Week­end events

The Covington News - - Opinion -

This week­end two an­nual Cov­ing­ton events will take place down­town— The Cov­ing­ton Po­lice fundraiser, the Fuzz Run, and the Lit­er­acy Fes­ti­val co-spon­sored by The Learn­ing Cen­ter and Main Street Cov­ing­ton.

While hun­dreds will par­tic­i­pate in th­ese two events, we as New­ton County res­i­dents must con­tinue to sup­port law en­force­ment and early learn­ing ef­forts through­out the year.

The Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment does a fan­tas­tic job of pa­trolling city streets, main­tain­ing vis­i­bil­ity dur­ing spe­cial events and bring­ing crim­i­nals to jus­tice. We should sup­port the CPD by obey­ing the law and speak­ing out when oth­ers are not as well as sup­port­ing the depart­ment fi­nan­cially.

Also, pre­par­ing stu­dents to read be­fore they en­ter school is as vi­tally im­por­tant to a thriv­ing com­mu­nity as a strong pub­lic safety depart­ment. As­sist­ing agen­cies in the com­mu­nity such as The Learn­ing Cen­ter and the New­ton County Pub­lic Li­brary with mon­e­tary do­na­tions and vol­un­teer ef­forts will help Cov­ing­ton’s fu­ture.

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