“Get to Know Newton” is more than just a new logo; it is a new way to talk about Newton, Iowa. The Newton community has so many great amenities – excellent schools, unique entertainment venues, an ideal location – but many people don’t know about them. This campaign is an effort to change that. We want people in Des Moines, Ankeny, Grinnell, Iowa City, and the whole state of Iowa to know what Newton has to offer. We do not want to be a well-kept secret; we want to be known.
If you don’t think Newton is worth knowing, think again.
Get to know Newton entertainment and recreation.
When you live in Newton, you don’t have to travel far for entertainment. The Iowa Speedway has the biggest, fastest races in Iowa. The Valle Movie Theater is one of the last operating drivein theaters in the state. At Historic Maytag Park, you can catch musical acts, take a dip in the Maytag Pool, or get fit on the hike and bike trail. The Newton Community Theatre produces at least four shows a year, including comedies, musicals and classics. Not satisfied? We’re located only 30 minutes from entertainment venues in downtown Des Moines. Still not satisfied? We’re only an hour from Iowa City and Ames. When it comes to entertainment – if we don’t have it, we’re not far from it.
Get to know Newton schools.
If you’re considering Newton for a place to raise a family, there isn’t a better option. The Newton public schools offer the extracurricular opportunities of a large district, but the class sizes and personalized care of a small one. Through a partnership with DMACC, students can earn college credits by taking dual credit classes while still in high school. The Newton schools offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities, and class sizes are small enough that students have the opportunity to participate in many activities.
Get to know Newton community involvement.
Many say that the best way to “Get to Know Newton” is by getting active in the community. Love art? Get involved with the Centre for Arts and Artists. Love school pride? Get involved with the Newton Booster Club. Love fitness? Get involved with the YMCA. Don’t know where to start? Get connected with local volunteer activities by contacting the United Way of Jasper County.