Fall brings fundraisers in village

As we move into the fall, our local Covington non-profits and organizations are finding different ways to raise funds to support their organizations. Most non-profits have struggled during this year of 2020, with the inability to raise funds in their typical manners. And many in the public certainly have had apprehension when it comes to spending disposable income. Hopefully, as things continue to improve on the virus and economic fronts, these non-profit organizations can return to more normality in 2021. But until then, they are making due as well as possible in what remains of 2020. Read on to learn more about upcoming fundraisers here in the Village of Covington.

First, consider this the ‘last call’ to purchase your tickets for Covington Fire & Rescue’s annual Pork Chop Dinner. It will take place this year on Sunday, Oct. 11. However, tickets are pre-sale only, and must be purchased by Sept. 21, only weeks away. 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-through only, and one must present a ticket when driving through to get your order. 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.

The Covington Christian Church Women’s Fellowship Salad Luncheon Drive-Thru will again take place this Friday, September 18, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., or until everything is gone. Please enter the drive-through in the alley off Pearl Street next to Covington Christian Church, and the ladies of the CCC will deliver two containers full of their more popular salads, including their signature hot chicken salad, as well as delicious desserts, all for a donation, right to your car window. All meals will be pre-packaged and ready for pickup. The Women’s Fellowship will not be taking special requests at this time.

Supplies will be limited so come early, or stop by the church office to pre-order and leave your donation, to guarantee you don’t miss out on all the goodness! Office hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Questions may be directed to the church office at (937) 473-3443. Covington Christian Church is located at 115 N. Pearl St.

The Covington Ministerial Association will again be holding a nine-hole golf scramble this year. It will take place on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 2:30 p.m. at Echo Hills Golf Club in Piqua. Two persons will make up each team. The cost is $12 each for walkers and $20 for a cart. To sign up for this laid-back fun event, please contact Ron Schultz at (937) 416-4992 to enter yourself or your two-person team.

Lastly, the Covington Noon Optimist Club will be sponsoring a barbecue chicken dinner drive-through on Saturday, Nov. 7. More information will follow in my next column, but the proceeds of this event will go directly to the School House Park project underway at the former High School/Middle School site, which will benefit the youth of Covington and surrounding communities. More info about the Park project will also be forthcoming in future columns. Tickets for the chicken dinner are $9 each, and may be now purchased at the Village Government Center, or from any Covington Noon Optimist member.