Going back a few weeks, the Covington Police Department organized and pulled off another successful 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. It was held Saturday, July 23, a sweltering hot day. The food was sold by the Noon Optimist Club members and police department personnel. It was too hot for much of any food sales, but Gatorade was flying out of the coolers!
The 3-on-3 tournament has netted over $5,000 total in the past two years, with this year’s profit at nearly $3,700! The generous sponsors of this event help make it so successful and profitable. A big thank you is due to those area businesses and individuals. And the police officers do an excellent job of organizing and operating this community event. Look for the 3-on-3 tournament to return in July 2017.
The J.R. Clarke Public Library is wrapping up its summer programming. The library cordially thanks COSI, the Cincinnati Zoo, Jumpy’s, Kings Island, the Miami County Fair, Newport Aquarium, Scene 75, Vandalia Rec Center, BW3’s, Cold Stone Creamery, Fazoli’s, McDonald’s, Sweet Treats, and Subway for their donation of reading program prize gifts. Also, thank you to the Covington Eagles Aerie #3998 and the Covington Kiwanis Club for their monetary donations which were used toward prizes and goodie bags for the Children’s Reading Program. Your continued support is much appreciated!
Congrats to Chase A. and Mariah A. for reading 182 books during the reading program, Sophie L. for 234 books, and Carly F. was the big reader with 252 books read this summer! Those children were the top four honored. Congratulations to the top readers and all the reading program participants. In addition to that honor, now you’ve also had your name in the Piqua Daily Call! A friendly reminder that the next Lego group will meet next Monday, Aug. 29, from 3:15-4 p.m. And lastly, the library recently received a grant from the Covington Education Foundation for $2,000. These funds will be used for technology upgrades at the library. The staff and leaders of J.R. Clarke greatly appreciate the CEF’s generous support!
Coming up in a few weeks, the Fort Rowdy Museum’s annual Ham, Bean, and Chili Supper fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will take place at the Museum at 101 E. Spring St., Covington. The cost for dinner is $6, and pie and Suzie’s Big Dipper ice cream will be for sale for an additional charge. There will be live entertainment and many historical displays for your enjoyment.
The new Covington Elementary and Junior High School community open house was really well attended this past Sunday. The building is certainly impressive, but very practical and well-built. If you weren’t able to make it out to see your investment in our community’s youth as a taxpayer, you will have another chance at the dedication on Sunday, Sept. 11.
And downtown Covington looks great with the planters full of flowers and plants in full bloom. I can’t help but notice them each morning and evening! Thank you to Mary Landis, Jane Sellman, and the Sellman’s Furniture employees for helping our village look a little brighter.
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