It seems hard to believe, but it’s already Thanksgiving week here in the village of Covington! Where did the summer and fall go? But since the Christmas holiday season is coming soon, please feel free to continue to shop our downtown Covington shops and stores. They are all open for business and still decorated beautifully, even after another successful Candlelight Christmas celebration weekend has come and gone.
Coming off the delectable Fields of Grace Worship Center and Eagles Aerie #3998 Thanksgiving dinner this past weekend, we have another delicious community Thanksgiving event to celebrate here in Rowdytown. And because one cannot ever have too much turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, dressing, noodles, green bean casserole, and all the other goodies, the public is invited to the annual Covington Community Thanksgiving Dinner and Service, sponsored by the Covington Ministerial Association and area churches. The meal will be served this Wednesday, Nov. 25 — Thanksgiving Eve — from 5-6:30 p.m. The Community Thanksgiving Service will begin at 7 p.m. Both the dinner and service will be held at the Covington Christian Church at 115 N. Pearl St. The dinner will be served free of charge, and the 7 p.m. service will feature the talents and special music of Christian recording artist Tommy Renfro.
The dinner will be provided by the church congregations of Stillwater Community, St. Teresa Catholic, St. John’s Lutheran, Old German Baptist Brethren-New Conference, Friendship Grace Brethren, Friedens Lutheran, Fields of Grace, Covington Presbyterian, Covington Church of the Brethren, and Covington Christian. Thank you to all these area churches for their ministry to the community.
For those who are interested in the future use of the land after our current elementary and middle school buildings are demolished, Covington Schools Superintendent Gene Gooding announced a Special Board Meeting which will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 in the high school commons. The community is invited to share its ideas and suggestions on how to best use the parcels that will be vacant in a year or so, in late 2016. This will be a major decision for the school board and community, so if you have ideas and input, please put this date on your calendar and plan to attend.
Lastly, the CHS Athletic Department recently placed reserve and season tickets on sale for the 2015-16 winter sports seasons. Reserve seat prices for boys’ basketball are $70 for adults and $40 for students. Season ticket prices, which mean you don’t have a reserved seat, are $60 for adults and $30 for students. That is the price for both the boys’ and girls’ basketball seasons. Winter sports passes, which allow the holder to enter all regular season junior high and high school home events, are also on sale. The price is $90 for adults and $50 for students.
It is a new policy for the Cross County Conference this year that all single-game tickets at the door will be $6 for adults and $4 for students. Students may purchase pre-sale tickets, for home contests only, for $4 in the school office during the day of the event. There are no longer any pre-sale adult tickets; they must all be purchased at the gate. All reserve seats, season tickets and passes may be purchased at the high school office during regular school hours, or call Athletic Director Roger Craft at (937) 473-2552.
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