The Newton County Commissioners and the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, June 24, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Farmhouse Restaurant. During the event, the commissioners will unveil the Newton County tourism logo and website as well as discuss tourism initiatives that have been developed by the South Shore CVA.

"This is a great opportunity for the public to come out and learn how the South Shore CVA is working to brand Newton County and generate interest in local attractions and businesses," said Mickey Read, Newton County Commissioner. The public will be able to ask questions and learn about the South Shore CVA, as well as discuss ideas on hidden gems in Newton County. Light refreshments will be served.

"Newton County is a robust county, full of educational and adventure tourism opportunities - we're working hard to promote that," stated Tim Drenth, president of the Newton County Commissioners.

The South Shore CVA is the official tourism bureau for Newton County, and provides the county with tourism promotion and development services. The South Shore CVA is developing a branding package that includes a logo, a slogan, catch phrasing and related materials. Additionally, the South Shore CVA hosts and maintains the Newton County website within the South Shore CVA's website. Through the partnership, the South Shore CVA also produces marketing, advertising and promotional materials as well as assists with public and media relations guidance.

To RSVP for the open house, contact Bethany Randolph, special events manager for the South Shore CVA, by calling 219-989-7770 or emailing Farmhouse restaurant is located at 756 N. 600 E. in Fair Oaks. For more information about the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, visit