The Covington Lions Club would like to thank all of the participants and spectators who came out for our Christmas Parade on Saturday. We finally caught a break in the weather and it turned out to be a great day, although at 5 a.m. I was wondering if anyone would show up. Then I saw the New Life Praise float coming down Newton Drive to take its customary place as the first float, and I knew we’d have a parade.

Among those who helped us put on a successful event were the three high school marching bands, the Scouts (including one Eagle Scout) from Troop 222 carrying our banner, the Marine ROTC from Newton High School with the color guard and their battalion. Also, thanks to all of the city and county officials who participated. These included Main Street, the Covington Police, with the chief driving lead car #148 no less, Newton County Sheriff’s Office, and both city and county fire departments.

Our sponsors included Live Events Solutions, Liway Trucking, Mayfield Hardware, Covington Ford, Fat Boys golf carts, and Patrick’s Seed and Feed. Also, we’d like to thank the folks who played music before the parade on our stage — Tony Compton and his trio and the Livingston Elementary Chorus. Next year’s parade will be on Dec. 7, and I hope everyone will come watch.

John Braden

Covington

Recommended for you

Support Local Journalism

Now, more than ever, the world needs trustworthy reporting—but good journalism isn’t free. Please support us by subscribing or making a contribution today.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Please log in, or sign up for a new, free account to read or post comments.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Trending Videos