October and November continue to be busy months here in the big city of Covington. Not even Saturday’s “Wizard of Oz”-like windstorms can slow down the activity of our village! First, Fields of Grace Worship Center will host their eighth annual “Trunk or Treat” event this Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1–3 p.m. at the Covington Community Park. Last year 35,000 pieces of candy were handed out. There is plenty for all, so this event is open to members of all area communities.
The kids are invited to wear their costumes and stroll among the decorated vehicles and trucks, collecting candy and goodies, ride the train, do the hay scramble, have their faces painted, and so much more new this year! There will also be a trunk-decorating contest for those who wish to participate. However, this year there is no theme for the trunk competition, so use your imagination! First place receives $100, second place $50, and third place $25. Please give Fields of Grace a call at 573-4282 if you would like to participate in the contest or just be a part of the lineup.
The Covington chapter of Future Farmers of America (FFA) will once again be hosting a Kiddie Tractor Pull, put on by the National Kiddie Tractor Pull Association, at Trunk or Treat. This event is for ages 3-8 years and registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Main Street exit to the park. The Tractor Pull begins at 1:30 p.m., so please come early to register. This event is free. First, second, and third place trophies will be awarded in each age group. Winners will be eligible to advance to the state level.
There will be no parking at the park for Trunk or Treat or the Kiddie Tractor Pull. Please park on surrounding streets and at Finfrock Construction. Transportation for handicapped individuals will be provided to the park from this location. Entrance to Trunk or Treat will be from the Main Street exit only. For more information, please contact Fields of Grace at 573-4282, visit them on Facebook, or go to their website, fieldsofgrace.org.
The first Covington Ministerial Association golf outing was a big success. Seventeen golfers, including three women, from four different Covington churches participated in the two-person scramble at Echo Hills in Piqua. The golfers ranged in age from teenagers to two in their seventies! The nine-hole tournament was completed in two hours and was won by wife and husband, Cathy and Jim Barhorst, with a four-under-par 32. All the golfers had a great time and would look forward to continuing the event in the future. Thank you to all who participated.
As a reminder, Beggar’s Night in Covington is next Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m. And the annual Police Department/Optimist Costume contest will take place this Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. on Wright Street near High St. So get your kids and grandkids rounded up to roam our village in search of the houses or businesses with the best candy and goodies! And for the public, please be careful and mindful of the little ones traversing the streets in search of treats.
On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Covington Presbyterian Church, corner of Wright and Pearl Streets, will host their annual Church Bazaar and Bake Sale. It runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the church basement, which is handicap-accessible via the elevator on Pearl Street. There will be many new handmade and homemade items for sale, and the ‘Cook’s Corner’ is again available this year with delicious soups, sandwiches, and other delicious goodies available to dine-in or carryout.
New this year is a ‘Cookie Walk’ with dozens of homemade cookies for sale. I believe the concept is that a person takes a container and walks through the cookie row, filling said container with a multitude assortment of cookies. Forget Christmas baking, just do it this way! This is my new favorite kind of walking. Stop out and support the bazaar for some early Christmas shopping next weekend.
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