I think all the events of March are finished, but there is plenty on the Covington calendar coming up in April. First, the final Lenten Fish Fry of 2017 at St. Teresa Catholic Church is next Friday, April 7, from 4:30 until 7 p.m. Swing by for all-you-can-eat ‘famous walleye’, green beans, roll, and coffee. Desserts and other beverages are available for an extra cost, but each fish dinner is only $7. Takeout meals are also easily available, and all proceeds benefit the ministries of St. Teresa Parish. Come discover why each fish fry keeps getting busier and busier!
On Saturday, April 8, Fields of Grace Worship Center will be hosting its seventh annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. There will be more than 25,000 eggs to hunt this year! Baskets and bikes will also be given away. New sizes and more bikes have been added to the drawings this year, and there is also something new for the babies. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the Covington Community Park at 1 p.m., in rain, shine or snow! The hunt will begin promptly at 1:20 p.m., so please come early to reserve a place in line.
This event is free and open to all children up to 11 years of age in Covington and all surrounding communities. The age groups will be divided for the hunt, beginning with the youngest kids first. Participants are asked to please bring something with which to collect their eggs. Once again, Fields of Grace will be recycling the plastic eggs afterward. The Easter Bunny will once again be available for pictures, and this year, he will have his own area for better picture availability.
Guests are asked to please park at Finfrock Construction and on the streets surrounding the park entrance on Main Street. The only entry into the park on the day of the hunt will be off Main Street, with no parking permitted in Covington Park. Transportation will be provided down into the park for those who may need it. For further information please go to the church’s website at www.fieldsofgrace.org, or visit FOG on Facebook. You may also contact the church at 573-4282.
For those who still need to complete their Covington village tax return, staff from the St. Marys Tax Department (which handles Covington’s taxation) will be available at the Covington Government Center to assist residents with their tax forms and questions on Tuesday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please don’t forget that all your tax returns are due by April 15!
In two weeks from today, Monday, April 10, the next Covington community blood drive will take place at its usual spot, the Covington Eagles Aerie #3998 hall. Enter the Eagles through the Debra Street entrance to give your life-saving blood for those hospitalized who may need it. The drive runs from 3-7 p.m., and appointments are encouraged. Make your appointment online at the Community Blood Center’s website, donortime.com, or call them at (800) 388-GIVE. At this blood drive, donors will receive a blue t-shirt emblazoned with ‘Be The Good’ as a blood donor.
There is another event taking place at the Eagles Hall on Good Friday, April 14. A big bake sale will be held from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will be a wide assortment of items for sale, so there’s no need to worry about baking for your Easter dinner. Just stop by the Eagles Aerie that Friday, and make your Easter desserts easy. No one may ever know the difference!
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