Calling Around Covington

What’s goin’ down in Rowdytown

Alex Moore - Contributing Columnist

After a nearly two-month hiatus, there is news to report on here in Covington! This column returns to inform you on some upcoming events in the next few weeks here in Rowdytown.

Coming up in a week and a half is a delicious chicken dinner prepared by Glen Hollopeter and the Bucc Boosters. All of the proceeds of this dinner benefit the girls’ or boys’ basketball teams or the wrestling team. Call Glen Hollopeter at Koverman-Staley-Dickerson Insurance at (937) 473-0330 for information. The chicken dinner is Sunday, Feb. 14, from 12-3 p.m. at the CHS Commons. The dinner includes a barbequed half-chicken, potato chips, roll, cookie, and drink of choice. The cost is a mere $8 per meal, and again, all proceeds benefit the youth of the basketball and wrestling programs at Covington High.

If there is bad weather, check out the Bucc Boosters Facebook page for details or rescheduling. If the winter continues like this past weekend, I don’t think we’ll have anything to worry about. And for any of you guys seeking to impress your Valentine, this could be exactly what you are looking for. Just put the chicken on a nice plate (meaning washable, not paper), heat up some vegetables, add the roll, and pour the drink in a glass with ice, light a candle, and don’t use plastic utensils. She’ll think you spent hours cooking her a delicious Valentine’s Day chicken dinner! There you have it from a former bachelor, now a married man. You’re welcome in advance.

Six days later, on Saturday, Feb. 20, Fields of Grace Worship Center will be hosting their second annual “Princess Ball.” The Princess Ball this year will feature appearances by Ana and Elsa from the Disney movie “Frozen.” Each little girl will have a chance to meet Ana and Elsa, have their picture taken with the princess sisters, and have that photo as a keepsake to take home. I think the screams of excitement will be heard throughout town that night. The ball this year will take place at the Covington Eagles Hall from 6-8 p.m. Please enter at the Debra Street entrance next to the Fire Department, and the cost per family will be $10. Fields of Grace invites all fathers, grandfathers, uncles, etc. to bring their little girls for an evening of dancing and fun. For more information, simply call Fields of Grace at (937) 573-4282.

And two more items to pencil on to your calendar for the upcoming weeks. Monday, Feb. 22 will be the next Covington blood drive. So blood donors, make sure your iron levels are satisfactory and prep your veins for that date. And Saturday, March 19 will be the 51st annual Optimist-Kiwanis Pancake Day at the CHS Commons. There will be more to come on both of these events in upcoming Calling Around Covington columns.

I am always seeking Covington news, so call me at (937) 418-8884, or email to give me a full report.
What’s goin’ down in Rowdytown

Alex Moore

Contributing Columnist

Got Covington news? Contact columnist Alex Moore by calling (937) 418-8884 or emailing

Got Covington news? Contact columnist Alex Moore by calling (937) 418-8884 or emailing