As I mentioned in my last column two weeks ago, Covington is very fortunate to have many community groups and individuals that pitch in for a good cause. A fundraiser for one of these community groups, which donates a lot of money back to our student athletes, is coming up in a few weeks. It is a unique and different fundraiser, so read on for more information.
The 2016 Covington Bucc Boosters “Couples Bowling” fundraiser will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Troy Bowl at 1530 McKaig Ave. The cost per couple is $30, which includes three games of bowling and shoe rental. It is limited to the first 45 couples to register, and it was a big hit last year.
The purpose of the Bucc Boosters bowling fundraiser is to support Covington student athletes with uniforms, athletic equipment, and other needs for the athletic programs. There will also be a 50/50 raffle for cash, as well as auction items up for bid. It should be a fun evening, so get your friends and plan to be there!
All couples must register in advance for the event and pre-pay your $30. Cash or check payable to the Bucc Boosters is due before Wednesday, Aug. 3, to reserve your lane. Spaces may fill up before that date, so please register early. Stop by Glen Hollopeter’s Koverman-Staley-Dickerson Insurance office on Wright Street to register, or give Glen a call at (937) 473-0330 or (937) 216-2255. And if anyone or their business would like to donate an item for the auction, please feel free, and let Glen know.
Covington Christian Church is holding a worship night for high school and college age students and young adults. It will take place Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 6 p.m. and running until approximately 8 p.m. It will be in the sanctuary of Covington Christian Church at 115 N. Pearl St. There will be live praise music, a video presentation, fellowship with other young adults, and the most delicious part, snacks! Again, all young adults from high school through college age are welcome to come worship and gather before heading back to school a few weeks later.
If anyone has a green thumb and would like to help keep downtown (or uptown) Covington beautiful, Mary Landis is seeking help with the watering of the flower planters along High Street. If you have some free time, enjoy flower gardening, and would like to keep the flowers looking beautiful during these scorching summer days, please stop in and see Mary at her antique shop uptown next to Joanie’s Floral Design. These flowers are certainly guzzling a lot of water during this heat wave.
And meanwhile in uptown Covington, Subway now is opening at 9 a.m. daily, providing earlier hours for those seeking a delicious sub sandwich for a late breakfast or brunch. Now there are even more hours in the day to enjoy their delicious food, so that is certainly good news.
And lastly, as the old school buildings are coming down, there are a few events now scheduled in connection with the new school building. The community open house for our new K-8 school will take place on Sunday, Aug. 21. And a dedication ceremony will take place on Sunday, Sept. 11. More details about these events will appear in a future column.
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