Newburg Borough’s 90th Memorial Day Celebration Sunday, May 17th

Celebrating Tradition, Honoring Sacrifice

Newburg Borough’s 90th Memorial Day Celebration

Sunday, May 17th  

Newburg has a long-standing tradition of honoring those who have done so much for our country, especially our local friends and neighbors. This year we will continue that celebration, just a bit differently. Due to COVID-19, the Memorial Day Committee has been forced to cancel our traditional morning worship service on the Green, and our annual parade in the afternoon. However, we will keep the scarifies of our service men & women in the forefront on this special day by sponsoring a 90th Anniversary House-Decorating Contest!

Any home in the borough of Newburg and in Hopewell Township is eligible to participate. We encourage everyone to step up and show the families of our service men & women who have fought and died for our country just how much we appreciate their service!

House Decorating Contest Rules are as Follows:

1-Contest is for exterior decorations only, including decorations in      windows that are visible from the exterior. Judging will be done from outside the residence only.

2- Judging will be based on ‘curb appeal’ as viewed from the street only. Therefore only those decorations located on the street side of the property will be judged. Corner lots will be judged from both streets. Judges will not enter the property to view back or side yards.

3-Judging criteria will include (a) unique design and creativity; (b) storyline or theme; (c) display and placement of decorations; (d) overall presentation.

4-Judging will take place from 1-4 pm on Saturday, May 23, 2020.

5-Any resident who wishes to participate in the contest should complete the attached form and return by Saturday, May 16 to:

Newburg’s 90th Anniversary

House Decorating Contest

c/o 255 Newburg Road

Newburg PA 17240

Winners will be notified via phone and/or text, and photos will be published in the May 28 edition of The News-Chronicle. Three cash prizes will be awarded: First Place ($100), Second Place ($75) and Third Place ($50).


House Decorating Contest Entry Form:

I (  ), We (  ) would like to be entered in Newburg’s 90th Memorial Day Celebration House Decorating Contest.

My (  ), our (  ) residence is located (circle one) in the Borough of Newburg, Hopewell Township. The address is _________________________________________.

Phone # to call or text should your home be selected as a winning entry ___________________.

I, (We) understand and agree to the contest rules as outlined in the attached flyer. I, (We) understand the winners will be notified via phone and/or text the evening of May 23, and a photo of my/our home will be published in the local newspaper (The News-Chronicle) on Thursday, May 28. Checks will be mailed to the winners no later than May 30, 2020.


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