Hopefully winter is finally finished and we are heading toward spring weather here in Covington! The Spring of 2017 is a busy one here in town, so to not miss anything, please keep reading.
First, a reminder of the Good Friday Bake Sale taking place this Friday, April 14, at the Eagles Aerie at 715 E. Broadway from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. If you need confectionery items in lieu of Easter baking, this is your event!
Reserve your place now for an event coming up on Saturday, April 22. From 6-9 p.m. at the Troy Bowl, the Covington Bucc Boosters will be hosting their annual Couples Bowling fundraiser. The cost of this event is only $30 per couple, which includes three games of bowling and shoe rental. The registration cutoff date is Thursday, April 20, so please register as early as possible. This event is limited to 45 couples, and the $30 payment, payable to the Bucc Boosters, must be made at the time of registration. To sign up for this fun event, please contact Glen Hollopeter at 216-2255.
All proceeds of the Couples Bowling go back to the youth of the community through the Bucc Boosters. The Boosters support all Covington Buccaneer athletic programs. During the event, there will also be a 50/50 drawing, a live and silent auction, and other prizes. The Troy Bowl has big-screen TVs, pizza, and many other forms of refreshment available.
Before heading to bowl that Saturday night, April 22, please plan to stop by the Covington Church of the Brethren at the corner of Wright and Wall Streets for a delicious lunch or early supper. It’s that time of year again…for their famous apple dumplings and chicken and noodles. Serving of these delicious foods will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue until all are sold out, which has been around 5 p.m. in past years. These delectable items were sold at area festivals for many years. But now, one must stop by the church one day each spring and fall in order to enjoy these community favorites. The church is handicap-accessible through the elevator at the Wall Street door. Come get your fill, and bring plenty of containers to take home, freeze, and enjoy the Brethren chicken and noodles and dumplings year-round!
The Covington High School multimedia and communications classes, under the supervision of Mrs. Marti Cain and Mrs. Bridgit Kerber, have created a DVD of the new building project. This DVD contains over 1,400 pictures, and features the old elementary and middle school buildings, demolition of both buildings, and construction from the first shovel of dirt in May 2015, to the Open House in August 2016. It also contains images of the new building, including all the classrooms, cafeteria, gymnasium and playgrounds, as well as aerial views of the entire campus. This DVD is on sale for $5 and can be purchased through the Board of Education office, located in Covington High School.
Lastly, if you don’t have church plans on Easter Sunday morning, or even if you do, the Covington Church of the Brethren invites the community to come and take part in their Easter Sunrise worship service at 7 a.m., this Easter Sunday, April 16. The Sunrise Service will take place at ‘The Stone Cottage’ along the Stillwater River on Owens Road, between Covington and Pleasant Hill. Most folks locally know this road as ‘Lovers Lane’. Parking is available along the roadside or in the cottage’s driveway. Regardless of the weather, the service will be conducted by Pastor Michael Yingst. And if you’re looking for a place to worship, regular Easter services will be at the church at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome there as well.
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