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Christmas comes to Covington

Alex Moore - Contributing Columnist

December brings another fine community dinner to Covington, as well as several other Christmas-related events. These dinners are something we are fortunate to be able to share as friends and neighbors, so please read more if you are interested in sharing the Christmas spirit with others around town.

This year brings the Fourth Annual Free Christmas Dinner to the Covington Eagles on Saturday, Dec. 12. Serving will take place from 4-6 p.m. and deliveries are available for those who are not able to get out the Eagles. Please call in your delivery order to (937) 405-7677 no later than 5 p.m. the day before (Friday, Dec. 11). The dinner is absolutely free, but private donations will be accepted to help support some of the associated costs. Checks may be made payable the Covington Community Chest and mailed to 7910 N. McMaken Road, Covington, OH 45318. Your kind donation is tax-deductible, and a mere $6 provides one dinner.

The outreach of this mission includes Covington, Bradford, Pleasant Hill and West Milton, but no one will be turned away. According to one of the organizers, one of the best ways to develop an attitude of gratitude is by helping others. So if you are looking for a way to help others, the Free Christmas Dinner is always in need of servants to assist with this event. If you would like to help, or for more information, send an email to

The Covington Church of the Brethren cordially invites the community to their “Christmas Open House” on Sunday, Dec. 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. A light lunch will be served, and for those who may not know, the church is located at the corner of Wall and Wright Streets. For more information, email, or call the church office at (937) 473-2415.

The Covington Eagles Aerie #3998 and Fields of Grace Worship Center would like to thank everyone who attended, donated, and the 200 folks who volunteered to work at the 2015 Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Thank you also to the Village of Covington for the use of their garbage truck. This truck being so handy was especially appreciated by all.

This year, 898 people were served at the Eagles, with over 100 more meals delivered to homes in the Covington, Bradford and Pleasant Hill areas. The organizers of the event look forward to next year, and appreciate all of the support given to make this meal a reality and a blessing to so many in our communities.

Lastly, December is a busy month at the J.R. Clarke Public Library. During the month, the library will be collecting food items for the Covington Outreach Association’s food pantry. If you would like to donate goods to those less fortunate this Christmas season, please bring your donations on your next trip into the library. The staff of J.R. Clarke wish to thank you in advance for helping support others in our community.

The Upper Valley Medical Center’s wellness nurse will visit the library tomorrow, Dec. 8, for free blood pressure and glucose screenings from 9-10:45 a.m. In a few weeks, on Monday, Dec. 21, the library is offering popcorn and a Christmas Movie. Disney’s “Prep & Landing” will be the movie shown at 1:30 p.m. And the next Lego Group is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 28, from 3:15-4 p.m. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome. The kids don’t need to bring their own Legos, just their imaginations!
Christmas comes to Covington

Alex Moore

Contributing Columnist

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