Le Joi de Vivre de Covington
October in Covington is Always a Good Thing!
Can't dance? Wrong body type? Hurts when you get out of bed in the morning? Welcome to Zumba!!

Join Mayor Mark this Sunday, October 11th, 12:00 noon at Bogue Falaya Hall. It's fun, it's free and best of all, you won't feel like you've been to the gym.

Five of west St. Tammany's best instructors for 90 minutes of moving and grooving : )
"If you're moving, you're doing it right!"
Give if you can … It's a Good Thing
Can't dance? Wrong body type? Hurts when you get out of bed in the morning? You always feel better when you do something for someone else ... someone you will never know.

Each quarter the Covington Rotary Club, the Mayor's Council on Healthy Lifestyles, the Blood Center and we (the community) team up to make a difference for others ... just because we can.

If you can give, join us on Wednesday, October 14th at Bogue Falaya Hall.

Donations will be accepted in Baby Asher's name.

City of Covington presents:
The Days of Motown
Thursday, October 15th, 5 - 7:30pm
Can't dance? Wrong body type? Hurts when you get out of bed in the morning? The New Orleans Mystics are the melody for your malady.

Formed in 1972, The Mystics have wowed audiences with their high energy choreography, incredible voices and dazzling outfits throughout America and Europe.

Move your feet to Oldies, Motown, Top 40, R&B, Disco, Jazz, and Rock hits from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and today.
Peter Atkins Park (701 N. Tyler)
Bring your chair, your masks and your refreshments.
Social Distancing Guidelines Required
Sunset on the Landing Concert Series
Friday, October 16th
Heritage Bank teams up with the City of Covington to present wonderful musical artists in the beautiful setting of the historic Columbia Street Landing.

Third Friday of each month, (October 16th) 6:00pm.

Bring your chairs, your refreshments and your masks.
Keeping Covington Covington
A Hands-On Volunteer Opportunity
Wilson Cemetery Community Clean-up
Is this "Ivy James" that had the Sweet Shop on 30th and Polk?
Our World War I veterans are especially in need of some TLC.
Saturday, October 17th, 9:00am
All are invited to help at the Covington Cemetery #2
(Columbia Street near the Fairgrounds).
Cleaning supplies will be provided.
Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10 a.m.- 5p.m.
Bogue Falaya Park
Can't dance? Wrong body type? Hurts when you get out of bed in the morning? Beep beep! Join the St. Tammany Health System Parenting Center for our first ever drive-thru presentation of the community beloved Monster Mash presented by Metairie Bank Northshore.

Drive-thru tickets ($10.00) include trick-or-treat bag, candy, take-home cookie kit and take-home craft kit. VIP tix include on site photo booth and more.
Proceeds benefit the St. Tammany Parenting Center
and that's a good thing. Tickets Online Only
For summary of upcoming events:
What's a "Fuhrmann"
and why is it the name of the auditorium at the Greater Covington Center?
Nora Eddy
One of Creative Dance Center's Dance Players
in the 1970's
Maura Doskey (van Voorthuysen)
In symmetry with the studio window
(Church corner Madison and 23rd Ave) also in the 1970's
The Dance Players began in 1967 to "give students particularly interested in dance the opportunity to work, perform and develop their talents; to provide a dance experience and a place and a means to perform."

The Players performed in Kismet at Tulane's Lyric Theater, the Ballet Society of Lake Charles opening season concert and Loyola University's World Enrichment Through Movement program.
Rosemerry Fuhrmann of Covington studied dance under the masters Margaret Craske, Thlia Mara, Hanya Holmes, Jack Cole, Bhaskar and Priya Gopel. She performed in several Broadway shows including "The King and I" with Yul Brynner and on television.

Her teaching experience included Mary Mount Academy in New York City and the School of Ballet Repertory in New York City.

Locally, Miss Rosemerry taught at St. Paul's, St. Scholastica, St. Peter's and her studio, The Creative Dance Center (corner of 23rd Ave and N. Madison).

She believed that dance meant discipline - a belief she instilled in her students. Miss Rosemerry as remembered by Tammie Hendry Smith, one of her students from the 1970's, "She was so unique, awe inspiring and loved on top of being the highest caliber teacher that we could have ever imagined learning from. It was our great fortune that she chose to come "home" to Covington to finish her teaching career and be such a great influence on us."
As a young person she and her sister performed on the stage of her father's Majestic Theater at 221 N. New Hampshire (pictured below in 1940).
Today, the Majestic Theater is home to Christ Community Church across from the Southern Hotel.

Sidney Fuhrmann owned the first theater in Covington (now Del Porto's) in the 1920's before building the Majestic.
Mrs. Pat Fuhrmann Clanton
Rosemerry's sister, Mrs. Pat F. Clanton, became the first woman elected to the Covington City Council, serving two terms (1987 - 1995) in her district and then again as Council-at-Large from 2003 - 2007. Today, she continues to serve as an important community leader.
In 2007, Mrs. Pat was instrumental in the restoration and preservation of the original gates of Bogue Falaya Park (erected in 1920). She also spearheaded the restoration of the arched gates on Columbia Street (St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds) which honor our World War I Veterans and the building of the arched entrance to the Columbia Street Landing.

Their brother, Brandon, served our country in World War II, making the ultimate sacrifice on the Bataan Death March in 1942.

So, what is a "Fuhrmann"? A "Fuhrmann" is an integral part of the fabric of our community ... in the arts, in our business community, as public servants and in defense of our nation. We were and we are fortunate to have them among us.
Rooted in History, Focused on the Future
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