As mentioned in my last column, a mere two weeks ago, the Fields of Grace Worship Center Princess Ball is quickly approaching! The theme this year is from a favorite movie of little girls everywhere, including my two nieces — the Disney film “Moana.”
As Maui in the movie says, “Muscle up, buttercup!” and plan on attending the fourth annual Princess Ball on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 6-8 p.m. at the Covington Eagles Hall. Moana will be in attendance for every little girl to meet and have their picture taken with her. The Princess Ball this year will also have an island theme, complete with a photo booth for additional pictures and fun! There will be light snacks and drinks served, as well as a “candy bar” for treats to take home. The cost is a mere $10 per family, and all attendees should enter the Eagles Hall entrance off Debra Street. For more information, please contact Fields of Grace Worship Center at 573-4282 Tuesdays-Thursdays, or visit fieldsofgrace.org or on Facebook.
A big congratulations to Dennis “Scooby” Willoughby for capturing the championship belt and defending his title of “#1 Buccs Fan” at the recent Dynamic Championship Wrestling event held at Covington High School. Scooby and his partner “Big Jim” Hutchinson of Mullen’s Firestone fame easily defeated “#2 Fan” Glen Hollopeter and his large insurance policy of a partner. Scooby provided the knockout blow with a cookie sheet to the noggin of Mr. Hollopeter. After his celebratory pizza and double-fisted Pepsi post-match meal, Scooby officially retired from wrestling competition, unbeaten and untied, with the championship belt stating “#1 Buccs Fan” securely in his possession. Enjoy your well-deserved retirement, Scooby. The entire event was very enjoyable. Thank you from the Bucc Boosters and Music Boosters to all who attended, and to the sponsors who made it a very profitable fundraiser.
Next Monday, Feb. 12, is the first blood drive of 2018 here in Covington. As usual, it will take place at the Covington Eagles Hall (enter off Debra Street). The drive runs from 3-7 p.m., and anyone who registers will be given a cozy winter “blood donor” sock hat. Make an appointment at donortime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE to set an appointment to donate, as they are encouraged. But if you can’t schedule an appointment, just show up, and they should be able to work you in!
A reminder that the annual St. John’s Lutheran Church Fastnacht dinner will be next Tuesday, Feb. 13, or “Fat Tuesday.” The dinner will consist of chicken, mashed potatoes, noodles, green beans, a roll, pickled red beets, applesauce, and homemade crullers. Serving hours will be from 4:30-6 p.m. Carryout dinners are available as well for a mere $5. Diners at the church are encouraged to give a free-will donation for their meals. The church is totally handicapped-accessible, so please plan to attend this yearly Covington tradition.
At the J.R. Clarke Public Library, the children’s Winter Reading Program is in full swing. But there is still time to sign up for the chance to win exciting prizes and free books! The reading program will end on Saturday, March 3, with a fun-filled party and prize drawing.
This Saturday, Feb. 10, J.R. Clarke will host another great Home Depot Workshop. This time, kids will get to build and paint their own cornhole boards. And if that’s not enough, they will also be able to make their own snowflakes! And on Saturday, Feb. 17, the heroic volunteers of the Covington Fire Department will visit the library at 11 a.m. to talk about fire safety. The entire family is welcome to come learn about how to stay safe, and see some exciting equipment.
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