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5 December 1998
Place: Town Square
Time: 10 am to 12 midnight
Sponsored by: Newington Founder's Day Committee
Founder's Day is a celebration of Newington's birth. The event kicks off with a parade at 11:00am and there are arts and crafts throughout the day in town square. One of the highlights for the youth is the ping pong ball drop. Ping pong balls are dropped from an airplane and they are marked with prizes, etc. There is a antique car show, gun show, motorbike show, racing go-kart show, history of Newington show, gospel singing and a lot more during the day. The event winds down with a concert from 8:00pm till midnight (last year, 1997, it was the "Swingin Medallions", not sure who this year, 1998) and a excellent fireworks display.
Held every Saturday at the Screven Motor Speedway
Screven Motor Speedway is located about 3 miles north of town. It is a 1/4 mile high banked oval dirt go-kart track. There has been go-kart racing with speeds up to 70 MPH and 4-wheeler racing motorbike racing and they are attempting to get on the Legends circuit. Screven Motor Speedway provides some great family entertainment. The Turkey Shootout will be on November 27 & 28, 1998 with a 10,000.00 purse.
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