From Karen and Buddy the Elf,
Here's Wishing you the
Happiest of Holidays!
One Last Concert for 2020!
This Saturday : )
Two-Stepping on the Banks!
Grammy nominated Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours will give us one last concert for the year.

Bogue Falaya Park
Saturday, December 26th
4:00 - 6:30pm

Bring your masks, chairs and refreshments. Social Distancing circles will be provided.
Zumba with the Mayor!
This Sunday : )
Let's burn off some of those Holiday carbs with a little bit of wiggle and little bit of walk:

Sunday, December 27th
Bogue Falaya Hall
12:00 - 1:30pm

Big Thanks to St. Tammany and Ochsner Health Systems and to the Mayor's Council on Healthy Lifestyles ... working together for a healthier Covington.
Community joins Doughty Chapel for
Clothing and Toy Give-Away at Faith Bible
Bo Elzy joins Sister Francis Wright of Doughty Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in distributing snacks and toys. Fairway Engineering's contribution provided footballs, basketballs and "larger" toys and assisted with the distribution.

Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus had previously collected slightly used coats and jackets from your donations. They were on hand to help each attendee find just the right fit. Watch for their annual coat drive again next year.

Faith Bible Church provided their gym as a distribution point.

Doughty Chapel, Fairview Engineering, Knights of Columbus of St. Peter's and Faith Bible Church: A community effort and a wonderful day.
Wreaths Across America
Covington Cemetery #1
Covington Cemetery #1 was established in 1817 upon the death of our founder, John Wharton Collins (at age 29).

It has the distinction of having at least two veterans from all American wars from the War of 1812 to Vietnam.

Pictured left: Parish President Mike Cooper and Council-at-Large Larry Rolling.
Recently, the Wharton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution placed wreaths on the grave sites of each veteran. In remembrance, Mayor Mark called out the name of one veteran from each war ... some with familiar family names:

War of 1812 - John Wharton Collins - Aide de Camp to Governor CC Claiborne in Battle of New Orleans

Civil War - Lt. F. E. Guedry

Spanish American War - John M. Lewis

WWI - Robert H. Burns (namesake of local American Legion Post)

WWII - Robert Bickham

Korean War - Joseph Badon

Vietnam War - Brent Randle

"These names are meant to be representative of all veterans and a reminder to all of us, as Americans, that we are the beneficiaries of the service and sacrifice all veterans and their families have made. For this, we are forever grateful." MMJ

Covington High School's Junior ROTC posted the colors. St. Paul's senior Matthew Barber played Taps.
Charlotte Nagy of the Wharton Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution served as Master of Ceremonies.
Some have noted that Mayor Mark and Buddy the Elf are never seen in the same place at the same time.
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Holiday Trash Schedule: No Changes. Trash pick-up remains on Wednesday, recycling on Thursday. Recycling reminder … no glass, no plastic bags : )

If you have bulk debris or green waste , missed trash or recycling or need a new trash receptacle, click for Coastal Customer Care Form.
Rooted in History, Focused on the Future
The History of Covington | by Professor C. Howard Nichols