Salad luncheon upcoming

As the shutdown year of 2020 continues, there still isn’t much going on in our village. It’s difficult to write a Covington news column twice a month when there isn’t much going on in Covington! So these columns have become less frequent. However, we do have a few events happening, so please keep reading.

The Covington Christian Church Women’s Fellowship invites everyone to stop by their salad luncheon Drive-Thru next Friday, Aug. 21, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or until everything is gone. Enter their drive-through in the alley off of Pearl Street next to Covington Christian Church, and they’ll deliver two containers full of their more popular salads to your car window. These include their signature Hot Chicken Salad and delicious desserts, all for a donation. All meals will be prepackaged and ready for pickup. For logistical and practical reasons, they cannot take special requests at this time.

Food will be limited, so please come early! Or stop by the church office to pre-order and leave your donation, to guarantee you don’t miss out on all that delicious CCC goodness! Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Questions may be directed to the church office at (937) 473-3443.

The recent progress of the new Marias Technology building is certainly exciting for the future of the village of Covington. One Covington business, who is part of the site work and preparation process, is Finfrock Construction. Jim O’Donnell, longtime Covington attorney, recently provided his recollection of the construction company.

Before becoming the Perry Mason of Covington, Jim worked for Finfrock in the summers of 1958, 1959, and 1960. The company started in 1943, but back in the late 1950’s, according to Jim, the company consisted of “two old dump trucks, a tractor with a scoop on the front and a backhoe, a small cement mixer, and 190 feet of curb, gutter, and sidewalk forms. Now look at them!” They certainly have come a long way in terms of equipment upgrades, personnel, and how the jobs are accomplished. But they are still owned and operated by the Finfrock family, still doing quality work, employing Covington area residents, and are a big contributor to our village and school system, both financially and with their time and talents. Thanks to Finfrock Construction for supporting Covington, and thank you, Jim, for your memories.

The Covington Fire & Rescue is again having their annual Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday, October 11. The meal includes a delicious Winner’s pork chop, cole slaw, potatoes au gratin, a roll, cookie, and a drink. The price is $12, and the dinner is of course being held at Covington Fire & Rescue, 801 E. Broadway. This year, all meals will be served via drive-thru only, and one must present a ticket when driving through to get your order. Although this dinner is still almost two months away, the tickets are pre-sale only. So please see any member of Covington Fire & Rescue, or stop into the station to purchase your tickets in advance. If the members on duty are at the station, and not out on a run, they will sell you tickets. This dinner benefits the Fire & Rescue Department in purchasing items such as gear, safety equipment, and apparatus, just to name a few. CF&R would like to thank you for your continued support of their organization.