The first Covington event I have to report on takes place Monday, Feb 22. So I will get right to it! From 3-7 p.m., a blood drive is taking place at the Covington Eagles Hall. Please enter the east side of the building off Debra Street. After your quick, easy blood donation, you are entitled to a gift, usually a stylish t-shirt, as well as cookies and juice to replenish your fluids. The gift of a blood donation will be used fairly quickly to help someone in a local hospital who needs a life-giving transfusion. If you aren’t already signed up for this blood drive, swing by the Eagles today to donate. They should be able to squeeze you in to squeeze your blood out. Actually, blood will be glad to exit your body on its own with the help of a painless needle stick, so there really is no squeezing required.
Karen Brackman, Covington Schools Scholarship Fund Chairman (formerly Dollars for Scholars) would like to invite the community to the annual Covington Schools Spaghetti Supper. This year’s spaghetti feast will be held at the Covington High School on Wednesday, March 2. Serving times will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The menu features all-you-can-eat Italian spaghetti and garlic toast. The meal also includes homemade 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 are also available. All proceeds from the dinner go directly into the Covington Schools Scholarship Fund Program (formerly named Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Fund). As an added bonus, the March music concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the high school gym that same evening. All community members are invited to attend both events.
Coinciding with the spaghetti dinner, the community scholarship fund drive is underway. Last year, our generous community issued over $70,000 in scholarship monies to deserving senior students. Donations to the scholarship fund may be sent to Karen Brackman at Covington High School, 807 Chestnut St., Covington, through April 1. For more information, please call (937) 473-3746. The Covington community’s continued support is greatly appreciated!
While on the thought of delicious dinners, St. Teresa Catholic Church is again hosting their delicious and famous walleye fish dinners during the Lenten season. All-you-can-eat fish dinners, served with green beans, applesauce, roll, and coffee, for dine-in or carryout, are only $7 each. Homemade desserts and soft drinks are available for a minimal additional cost. Serving times are from 4-7 p.m. at the parish hall on U.S. 36 east of town. The first dinner took place this past Friday, but the folks of St. Teresa will dish out their famous walleye dinners on Friday, March 4 and Friday, March 18. Proceeds of the walleye suppers benefit parish activities and ministries, and all community members are most welcome.
Please mark your calendars for an eventful Covington day on Saturday, March 19. The P.L.U.S. organization will sponsor a 5K run fundraiser, and the Optimist/Kiwanis Pancake Day will take place as well. More on both of these events will make up a future column, but please plan now to run or walk and eat pancakes that day.
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