On this third-to-last day of September 2015, the calendar is nearly ready to roll over to October. But don’t forget it’s still September, and with it comes all the homecoming activities of this week, which begin tonight with the Pep Rally and King Crowning. If you’re able, plan to support our Covington High School kids this week in their various activities and roles in the homecoming festivities.
Now, on to some upcoming October activities here in Rowdytown. First is the start of a new kids’ club at Covington Christian Church on Wednesday, Oct. 7. They have named it the “3C Club,” which stands for “Children Coming Together to Learn About Christ.” I guess it could also stand for the name of the church! But the new 3C Club will be held every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Covington Christian Church at 115 N. Pearl St. Kids from ages 4 through sixth grade are invited to attend. Each week, the club will strive to build Christian character in the children through Bible stories, praise songs, games, crafts, fellowship, and don’t forget about the delicious snacks! So to have fun with your friends, and learn about Jesus and how much he loves all the little children, come to the church starting Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. For more information, call the office at (937) 473-3443 or email [email protected]
Also upcoming is the second annual Covington Bucc Boosters Couples Bowling fundraiser. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Troy Bowl on McKaig Avenue. The bowling fundraiser runs from 6-9 p.m., and the cost of $30 per couple includes three games of bowling and shoe rental. All proceeds of the fundraiser go to support the many efforts of the Bucc Boosters for Covington student-athletes. Couples need to be registered and paid by Saturday, Oct. 12 in order to reserve a lane spot. You may register with Glen Hollopeter at (937) 473-0330 or (937) 216-2255, and do it quick, because the event is restricted to 45 couples. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, raffles, and a live auction. And if you aren’t one of the first 45 lucky couples, you will be registered for the JV bowling event at Covington Lanes.
The final salad luncheon of 2015 hosted by the Women’s Fellowship of Covington Christian Church will take place on Friday, Oct. 16, in the church basement. Come and enjoy a huge assortment of homemade salads, desserts, and finger sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. And don’t forget the specialty, hot chicken salad. The church is air conditioned and handicap accessible. Use the basement entrance in the alley on the north side of the church. Also at this last luncheon will be the annual “Country Store” sale, with homemade apple dumplings, baked goods, candy, and more. Your faithful columnist usually has to loosen his belt a notch after the CCC Salad Luncheon, so that is a sure guarantee that it is delicious!
And lastly, please mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 24 as a busy day in Covington. This day will feature the annual Trunk or Treat by Fields of Grace Worship Center, as well as the Optimist/Police Department Halloween Costume Contest. New this year will be an artisan’s fair on Wright Street on that day as well. I will have more information about this day’s events in my next column in two weeks.
Got Covington news? Contact columnist Alex Moore by calling (937) 418-8884, emailing [email protected], or by snail mail at 10 S. High St., Covington.