There are many events and busy weekends upcoming here in Covington. So I will get straight to the news!
This Friday night, Sept. 1, is Covington High School’s annual Hall of Fame induction celebration during halftime of the football game versus the Minster Wildcats. Gene Studebaker, Meredith (Tobias) Kanet, and legendary teacher and coach Jack Schwamberger, will be inducted.
After the football game festivities, there will be a gathering at the End Zone, 601 E. Broadway, to celebrate Mr. Schwamberger’s entry into the Hall, and to celebrate his accomplishments and reminisce. This gathering will begin after the football game, around 9:30 p.m. There is an open invitation extended to anyone who may have had “Schwammy” as a teacher, coach, or mentor during his tenure at Covington. Feel free to stop by, say hello to Jack, and share your memories with this Covington legend. Congratulations to Mr. Schwamberger for this long-overdue honor.
Taking place the next morning, on Saturday, Sept. 2, is the third annual Molly’s Mile and Pancake Breakfast. This event is a fundraiser for the Molly Murphy Unicorn Foundation, a fund of the Troy Foundation. The mission statement of the Foundation describes their mission better than I could: ‘The Molly Murphy Unicorn Foundation was established to help ease the burden of families who have lost their children by assisting with headstones and other memorial expenses. There seemed to be no limit to Molly’s imagination, so to keep her loving and caring memory alive, we will work together to make the unattainable a reality.’
The festivities of Molly’s Mile begin at 8:30 a.m. with a one mile run/walk. Registration kicks off at 8 a.m. Following the mile fun-run, from 9-11 a.m., there will be a pancake and sausage breakfast, silent auction, costume contest, inflatables and other activities for the kids.
Registration is $15 for a single person, $25 for couples, $30 for a family of three, and $40 for a family of four or more. To register, download and fill out the registration form from mollymurphyunicorn.com, and bring it with you at 8 a.m. this Saturday. You may also register on the day of the event. In keeping with Molly’s love of dress-up, families in costumes are encouraged!
The 29th annual Covington-Newberry Historical Society’s annual Ham, Bean, and Chili Supper will take place the following Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. As always, it will take place at the Fort Rowdy Museum at the corner of Spring and Pearl Streets. The menu is all-you-can-eat soup, plus a drink, two side dishes, and a piece of pie, for just $7 per person. There will be a raffle, and Susie’s Big Dipper will be on-hand selling ice cream. There will be live entertainment throughout the day, with Joseph at 12 p.m., Rum River Blend at 1 p.m., and other local talent from 2-4 p.m. It should be another fun event, so everyone is invited to come on down for a good meal and a good time!
Lastly, on Sunday, Sept. 17, the Covington Bucc Boosters will be having a fundraiser at Guadalajara’s Mexican Restaurant here in Covington. More information will be published in my next column, but please mark your calendars and plan to eat at Guadalajara’s that Sunday to help support our Buccaneer athletes.
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