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Newton Athletic Boosters changing tailgating for NHS football games

Published: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 11:30 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 11:32 a.m. CST

A few changes are taking place with regard to tailgating hosted by the Newton Athletic Booster Club at Newton Senior High School’s Friday-night home football games.

First, the cost to tailgate is being lowered to $5. Previously it was $10 and $5 to club members. The second big thing is there will no longer be food vendors present. Booster Club Fundraising Chair Wendy Jenkins explained why the change happened.

“The first two weeks did not warrant enough business for the vendors to be profitable, therefore we will not be providing them for the rest of the season,” Jenkins said.  “Fans may still park and tailgate for $5, and may bring their own food/drinks to enjoy in the parking lot or grab a bite to eat from the concession stand inside the stadium.”

While the club may no longer be offering up food vendors at tailgates, they will be hosting another trivia night fundraiser event.

The event will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the McCann Center. Teams may sign up by contacting Jenkins a pwjenkins@mchsi.com.