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Newport Chamber announces upcoming events, including Weatherford memorial

The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce reminds us of some upcoming events in the month of June, including a special memorial service commemorating the one-year anniversary of the loss of Newport police Lt. Patrick Weatherford.

Weathford-Portrait-compressorThe late Newport police Lt. Patrick Weatherford

The memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 12, at the Veterans Park in downtown Newport. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Following the short service, everyone will be encouraged to participate in a balloon release.  The balloons will be provided by Purdy’s Flowers & Gifts. Weatherford was shot and killed after responding to a break-in June 12, 2017. 

The Downtown Newport Farmers Market will officially open for the season on Saturday, June 9 at 7 a.m. Vendors will be selling lettuce, cabbage, squash, peas, blackberries, a variety of baked goods, handmade soaps, plants, bedding flowers and much more. The market will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 a.m.

moana.jpegDisney’s “Moana,” will be presented as part of the ASU-Newport Movies in the Park series

The ASU-Newport Movies in the Park will also be held on Saturday, June 9, featuring “Moana” from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Movies are held in the Front Street Park in downtown Newport. In the event of inclement weather, movies will move to the Newport Business Resource Center, 201 Hazel St. Admission is free.

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On June 19, Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain will be performing at the Arkansas Steel Associates Bluesday Tuesday Concert at the Front Street Park at 7 p.m.  The admission is free with concessions provided by the Downtown Newport Farmers’ Market. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be staged at Frankie’s Place at 306 Front St.

On June 28, the River Country concert will feature the Roadies.  It is sponsored by M & P Banking, Insurance and Investment Services. Admission is free to the concert and the show begins at 7 p.m. on the Terry Scoggins Memorial Stage in downtown Newport. Inclement weather moves it indoors at Frankie’s Place.

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