The Palm Springs Walk of Stars honored ARTHUR and PATTY Newman with the 341st star on Saturday January 22nd. They are COACHELLA VALLEY humanitarians and leaders in the community. The Star was placed at 100 PALM CANYON DRIVE by the WELDWOOD LIBRARY. President ROBERT ALEXANDER unveiled the star at Noon in front of over 400 friends and family.
ARTHUR has garnered many awards and was the director of his brother PAUL NEWMAN’S Production Company. PATTY has been given awards for her leadership to so many charities in the DESERT. As a couple they have been honored by charities, including STROKE RECOVERY CENTER, ABC RECOVERY,CITY of CATHEDRAL CITY plus others. They have also been instrumental to the JOSLYN CENTER with their support over the years.
The JOSLYN CENTER even named its theater the “ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATER in 2008 in his honor. The Star was unveiled on ARTHUR’s 88th Birthday. Over 400 Dignitaries, Friends and family sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY to him before the unveiling. Several speakers gave them proclamations, and they gave PATTY a huge bouquet of flowers.
The NEWMANs are given a small version of the STAR for their home and pins to wear from the PALM SPRINGS WALK of STARS. The city proclaims Jan. 22nd to be ARTHUR and PATTY NEWMAN day.
All Photos by Pat Krause ~ Copyright 2012