By Christina Rink, Covington correspondent
Enid News and Eagle
COVINGTON, Okla. —
July 4 activities at Covington City Park will begin at 6 with hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, chips, tea, water and dessert by Covington American Legion Post 190. Cost is by donation.
Free watermelon and fireworks will be provided later in the evening by Covington Lions Club.
Free drawings will be held but participants must be present to win. Gift certificates to local participating merchants will be given out, including three $10 certificates for ages 3-10; five $10 certificates for ages 11-17; and five $20 certificates for ages 18 and older. Donations can be made to American Legion Post 190 and Covington Lions Club.
Covington Historical Society will hold a bake sale on the east side of the park and an auction conducted by Gerald Pope.
Lions Club will sell fireworks.
Covington Historical Society meets at 10 a.m. July 2 at the Tri County Center to make final plans for the celebration. The meeting is open to the public.
Covington-Douglas School Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the school.
Covington-Douglas FFA Banquet was held May 7. The opening prayer was given by McKayla Scott, FFA vice president. Gavyn Reim gave the welcome. Following the meal, Dakota Schoeling, FFA president, led the opening ceremony. FFA awards and their recipients were swine production, Dakota Schoeling; equine, Bailey Jordan; wheat management, Cliff Jones; beef production, Matt Harak, crop production, Dakota Schoeling; crop management, Luis Rojas; Blue and Gold sales, Heaven Sinclair and McKayla Scott; agronomy, Gavyn Reim, Matt Harak, Dakota Schoeling and Cliff Jones, all of whom were on the agronomy judging team and won first in all judging contests in which they competed in, including state judging at Oklahoma State University; Star Discovery, Bryon Rupp; Star Chapter farmer, Dakota Schoeling; honorary chapter farmer, Marnita Rupp and Kim Schoeling.
After a closing ceremony, a labor auction was conducted by T.J. Casteel.
First Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 8-12 for children 4 years through sixth grade. The theme is Colossal Coaster.
First Baptist youth will attend Youth Camp at Falls Creek July 22-27.
Covington United Methodist Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church will hold vacation Bible school 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 2 at United Methodist Church. The theme this year is Kingdom Rock. Children from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade may attend.
For information, contact Pam Grantz at (580) 554-7899.
The 5th Sunday sing will be 7 p.m. Sunday at Covington United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome to attend.