(NEWTON) The New Christy Minstrels, who viewed Jasper County native Burl Ives as a friend and role model, will be in concert later this week. There’s no cost to attend the Burl Ives Day activities this Thursday in Newton’s Peterson Park with music at 11:00 and throughout the rest of the day with all musicians welcomed, plus plenty of food and fun. Then a concert this Friday night in the Newton Community High School Auditorium at 7:00, with the doors open at 6:00. The $20 ticket for the concert also includes a visit to the Burl Ives mobile mini museum. All are invited to attend. For more, logon at www.thenewchristyminstrels.com or call Brittany at 783-3399.