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Here at Newton Nissan, we love our community. We take in many different sponsorship applications and try to be a part of as many fundraising events as we can. We can’t help everyone, but we can make a difference in little ways all across our community. So when we heard about this year’s White House on Fire “Rocktober Celebration,” benefiting the Volunteer Fire Department in White House, we knew we wanted to help. This event has turned from a small idea that Brian Gamboa had to help the Fire Department, to a community-wide event that many other local businesses have also sponsored to help raise money.
Tickets are on sale now for White House On Fire!
Online Presale Discount at only $5 each. VIP/Meet n Greet tickets are now available for $20 each. Kids 8 and under FREE of charge. Log on to www.bit.ly/whofrock to get tickets now. White House On Fire is an outdoor event in the heart of town, in the western quadrant of the Kroger parking lot, located at 520 Hwy 76, White House, TN 37188. Lawn chairs are welcomed. No coolers please.
White House On Fire is on its way to becoming a firm fixture in the local community, centered a few songs north of Nashville and south of Bowling Green, KY, on I-‐65 at exit 108. This year’s sponsors include Heritage Remodel, NashvilleWebDesign.BIZ, 31W Insulation, Music City Honda, White House Kroger, Bratten Electric, Wakefield Insurance, Dee Cee Vitamins, J and A Disposal and Southeast Electric with more details and information at WNRQ 105.9 The Rock radio. Other contributors include: Westside Rentals, White House Dairy Queen, Tavern 76 and Budweiser, Uptown Wine and Spirits, Los Jalapenos, Ink and Screens, Signature Signs and B and B Signs.
Will you be coming to the event? Come find Newton Nissan – we’ll be there with a brand-new 2018 Nissan Titan!
If there’s one thing that runs deepest in our DNA here at Newton Nissan, it’s giving back. We love supporting – and hosting! – events that support our local community. One of these events that we here at Newton Nissan have been hosting for eight years now is our annual Car Giveaway. Within the last two years, we expanded it to our South location, in Shelbyville. Here are a couple of fast facts about our car giveaway:
1. Absolutely Free
When we say “free” car, we’re not hiding behind taxes and hidden fees. We’re paying those for both students who win!
2. An entry for every “A” on the report card
The more A’s, the more entries you get! It’s as simple as that! The odds are ever in your favor, students. Don’t miss out! Turn in your report card today!
3. Come to our car giveaway for your chance to win!
One of the few rules for this event is that you must be present at the giveaway event in order to be eligible to win. Plus, we’ll provide free food, snacks, and other prizes! You just have to show up!
4. Important Dates:
June 11 – Last day to turn in your report card!
June 22 – Our Car Giveaway! Come to Newton Nissan in Gallatin at 6 PM. Featuring food, fun, prizes, and a FREE CAR!
We hope to see you soon!
One of Newton Nissan’s primary values is community involvement, and we are always looking to give back to our community, be it at home or across the world. This month, we are proud to introduce you to an important non-profit organization in our community: Gallatin Day Care Center. They have an Spaghetti Supper happening this month, that anyone is welcome to attend to help them raise funds to continue to improve the programs and services that they provide to children in the area. Check out the turnout for last year’s event (below), and keep reading to learn more about what they do for our community!
Who They Serve
The Gallatin Day Care Center is a special place that serves primarily low-income and foster children in our area. The children range from 12 months to 12 years old, and are often from at-risk situations at home. Sometimes, they are escaping situations of abuse or neglect at home by being enrolled in the program. The part-time as well full-time employees and teachers work together to make sure the children feel safe and loved when they are at the center. The children receive two meals and one snack during the day. The children also are instructed in different subjects and life-skills before entering school, or receive tutoring for their current classes, if they are in school.
Why They Serve
One factor in they way they run the center that they are very proud about is that they do not give a hand-out, they give a “hand-up.” In order to enroll their child, parents have to be either working or in school in order to qualify for child care. They also offer a sliding scale for parents who are having a harder time with finances. This enables parents the chance to continue their education and/or to earn income to support their families.
