Archive for September, 2017
Here at Newton Nissan, we pride ourselves on our involvement in the community. It is very important to us to know our customers and their families as more than numbers or sales, but as neighbors, friends, and family. For this reason, we have many different events to do this, including Spirit Nights, a Nissan Factory tour, and our car giveaway for high school students. But by far, the most fun event we love to host for the community is our annual Trunk or Treat!
Each year, we shut down our dealership and host thousands from our community for fun, games, food, and, of course, candy! It is always a fun time for kids and adults alike to enjoy celebrating together. Cars, as well as children & adults, are dressed up in fun costumes, and a good evening is always had by all.
Come to our Trunk or Treat here at Newton Nissan!
Where: 1461 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN
When: 3-5 PM
Details: Everything is free! Come dressed and ready to have fun! Rain or shine!
This year, we hope we can join us at this family-friendly event for all ages! We’ll serve pizza, have euro bungees, and much more!
Past Trunk or Treat Photos
Newton Nissan is made up of people who genuinely care about their communities as well as their customers. And that caring spirit extends straight from the top: our owner, Bill Newton, and his wife, Terry. In 2003, Terry went on her first mission trip to Nicaragua. While there, she fell in love with a little boy named Joey, whom she and Bill later adopted. This trip was the beginning of a now well-established relationship the Newtons have with a non-profit called Mustard Seed Communities.
“Once abandoned, never abandoned again.”
Mustard Seed began as a residential home in Kingston, Jamaica, and now is established in 5 countries: Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. They are committed to caring for the most defenseless populations of societies. This includes those suffering with social and/or developmental disabilities, as well those with HIV/AIDS. Even as they have expanded and grown, their foundation remains the same: “Once abandoned, never abandoned again.” Each community cares for residents’ physical, mental, and spiritual needs for as long as needed.
Taking Newton Nissan to Jamaica
Bill and Terry both have led numerous trips to these homes, and they have taken their family as well as staff from Newton Nissan, including owner Mike Abbondanza and his wife, Karen, and co-owner and General Manager at Newton Nissan South, Mike Castro along with his wife, Regina.
When Terry returned from that first trip, she and a group of ladies began a fundraiser called Dare to Care to raise money for Mustard Seed Communities. “The needs are enormous and continue to grow daily. Because our residents are disabled, we require more staff members to care for these fragile children. This, along with food, medicines, diapers, etc, adds up to huge expenses,” Terry says. Dare to Care has grown into a large annual event that brings in $150,000, with over 200 attendees, hosted by Bill and Terry Newton in Atlanta, GA.
For 7 years now, the Newton dealership has participated in this fundraiser by donating a new car to be raffled at the event.
How can you help?
Join as Newton Nissan Gives by participating in the Dare to Care online auction!
Find out more about Mustard Seed Communities by visiting their website.
Stay up to date with Mustard Seed news & events on their Facebook page.
I don’t know about you, but this cooler weather makes it feel like Fall is coming quickly! Summer is fading fast, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to fade. Here are a few fun Nashville events in September to begin welcoming in this Fall season, which officially begins on September 22nd. From classic family affairs, to history and craft enthusiast gatherings, and local competitions, September is the month for getting out and about! From your friends at Newton Nissan, have fun!
Where: The Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue, Nashville
When: Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 17
Weekday hours: 5 PM-10 PM
Saturday hours: 10:30 AM-10 PM
Sunday hours: 12 PM-10 PM
Details: Advance Tickets $6; At-the-Gate Tickets $8 (adults), $6 (youth and seniors);
Rides and special event prices vary
An annual, do-not-miss event! With thrilling rides, competitions, and a never-ending supply of fun food, there is something for everyone at the Tennessee State Fair. Click the link above for more information.
Where: The historic Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville
When: Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24
Saturday hours: 9 AM-5 PM
Sunday hours: 11 AM-5 PM
Details: Advance Tickets $5
Join the fun and fellowship as history comes to life, and don’t forget to purchase local vendors’ arts & crafts! The 24th annual event features live demos of molasses making, pony rides, and much more.
Where: Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd, Hendersonville
When: Thursday, September 28
Hours: 5-8 PM
Details: VIP Tickets $35; Advance Tickets $15 (adults), $5 (children over 5); At-the-Door $20 (adults), $10 (children); Advanced VIP and Sponsorship Tickets also available
For a fun evening a little bit outside of the city, go local and taste the best that Hendersonville has to offer at this event featuring music, food, and a kid’s zone. The vendors offering food are competing for many “Best” awards, which all attendees can participate in.