Southern Ohio Medical Center will be providing a wellness exhibit free to the public.
Vendors and exhibitors wishing to display or sell their goods may contact the mayor’s office at 740-456-4103, ext. 2.
Planet Fitness held its grand opening and ribbon cutting Monday December 4 in the New Boston Mall. The national chain opened the fitness center between Tractor Supply and Ollie’s. Thanks for this great investment in the New Boston community. Joining Mayor Williams and councilmen Mike Payton, Jon Mills and Dan Fetty was General Manager Tim Hutchinson, Regional Manager Mike McKenna, Danni Allen of NBC’s “the Biggest Loser,” Lisa Carver, and members of the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce.
The New Boston community held their first Party in the Park on Saturday. The Party took place at Millbrook Park and featured live music by Shane Runion Band, Bobby Hall and the Floodwalls, Frank Grasso and Karis Blanton, a petting zoo, pony rides, a cartoonist, games, prizes, inflatables, kiddie train rides, a knockerball event, and a corn hole tournament. The party also had community and local business booths and concessions.
“We’re about community,” New Boston Mayor William Williams said. “We have a beautiful park here and we wanted to share it with surrounding neighborhoods. Everything was sponsored by the village itself and local sponsors, and volunteers. We just wanted to share our community and show what a wonderful park we have here.
The party featured many different musical acts
Free entertainment, which was offered throughout the afternoon, lasted from 12 to 5 p.m. Many children, adults, and community leaders came out to express support for a splendid afternoon of fun.
We wanted to invite everyone to enjoy free entertainment and games, and have affordable concession prices,” Williams said. “It’s been a tremendous hit. Everybody is excited, we’ve had a lot of people expressing their thanks. I’m certain we’ll be doing this in the future and continuing on next year.”
Party goers swarm the booths and concessions.
Between all of the aforementioned activities, along with the various bands that performed throughout the day on the historic Millbrook Park grounds, Williams sees great potential in the event going forward.
”It’s surpassed our expectations,” Williams said. “We’re just thrilled. We couldn’t have had better weather. It’s great to see all the smiling faces and people of the community together. We couldn’t be more pleased with the turn out.”
A wide variety of kids activities were offered, like inflatables and pony rides.
The New Boston Party in the Park concluded with a brilliant fireworks display and left community members looking forward to next year’s fesitivities.
Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 Extension 1932