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Covington Community Foundation will be hosting its 48th semi-annual Family Night on Wednesday, October 4 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm ~ a late afternoon/early evening of great food and family entertainment at the Beef House Banquet Hall.
This year's spring event will feature Paul Odenwelder as the sings the songs and tells the tales of the American cowboy, which had its heyday from 1840-1900. With an old west set from the days of Dodge City, Kansas and Tombstone, Arizona, Paul tells of the many legends of the old west and sings many songs about the exploits and challenges of the American cowboy!
Tickets are only $5 for adults and FREE for youth. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance by calling 793-0702 or visiting the Foundation office at 135 S. Stringtown Rd., Covington. Seating is limited.
Congratulations to recent grant recipients:
Community Action Program ($1,500), Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry ($3,500), Leadership Academy – Fountain County ($2,750), Covington Christian School ($5,750), Vermillion County Fairgrounds/Cayuga Park Grandstand Project ($20,000), Covington Youth Soccer League ($2,300), Clinton Police Department ($500), Veedersburg/Van Buren Township Fire Dept. ($2,000), Attica Public Library ($2,035), Covington Youth Baseball League ($2,600), Union Hospital – Clinton ($500), Wabash Valley Alliance ($1,800), Valley Child Development Center ($1,000), Attica School Corp. & City of Attica ($3,000), North Vermillion High School ($500), Attica Public Library ($705), Clinton First United Methodist Church – Back Pack Program ($500), Fountain County Traffic Safety Partnership ($4,500), and Cayuga Area Revitalization Effort – C.A.R.E. ($400). More →
Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the $100,000 matching grant to the “Covington City Park Playground Project” is halfway towards its goal.
Dale White, CEO of the Community Foundation states, “These volunteers are doing such a fantastic job in taking the initiative in raising funds for the project we wanted to encourage them just like we did when we donated $50,000 in January of this year. Since that time a small group of donors have come together and are willing to match dollar-for-dollar any donation to the playground project up to a total amount of $100,000. To-date $50,000 has been matched by the community. The matching gift program will run until December 31, 2017.”
The Friends of the Covington City Park are a local group of citizens that have been working diligently on their plans to replace the ageing playground equipment in the City Park with a state-of-the-art destination playground. They have already raised $400,000 with an ultimate goal of raising $695,000. They hope to break ground in Spring 2018.
Linda McGurk with the Friends group states, “The playground will feature a treehouse, a splash pad, a parkour course, a butterfly garden, and a sand and water play area, as well as traditional playground equipment like swings and slides, the new playground will be completely unique for this part of Indiana.”
Plans also include a 6’ trike path, outdoor fitness equipment (for active attendees to enjoy), a family restroom, and a covered picnic area.
Donations can be made online at www.wicf-inc.org or mailed to: Covington Community Foundation, ATTN: Park Playground Project, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932-0175.
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