Antiques and Uniques Festival
Covington Trailhead!
My mother-in-law is getting older. She is unique ... and she will be at the Antiques and Uniques Festival this weekend ; ).
Take a stroll at the Trailhead and enjoy over 35 vendors from far and wide.

The St. Tammany Art Association will also present the
Covington Art Market.

Cost is free!

We will be following the 6 ft. Physical Distancing and Face Mask Mandate as required by the Governor at the time of the event.
Doughty Chapel A.M.E. Church
 Back to School Supply Drive
Supplies will benefit children from Covington schools.
For more information: 773-791-3382
Roux-Ga-Roux Race
Downtown CovLA to & through
the Bogue Falaya Park & River
Run/Obstacle course/Paddle, Kayak or Canoe starting at Bogue Falaya Fitness located at 319 E. Gibson Street and ending at The Bogue Falaya Park for jambalaya, door prizes, and awards. The Roux-Ga-Roux Run is a 2 mile run through scenic downtown Covington. The Obstacle Course: 12 obstacles throughout Covington’s beautiful Bogue Falaya Park. Kayak/Canoe/Paddle Board: Row downstream for over a quarter mile to the Bogue Falaya Fitness buoy, circle the buoy and return to The Bogue Falaya Park. Working so hard has never been so fun : )

Mamie V. Martin Day
Proclaimed in Covington
She arrived to Covington by horse drawn wagon with her family as a young child from her birthplace in Mississippi.  She worked hard with her husband building their house with their own hands and created the home where they raised nine children and where all six generations of her family come to visit - - though not all 167 grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren at the same time.

Mrs. Martin instilled the importance of education in all of her children and was proud when each of them graduated high school and many went on to college.  

Mrs. Martin made significant contributions to the Covington community most notably as one of the founders of Bethel Reformed Methodist Church (along with the Reverend Peter Atkins), through the church Missionary Society and as a member of the Greater Covington Chapter of the NAACP.

I was privileged to visit with Miss Mamie and her family on her 100th birthday. On behalf of the City of Covington, I, Mayor Mark, proclaimed Monday, August 24th Mamie V. Martin Day.

She is a remarkable woman and a pure delight to visit.

I was able to share with her and some of her family the life values of the Reverend Peter Atkins which of course, she knew about, but had not seen in probably 30 years. Our park on N. Tyler and 28th Avenue is named for the Reverend.

Oh, and I got to take a selfie with Miss Mamie : )
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