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Beth Newburn, who calls Aiken home, has a passion for giving back to her community. Beth Newburn was born and raised in Aiken, and eventually found her way back to the city. Beth Newburn has always had a love for music, which allowed her to find a niche in volunteer work. Beth Newburn always knew she wanted to give back to Aiken and not just be a receiver of what it had to offer.
Newburn was born and raised in Aiken. Her father, Edward Tyler, died of a heart attack when she was 6 years old, but she and her mother, Margaret Tyler, continued to live in the city. While there, she was involved within campus groups and activities, forecasting what would become her passion in life.
She was president of her Chi Love in newburn sorority and the Carolina Religious Council and was also inducted into Alpha Kappa Gamma, the national women's honorary leadership fraternity. She also spent some time on Capitol Hill, working as an administrative assistant to U. Donald Russell of South Carolina. Newburn's employment ended, however, when she married Robert "Bob" Newburn inwhom she met while working for the Atomic Energy Commission. The couple first lived in Huntsville, Alabama, where their son, Edward, was born, before moving to Bethesda, Maryland.
Newburn now has two granddaughters: Ann, a senior at Marist College, and Sydney, a junior at the University of Virginia. After moving back, Newburn's longtime love of music allowed her to find a niche in which to start volunteering.
She helped found the Aiken Community Playhouse and volunteered as one of the pianists. Newburn credits the Savannah River Plant coming to the area for bringing in lo of new residents who brought "energy to the community. They brought worlds of talent and new interests.I love my dog
There would also be smaller Steinway pianos placed in several of the university's classrooms. Newburn did a lot of fundraising for the project to help it come together in a shorter time frame than anyone expected. Outside of music, Newburn has been involved with various other organizations, many of which relate to preservation and history, which she cares deeply about.
Inshe became a trustee of the Friends of Hopelands and Rye Patch, serving as the organization's secretary and later its president. Newburn was active in two major Aiken celebrations: the city's th and th anniversaries. She served on the Sesquicentennial Board of Directors in and was co-chairman with Joan Tower for the Aiken Sesquicentennial Gala Ball, which was held under a huge white tent at the Aiken County fairgrounds.
Many of the same people who participated in the th celebration returned to help ring in the th, which Newburn said lasted throughout the year. She served on the Steering Committee and, along with Margaret Marion, co-chaired the th anniversary walking tour of historic downtown Aiken, which ended with an evening of celebration at Rose Hill Estate. Edit Close. Toggle Menu. Close 1 of 4. Buy Now. Staff Photo By Landon Stamper. That mindset has led Newburn to a lifetime of service in the city she calls home. Sunday Best. The best of Beth Newburn.
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