The Good News Is... Donated facelift for historic business

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email   

NEWTON, NC (WBTV) - Callahan's Cafe has been a staple in Downtown Newton for 14 years.

Owners Roy and Libby Callahan never remodeled in those 14 years, not because they didn't want to, they just never had the time.

The Downtown Newton Development Association held a contest for one business in the area to get a make-over. Callahan's won by an astounding vote.

This story is not so much about the makeover though, it's about the 22 businesses and countless individuals that donated labor, materials, and time to make sure the project was a success.

The Callahan's didn't have to pay a dime. That's the rub. In a time when it might seem every man is in it for himself, people come through to help. No one got a huge cash reward, just a handshake and a hug.

Click the red camera icon to see the Callahan's offer their thanks.

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