How You Can Help
Unlike most child care centers, the Gallatin Day Care Center receives no funding beyond what the United Way gives. Because of this, they are in desperate need for more donations to help make their services available to everyone that they can. There are only 20 staff for 100 children, but a lot of heart goes into their work. Linda, the director, summed up this heart perfectly: “No matter how good or bad my day was, I know that we made a difference, even with just a hug or extra food.”
You can make a difference too! Come to the Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction in a few weeks, have some good food and bid on some good gift baskets! All proceeds will benefit the Gallatin Day Care Center.
We hope you will join us as we celebrate this worthy organization and raise money together
to keep their work going strong!
Here’s the info on their upcoming event:
We love Trunk or Treat!
Trunk or Treat is easily our favorite day of the year, because we here at Newton Nissan love getting to see our community. It’s also an important day for us, because it is a day that we promote the community we are in. This year, the Gallatin High School Band helped us decorate 40 trunks that we filled with enough candy for all the afternoon’s visitors! In return, we donated funds that will help them continue to develop their program!
Battling the freezing temperatures, the band’s trunks showed up early and began decorating their cars, trucks, and SUVs into spooky entrances, fun characters, and pop culture references, such as Jurassic Park and Star Trek. We brought in fun bouncy houses and euro bungees for the kids to enjoy for a few hours! The cold weather would not keep us from having fun with our community.
So, why do we do this?
Because we here at Newton Nissan believe that our community is more valuable than our bottom line. And to show this, we simply want to be a part of our customer’s lives. Trunk or Treat is one of those days when that becomes a reality, a day that allows us to host a fun event, get to know our community, and to give back. Ultimately, we hope that this community relationship extends from fun events into the daily interactions we have with every person that walks through our doors!
Thank you for being a part of our community!
We hope to see you next year at Trunk or Treat 2018!
Fall…the season of sweaters, pumpkin flavored everything, and football. And, this October, Fun Nashville Events abound!
Just a few weeks ago, the first day of fall was upon us. The weather seems to be cooperating now that October has begun. It has been a beautiful first couple of weeks of the season, don’t you think? School is swinging into a rhythm, with fall break happening for many students in the area, but there is still so much to do this month! From your friends at Newton Nissan, put on a light sweater, get out, and have fun!
Where: Gallatin’s Historic Downtown Square, Gallatin
When: Saturday, October 7; 10 AM to 5 PM
Details: Free Admission
This is Gallatin’s 35th annual Main Street Festival, always held on the first Saturday in October. It features vendors, selling many different items from handmade soaps to baked goods, whose proceeds will go to local non-profits. Food will also be sold from many different area offerings. There will also be a children’s play area with inflatables during this day-long event. Click the link above for more information.
Where: Nashville Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St.
When: Sunday, October 15; 5:30-8 PM
Details: Free Admission
The 6th annual Jazz on the Cumberland concert series is coming to an end for 2017 in just a few weeks! Don’t miss out on hearing some of the best jazz artists from across TN and the U.S. This is a family-friendly event with a kid’s play area and no alcohol allowed on the premises. There will also be food trucks, a visual artist’s work on display, and a youth performance. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy.
And of course, the most fun of all fun Nashville events (in our opinion) is also this month–Newton Nissan’s Trunk or Treat on October 22nd (Shelbyville) AND October 29th (Gallatin) from 3-5 PM! Click for more information!
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
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.
Ke’Shauntez Debow, a sophomore at Gallatin High School, won a brand new car tonight because of good grades. “I’m so surprised,” says Ke’Shauntez, “I never win anything… not even bingo in class!”.
The annual contest, hosted by Newton Motor Group’s two Nissan dealerships, is open to all students enrolled in a middle Tennessee high school. Since the program started in 2009, Newton Nissan has given away eight cars to students in the Nashville area.
