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Overnighter set at library

Alex Moore - Contributing Columnist

The first item to report in my Covington news today is a thank you note to the loyal readers of the Piqua Daily Call. I really appreciate all the folks around town who have communicated their enjoyment in reading this column. I am merely trying to fill the shoes of great Covington columnists who came before me. But I am sincerely grateful for your kind comments, and I do really enjoy writing this column and reaching you in your homes every other week.

The J.R. Clarke Public Library has been busy and full of activity, with more coming up in the next few weeks. The library’s “Declutter-a-thon” continues throughout the entire month of March. Stop in and grab a to-do list! Everyone is welcome to join in for some spring cleaning. Participate in this event, turn in your to-do list, and be entered into a drawing for a prize that will help spruce up your home and keep it fresh.

Accurate IT Electronics Recycling will be at the library on Wednesday, April 13, to pick up any unwanted electronics. Please have your items at J.R. Clarke no later than April 11 in order to ensure pickup of the items. For a list of accepted objects, check their website at, or stop in the library to pick up a list.

A very unique and fun event takes place this Thursday. Children are invited to bring in their stuffed animals to spend the night at the library. The staff will read a bedtime story, do a craft, and put the furry little friends to bed for the night. When the cuddly friends are picked up in the morning, there will be donuts, juice, and milk. And each child will receive pictures of what fun the animals had while all we humans were sleeping and the library was closed for the night. Drop-off is at 6 p.m., with pick-up Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. This event is limited to children, so my brother Tyler will not be allowed to come and bring his “Blue Bunny,” as both are probably past the age limit.

Lastly, the Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held Friday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donations from the sale help support the J.R. Clarke Library’s children’s programs. Come check out the sale and find some good reads.

The Covington Bucc Boosters are embarking on a campaign to raise $45,000 for the resurfacing of Covington’s all-weather track. We are blessed to have great facilities for our student-athletes here in town, but maintaining these facilities takes funds. The track is also used as a community-wide asset for walkers and runners, not just for the students. The Boosters have mailed letters to several thousand alumni, seeking their help to finance this project. Many alumni have been seeking a way to give back, in some small way, to their alma mater. However, one does not need to be a CHS alum to support this cause. Donations, in different levels, may be sent to the Bucc Boosters Association at P.O. Box 231, Covington, OH 45318. Much more information about the project, and the donation levels, is available on the Bucc Booster Facebook page, or call Glen Hollopeter at (937) 473-0330. Thank you for considering helping with this Covington community project.

I hope you didn’t miss out on the annual Covington Schools Scholarship Fund Spaghetti Supper a few weeks ago. As always, it was delicious! If you would like to make a contribution, you definitely still can do that to support our youth in their post-high school endeavors. Checks may be mailed to Karen Brackman at Covington High School, 807 Chestnut St.
Overnighter set at library

Alex Moore

Contributing Columnist

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