First this week, a quick reminder that St. John’s Lutheran Church Fastnacht dinner is tomorrow evening, Feb. 28, with that date being “Fat Tuesday” this year. You have to eat dinner either at home or somewhere tomorrow, so if you are able, swing by the Fastnacht for a delicious meal of chicken, mashed potatoes, noodles, green beans, a roll, pickled red beets, applesauce, and homemade crullers. Carryout dinners are available as well for a mere $5. Diners at the church are encouraged to give a free-will donation for their meals. The church is totally handicapped-accessible, so there is no excuse for not eating a delicious meal tomorrow night!
While I’m on the subject of Covington community dinners, the annual Covington High School Spaghetti Supper will be held on Wednesday, March 8, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in the new elementary/junior high school cafeteria/commons area. Please note the new location for this year’s Spaghetti Supper. Since there is no longer a kitchen in Covington High School, the meal will no longer be in the high school commons.
All proceeds of the dinner go into the Covington Schools Scholarship Fund (formerly named Dollars for Scholars). The menu features all-you-can-eat Italian spaghetti and garlic toast. It also includes a serving of cole slaw, dessert, and a drink. The cost is a mere $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, and $3 for children under age 12. Carryout orders will also be available.
And with the Spaghetti Supper, the Covington Scholarship Fund drive is currently underway as well. Donations for the fund may be sent to Karen Brackman at Covington High School, 807 Chestnut St., Suite A, through April 1. For more information about the dinner or the Scholarship Fund, please call Mrs. Brackman at 473-3746.
After you have finished digesting all that spaghetti, clear room for another Covington community staple meal! The Noon Optimist/Kiwanis 52nd annual Pancake Day will be here in less than two weeks. Saturday, March 11, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., also in the elementary/junior high school cafeteria, is where a delicious fundraising breakfast or lunch will be served. Tickets may be purchased at the door, and are $7 for adults and $4 for children under 10. Included in the meal are all-you-can-eat pancakes and coffee, a serving of whole-hog sausage, applesauce, juice or milk.
The Optimist/Kiwanis Pancake Day is the major fundraiser for the Covington Noon Optimist Club and Covington Kiwanis Club. The Optimist Club is a “Friend of Youth” in the village of Covington. All proceeds of Pancake Day stay in town to benefit our youth, through the programs and scholarships of the Optimist and Kiwanis Clubs. Please be sure to patronize the major sponsors and Covington businesses who have generously donated their funds to have an advertisement located on the Pancake Day placemat. This fundraiser would not be as successful without their kind contributions.
Covington is a great community in which to raise your children or grandchildren, partially thanks to the folks who volunteer their time and monies to these community service clubs. But these groups cannot exist and donate funds without the support of all community members. With the costs of college ever-rising, as well as many other worthy youth programs to support, the Optimist Club can only be successful with good profitable fundraisers. Many of the older generation who faithfully supported these events have passed on. For our current and future generations, please plan to support the youth of our community through Pancake Day, as well as the Scholarship Fund Spaghetti Dinner. Both are reasonably priced meals, and students in Covington can be assured of brighter opportunities through the generosity of our citizens and their continued kind contributions and financial support. Let’s have a big turnout at both events and maintain our commitment to our community’s future.
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