NEWBERRY — During the course of 2017, there have been festivals, recurring events and once in a lifetime experiences that residents were able to participate in. Here is a look of the top photos from 2017, this list includes the Total Solar Eclipse, various festivals and other events, special recognitions and heartfelt moments.
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From Aug. 21, Mark and Matt Kinnan, of Syrcuse, New York, look up at the Eclipse. They said they were originally going to Charleston, but due to the bad weather they looked for a small fun town and came to Newberry.
From Aug. 21, The Total Solar Eclipse, at totality, over the City of Newberry.
From Oct. 10, Newberry’s Oktoberfest brought plenty of friends, family and fun to Downtown Newberry. The Maederer family came out dressed for the occasion, pictured are Steve, Deanne, Josh, Therese, Sophia, Zoe, Isabel, Nathan, Rosie and Tobias.
From July 31, This year 17 youths from Newberry County traveled to Windy Gap, a YoungLife Camp 15 minutes north of Asheville, North Carolina. Here you can see the guys cabin dressed up as ninjas for the volleyball tournament.
From Aug. 28, Austin Willingham, president of Newberry County Touchdown Club, cuts into watermelon for the Newberry College football players to enjoy after practice.
From Aug. 7, During the Little Mountain Reunion, Rep. Rick Martin and Governor Henry McMaster presented former Rep. Walt McLeod with the Order of the Palmetto for his contributions to South Carolina and her people.
From May 17, Newberry County’s Relay for Life took place on May 13, and helped raise $4,450 for cancer research, which brought the yearly total up to $58,000, according to Melinda Long, accounting chair for Newberry County Relay for Life. The goal for this year is $100,000.
From May 22, The Newberry County Drug Free Communities Coalition on Underage Drinking, in partnership with the City of Newberry, the Newberry YMCA and Newberry College, hosted the Youth and Law Enforcement Community Basketball Tournament, the tournament was the brainchild of Tom Perry.
From May 22, Patrons were treated to sushi from Fusion during the Taste of Newberry.
From May 29, Landen York and Tabb French hug during York’s Salutatorian address for Newberry Academy’s graduation.