I’ll begin this week’s column with a thank you note after a big successful event a few weeks ago. The Fields of Grace Worship Center would like to thank everyone who attended their seventh annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, held April 8, at the Covington Community Park. There were over 1,300 folks in attendance at this year’s event. Thanks to the Village of Covington for the use of the park and to Roger Finfrock for allowing parking of vehicles on Finfrock Construction grounds. The ability to park over 100 cars on his property was a big plus. And thank you also to the Covington Rescue Squad for just showing up to be there.
A special thank you is also due to the residents of Covington Care Center, Heartland of Piqua, Brookdale Assisted Living, Garbry Ridge Assisted Living, Piqua Manor, and the Covington High School FFA and FCCLA clubs for stuffing 13,000 eggs for the hunt. There were an amazing total of 26,500 eggs hunted this year! And thanks to the generosity of church members, Fields of Grace was able to purchase 12 bikes, 20 baskets, eggs, and candy. Thank you as well to the Scott Family McDonald’s for their donation of a bike, four baskets, and a free Happy Meal per week for a year prize to six lucky children! And lastly, to the 30 or so volunteers who came out early on a chilly Saturday morning to prepare for the day’s events, we thank you!
In the news of the Covington Bucc Boosters, spring athletes are selling tickets for the Spring Sports Barbeque Dinner on Sunday, May 7. Talk to any baseball, softball, or track and field student-athlete to purchase your tickets. You may also call Glen Hollopeter at 473-0330 to get your tickets. Please be sure to get your tickets ahead of time, because there will be no tickets available the day of the event. All proceeds go back to those sports programs. And for those who enjoy watching our youth compete in track and field, the Junior High Covington Track Invitational will be held Tuesday, May 2. And the Covington High School Invitational track meet will be held on Friday, May 5.
If you haven’t already purchased yours, the Covington High School multimedia and communications classes still have copies of the new building project DVD. 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 shots of the new building, including all the classrooms, cafeteria, gymnasium and playgrounds, as well as aerial views of the entire campus. This DVD is still on sale for $5 and may be purchased at the Board of Education office, located in Covington High School.
And if you haven’t scheduled your child or grandchild’s graduation open house yet, there are still a few more openings at St. Teresa’s Shelter House. It is an ideal place for any type of gathering during these upcoming three seasons of the year. The shelter is located on the grounds of St. Teresa Parish, 6925 W. U.S. 36, just east of Covington, and features a full kitchen with sink, stove, oven, and refrigerator. The building has full restroom facilities, and there are picnic-style tables with seating for approximately 100 under roof, in case of rain or other inclement weather. The rental fee covers the entire day and is very reasonably priced. Call or text 418-8884 for more info about the shelter house, but hurry, because the prime dates are almost all gone!
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