A full day of family fun is expected to keep families in Newcastle for Labor Day weekend this year. Martha Bickford and Tasha Townsend are working together to bring local businesses and fun to Main Street on Sept. 1, although details on the event are still being worked out.
Madness on Main was Bickford’s idea, stemming from events in her hometown, that she hopes will become a Newcastle tradition that will carry on for years.
“I came up with the idea from my hometown. They do it every year, and it brings families together. I thought it would be good for Newcastle because there really is nothing going on during Labor Day weekend in Newcastle,” Bickford said. “It is my first time organizing anything like this, and it has continued to grow since the beginning. I am having fun getting it all put together for the community.”