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


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