Gateway to Fall Festival - Saturday, August 19

Check out this awesome line up of events for the first annual Gateway to Fall Festival on Saturday, August 19th. Tickets for Deal or No Deal and GI Joe Drop are available now.

Check out this awesome line up of events for the first annual Gateway to Fall Festival on Saturday, August 19th.

Tickets for Deal or No Deal and GI Joe Drop are available now.

Posted on July 29, 2017 .

A special 'thank-you'

Our first two sponsors for the Thomas R. Little Community Fund's first annual Gateway to Fall Festival.

Posted on July 24, 2017 .

Golf Scramble

The Tom R. Little Memorial Golf Outing

Wednesday, July 12,  1 p.m. shotgun start. | $70 per man.
Entry forms are available in the clubhouse.

Golf - Food - Prizes - Lots of Fun.

Calling all vendors

Community organizations, churches, and other groups, please consider joining us for the 1st Annual Gateway To Fall Festival by representing your organization, church, or group.

Details are listed below for participation and you keep all the funds you earn for the day from whatever you choose to do.

Get your group confirmed soon as table options are on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Please read all vendor details prior to confirming your availability.
  • Please note that all vendors are limited to one (1) per company for home-based businesses.
  • We are eager to have you join us and look forward to having you setup.
  • Please confirm your wishes to participate by emailing
  • If your company is already spoken for, we will place you next in line in the event that they are unable to attend closer to date.

Gateway to Fall Festival

The Thomas R. Little Community Fund committee is planning a festival that will include a 5k walk/run, inflatables, rides, silent auction, GI Joe Drop, local bands, food, vendors and more!

Stay tuned for more information

. . . but mark your calendars now!

An invitation . . .

Posted on April 4, 2017 .

Mark your calendars

An informational meeting about the Thomas R. Little Community Fund is scheduled for Thursday, April 20 at 6 p.m.

Come and find out how you can get involved.

Location to be announced soon.

Posted on March 28, 2017 .

New funding organization created 'for' Newcomerstown

The Thomas R. Little Memorial Fund expanding to become Thomas R. Little Community Fund

For many years Newcomerstown residents, businesses, plant employees, churches and many other organizations have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for a variety of charities. Most of that money left our community and had no real effect on our town. The money did go to worthwhile causes, but there was no control to whether it could help people who live here.

That is where this Community Fund is different. The money will stay and assist the students, families, and organizations in the Newcomerstown School District boundaries. The Thomas R. Little Community Fund is asking residents, church groups, businesses, and organizations to form teams to raise funds, just like they have in the past. The end date for the fundraising is our Gateway to Fall event on Saturday, Aug. 19, which will be held at the Newcomerstown High School as a celebration but will also be more of a festival for the entire community to participate in with food stands, crafts for sale, games, and activities for everyone.

The donations will go into one of three funds for our community. One is a fund to help families that have a family member suffering through disease. This is not to pay medical bills but can be used in some to help with traveling expenses.

A grant program will be initiated to help organizations with projects that benefit the organization and community.

The third fund will expand the Thomas R. Little Scholarship program to assist more senior students in their goal of a post-secondary education.

The Thomas R. Little Memorial Fund was created by his family fourteen years ago in memory of his devotion to Newcomerstown. It has provided scholarships for those years for Newcomerstown graduating seniors.

We are excited to present this new Community Fund to Newcomerstown and look forward to all the assistance and ideas that will be created for our community.

Members of the committee are Desiree Welch, Jamie Lambes, Charlene Kehl, Diane and Kenny Koch, Catherine Mitchell, Cindy Staggs, Paula Emery, Roger Seitz, Heather Runser, Jill Little, Abby Collins, Michael Wise, Kristie Wilkin, and Pat Cadle.

Posted on March 3, 2017 .