November brings cooler but sunny weather, as well as another column from your faithful Covington reporter. I have several upcoming events to report on to you this week.
First, the annual St. Teresa Catholic Church Christmas Bazaar will take place this coming Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The bazaar will be held in the church hall at 6920 W. U.S. Route 36. There will be many handcrafted items for sale, made by the ladies of the parish, as well as several other outside vendors selling their wares and creations. Delicious baked goods will also be for sale, and a massage therapist will be on site as well.
A raffle will be held for several items, which include the first prize of a stars and chevrons homemade quilt, second prize of a cross-stitch picture, third prize is a Christmas tree skirt, and fourth prize is a homemade table runner. Additional raffle prizes include embroidered towel sets, lace ornaments, wall hangings, and more. So please stop by St. Teresa on Saturday to check out all the great items, and make a purchase or two to help support the parish ministries.
Our next upcoming event is one that has become an annual tradition these last few years. The Covington Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3998 and Fields of Grace Worship Center will be hosting their annual free Community Thanksgiving Dinner on the following Saturday, Nov. 21, from 4-7 p.m. at the Covington Eagles Hall. Folks are asked to please enter through the Debra Street entrance.
The menu this year will consist of traditional Thanksgiving favorites like sliced turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade noodles, green beans, a dinner roll, as well as pumpkin and assorted fruit pies and drinks. There will be takeout meals available from 6-7 p.m. only, with a limit of five takeout meals per family. To pick up takeout meals, please also enter through the Debra Street entrance next to the firehouse.
Home deliveries will only be made to individuals and their caretakers living in the Covington, Bradford, and Pleasant Hill school districts, who are homebound or unable to drive to the Eagles. Reservations for home deliveries may be made up until Nov. 16 by calling Eileen Yaney at (937) 473-3440. No calls for delivery can be taken on the day of the meal. If able, you are asked to please bring a can or box of food to donate to the Covington Outreach Association. Monetary donations will also be accepted, but are not necessary. For additional information about the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, please contact Sherry Furrow at Fields of Grace Worship Center at (937) 573-4282.
We do have a lot to be thankful for in Covington this year, and despite problems here and there, this is a great community to live in and raise a family. The recent Fields of Grace Trunk or Treat event was a great success, having been attended by 1,650 people this year. And congratulations to the Covington High football and girls’ cross-country teams for ending successful seasons in the state playoffs and state meet this weekend.
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