The grand prize at each location was a 2017 Nissan Versa, valued at $15,370. “Newton Nissan pays for both the car and sales taxes, so the winning students don’t have to pay anything for their new cars,” says Mike Abbondanza, Newton Motor Group’s Vice President. Students enter the contest by bringing in their report card from the most recent school year. Students increase their chances of winning by making good grades, since they receive one entry per “A” on their report card.
Nashville’s very own News Channel 5’s Senior Meteorologist Lelan Statom helped to host the event, which also featured trivia for prizes before the giveaway. Statom captured the big moment for social media to see. Ke’Shauntez couldn’t hold back the shock and surprise of a brand new car!
— Lelan Statom (@NC5_LelanStatom) June 23, 2017
Hendersonville High School Honors Alumni
Newton Nissan has had the pleasure of visiting Hendersonville High School a number of times. In fact, Luke Jacobs, a new graduate of HHS, won Newton Nissan’s Car Giveaway in 2015. We were so happy to hear about the discovery of pieces of the school’s history here recently.
In July of last year, The Hendersonville Star News ran a story about finding Hendersonville High School’s first class photo. Since then, Bob Cotter, the school’s current principal, has wanted to hang class photos in the halls of the school. The Sumner County Schools’ archivist, Kay Durham Hurt, initially thought the photos had been lost. However, Hurt’s Class of 1957 photo, along with 19 others from the graduating classes of 1942-1960, were found and hung in the school’s main hallway this summer. On Friday, July 29, 2016, many of the alumni who helped restore the photos, met to tour the school and view the photos. Cotter said the photos provide a valuable teaching tool. “Already we’ve had one student ask why there were so few boys in some of the 1940’s classes,” he said. “Someone reminded him about World War II.”
Hendersonville High School has a rich history dating back to 1942 when the school first opened its doors. “The history of the school ties right along with the history of the U.S. and what was going on in the community at the time,” Cotter added. “What I really hope is that students see the historical perspective of Hendersonville… That we’re not a school that started 24 or 25 years ago in this building. That we have a rich history that goes back to 1942 when Hendersonville was a community high school.”
Ever since the Vanderbilt Football program provided the first Commando football team with older, used jerseys in 1941, HHS’s school colors have been Black and Gold. The school’s students are known as the Commandos because 54 men were sent to fight in World War II. When they came back as veteran commandos, the name stuck with the school and it became the official mascot.
We hope that the good feelings continue to fill the halls of Hendersonville High School, and we appreciate the opportunities we have had to be a part of the school and its history. Go Commandos!
Derrick Henry Receives Nissan Titan
The Tennessee Titans’ new running back, Derrick Henry, received a brand new Nissan Titan this past month. This prize is part of his induction into the Nissan Heisman House, Nissan’s fraternity for Heisman Trophy winners. The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners are the perfect combination of great ability, diligence, perseverance, and hard work. Derrick exemplified these characteristics and traits while playing for Alabama University. With his new status, Henry chose to receive a 2016 Nissan TITAN® XD Platinum Reserve edition with the Endurance® V8 engine. This truck is assembled by Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Canton, Mississippi, and the engine is assembled in Decherd, Tennessee. Derrick was inducted at Nissan North America headquarters in Franklin, TN, about 15 miles south of the Nissan Stadium. Derrick is the second Tennessee Titan to receive this honor; last year, Marcus Mariota was the honoree. We would like to extend a warm welcome to Derrick for becoming both a Tennessee Titan and a member of the Nissan family.
Nissan’s Heisman House is entering its sixth year. Its media campaign features a series of video vignettes. It also has a traveling college campus/stadium tour and social media elements; these include the opportunity for fans to vote online for their favorite Heisman Trophy candidates.
Nissan’s relationship with the Heisman Trophy Trust began in 2006. Nissan supports the Trust’s charitable activities and mission of service to our youth, especially those disadvantaged or afflicted.