We are now into the busy summer event season here in the village of Covington. That means I have a lot of information to report, courtesy of my reliable Covington sources. Although the “official” deadline has passed, there is still time and room to get into the annual Covington Bucc Boosters Golf Scramble, if you act quickly.
The Bucc Boosters Scramble will tee off at 8 a.m. this Saturday, June 24, at Echo Hills Golf Course, on the “Covington side” of Piqua, a mere five miles away. All funds raised will go back to the Bucc Boosters, and therefore to the high school and junior high athletes of Covington Schools. These monies help support the athletic programs with new uniforms, overnight trips, new equipment, and many other needs. The cost is $60 per golfer, or $240 for a four-person team. This cost includes greens fee, a cart, entry into the prize raffle, and dinner at The End Zone after the scramble. There will be multiple awards for the best in several golfing categories. Even if one is a poor golfer, find a few ringers and create a team!
The continuing support of the Bucc Boosters has allowed pay-to-play sports to stay away from Covington. Please consider participating, men or ladies, to help the Bucc Boosters continue their mission. To enter, please quickly contact Bob Supinger at (513) 266-2029 or Glen Hollopeter at (937) 216-2255. And if you aren’t able to be there Saturday to golf, donations are always more than welcome. The address for the Bucc Boosters is P.O. Box 231, Covington, OH 45318.
Also this week, the Covington Community Churches invites children to the “Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School: Created by God, Built for a Purpose.” The Covington Church of the Brethren will host Bible School this week, from today, June 19, through Friday, June 23. At Maker Fun Factory, the kids will discover that God made them … and for a purpose! Children will have the chance to participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos that they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Sounds to me like a full week! Plus, the kiddos will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the “Funshop Finale,” which gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in on Friday night for a meal and performance starting at 5 p.m. Kids at Maker Fun Factory VBS will also join a missions effort to fund the Covington Outreach Association.
Maker Fun Factory is for kids from 3 years old to fifth grade, and will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. For more information, call 473-2415. Pre-registration starts on Monday, June 19, at 8:30, and forms are available at all local church offices.
The J.R. Clarke Library is still in the midst of its busy month of June programming. So far, all the programs have been a big hit! If you haven’t been into the library lately, or even if you have, plan to stop by for the next two weeks of Wednesday programming. There is fun for the kids and the entire family. This Wednesday, June 21, the Miami County Park District will present a program that will teach kids about planting habitats for pollinators. This program starts at 11 a.m. and is for ages kindergarten through sixth grade. Later that evening, the Park District will present the “Adults Planting Pollinators” program. This is a similar program, except for the grown-ups! Make plans to join and learn how to plant a pollinator garden, starting at 6 p.m. And next week, Wednesday, June 28, at 11 a.m., Belle, Pita, Ruby and their owners will be at J.R. Clarke to share a bit about the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association’s program and each individual dog.
The reading program is also ongoing, so take a break from the heat, and enjoy the books, other materials, and air-conditioning at the J.R. Clarke Public Library!
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