There's a lot going on in Covington this week and throughout the rest of October.
The "Yellow River Jam" is scheduled for this coming Saturday, October 13th. It promises to be a lot of fun, but is also tied to an important event, the "Rivers Alive Cleanup."
The Rivers Alive Cleanup is sponsored by Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful, the local affiliate of Keep Georgia Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful. The clean-up efforts will target sections of the Yellow and Alcovy Rivers. After the morning clean-up, workers - along with the general public - can grab some food and fun at the "Yellow River Jam." The "Jam" runs from noon until 7:00 p.m. across from the Porterdale Mill Lofts.
The "Jam" will feature food vendors, arts and crafts for sale, children's' activities, a car show and live music. Jimbo's Grill at the Mill will sponsor a street party with live music and food and drink specials starting at 5:00 p.m.
This is a great opportunity to give something back to our community, and have some fun at the same time. Plans are being made to make the "Yellow River Jam" an annual event.
You might also want to plan your weekend around the Covington Lions Club's festival and BBQ cook-off, "Sherman's Last Burning." The event is being held Friday and Saturday, the 12th and 13th, at Legion Field fairgrounds on Mill Street in Covington. "Sherman's Last Burning" is KCBS (Kansas City Barbeque Society) sanctioned, and promises fun for the entire family. In addition to some great "Q," the event will feature over 100 artisans and craftsmen and two stages of live entertainment.
On your way home, stop by the First Methodist Great Pumpkin Patch on Conyers Street and start getting ready for Halloween. The patch opens today and continues through October 31. Pumpkins of all sizes and shapes will be available for your fall decorating and Jack-O-Lanterns.
One final item... The Newton County High School Class of '58 has begun planning their 50th Reunion, and are trying to contact all class members. Class reunions are great events, and the 50th is always special. Anyone in the Class of 1958 can contact JoAnn Kitchens Hopkins at (770) 787-2467 or email email@example.com.