Celebrate New Concord Kicks Off June 13

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The Celebrate New Concord summer entertainment series begins its 17th season June 13 at 7 p.m. in Village Park.

Village Administrator Charlotte Colley said the artists set to perform this year cover a variety of genres, including classic rock, country, jazz, and gospel.

Celebrate New Concord begins June 13 and runs through August. Music genres include country, classic rock, jazz, gospel, folk, and celtic.
Celebrate New Concord begins June 13 and runs through August. Music genres include country, classic rock, jazz, gospel, folk, and celtic.
“The purpose of Celebrate New Concord is really to try and bring free concerts to the community during the summertime to help bring some different cultural experiences here to the community,” said Colley.

Colley said the diversity of the acts are meant to appeal to different audiences.

“We don’t want to pigeon-hole ourselves into one style of music,” said Colley. “We want to be as inclusive as possible.”

Colley said all events are paid for through donations and sponsors, making the concerts free and open to the public. Concessions will be available to purchase.

Country artist John King performs June 27 in Village Park.
Country artist John King performs June 27 in Village Park.
“Over the past few years that we’ve been able to do this, this has been a very successful program,” said Colley. “People in the community and outside of the community really enjoy it.”

The first artist scheduled to perform this season is the Dave Schubach Big Band on June 13, followed by country artist John King on June 27.

Colley said performances will take place on Tuesday nights except HB7’s performance on Friday, July 7, as part of the annual New Concord Firefighters’ Festival. The New Concord Fire Department Firehouse will additionally serve as an alternate location for any performances due to inclement weather.

Celebrate New Concord is sponsored by the Village of New Concord and the New Concord Board of Trade. Celebrate New Concord programs will air on WMCO 90.7 the following Friday-Sunday at 2 p.m. after each performance.

New Concord to Replace Ground Water Storage Tank

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New Concord will be building a new ground water storage tank this summer, replacing the current tank built before 1930.

According to New Concord Village Administrator Charlotte Colley, the project started in 2014 when she first took the position.  The current ground water storage tank is leaking water from the roof and isn’t structurally sound, adding to the necessity of replacing it.

The project will begin this July and will cost $860,000.  New Concord Village Council has approved bids on two companies who will tend to the replacement of the storage tank. Zemba Bros., Inc. will work on the waterline while Mid Atlantic Storage works on the tank. Colley said by raising water rates in 2016, obtaining $613,000 in 0% interest loans from an Ohio Public Works Commission Grant/Loan and a low interest loan from the Ohio Water Development Authority, that it will cover the full cost of the project.

Colley said during the replacement village residents might experience low water pressure or some sediment within the water lines. The village will notify residents if these problems will occur.

Colley said any questions or concerns can be directed to her by calling 740-826-7671 and the village will have more information on their website newconcord-oh.gov as the replacement date of the ground water storage tank gets closer.