Today, Monday, May 16, is Circus Day here in Covington! If you haven’t already purchased your tickets for either of tonight’s 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. shows, you may still purchase them at the door tonight. Having the circus in town should be a unique, fun event, so I hope to see you all there!
Beginning Thursday, June 2, a free hot lunch and some fun activities will take place at Fields of Grace Worship Center. This event is for all school-age kids who reside in the Covington, Bradford and Pleasant Hill school districts. Beginning that day, there will be a meal every Thursday throughout the summer served from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The last weekly lunch will be served on Thursday, Aug. 18. An RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary. For more information, please visit the church’s website, fieldsofgrace.org, visit them on Facebook, or call (937) 573-4282.
Covington High School is pleased to announce Miss Haylee Pence as the valedictorian and Mr. Ben Kuether as the salutatorian for the Class of 2016. Haylee is the daughter of Rex and Brandy Pence of Covington. She will attend Wright State University with a major in Biological Sciences with the longer-term goal of becoming a veterinarian. Haylee’s school activities include concert band, marching band, jazz band, pep band, drama club, play cast, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, the peer tutor program, and a teacher aide.
Ben is the son of Anton and Michelle Kuether of Covington. He will attend the Ohio State University ATI in Wooster with a major in Agronomy. In high school, Ben participated in football, basketball, baseball, National Honor Society, Future Farmers of America, Spanish Club and the peer tutor program. A big congratulations to both Haylee and Ben!
A neat event will take place on Saturday, May 28, at the Covington Middle School. With the upcoming closing and demolition of the “old” Covington High School at 25 Grant St., several alumni have put together a “Final Tip-Off” co-ed basketball game. The ceremony will begin at 6:15 that evening, with the game tipping off at 7 p.m. A bonfire will follow the game in the parking lot behind the middle school. All past CHS alumni who played basketball, were cheerleaders or band members pre-1978 are invited and welcome to play or cheer at this special “final game.” The plan is to get together one last time in this 85-year old building, have some fun, and bring back great memories of the “old” Covington High School and all the games played in that historic gymnasium. If interested, basketball players should contact Ed Hartley at (937) 473-5571, cheerleaders Nancy Latulippe at (937) 703-3505, and band members Debbie Hitchcock at (937) 418-9667. The public is invited as well to just come and watch and enjoy a basketball game in this gym one last time. There is no cost, but donations will be taken at the door, with all funds going back to the school district.
Lastly, please mark your calendars for two upcoming events. Covington’s Vacation Bible School will return from June 20-24, and the annual Bucc Boosters Golf Scramble will take place on Saturday, June 25. So let your kids and grandkids know about Bible School, and then get your golf teams together!
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