Par for the course

The Covington News - - Front page -

By Gabriel Khouli in set­ting up a ta­ble or tent at the Oaks this week­end, they should call him at (770) 786-3801.

Co-Owner Nancy Schulz said the con­cert was a great free event for the com­mu­nity that can help pro­mote com­mu­nity build­ing. Nancy is also District 3 county com­mis­sioner, and she said many of the peo­ple in her district are At­lanta-fo­cused and rarely travel east to Cov­ing­ton. She said free events like this might be able to draw those peo­ple into the Newton County com­mu­nity.

McKibben Mu­sic is help­ing to or­ga­nize the July 3 event. Event Co­or­di­na­tor Kenny French said Owner Mack McKibben felt a void be­cause Cov­ing­ton had no cel­e­bra­tion last year.

“His vi­sion is to en­cour­age folks and give them hope. It’s for all Newton County res­i­dents,” French said.

These bands will be per­form­ing: The Big­gers, folk and blue­grass, The Church at Cov­ing­ton praise team, gospel, Han­nah Thomas, mod­ern coun­try, Blue Max, clas­sic rock, Thomas Till­man, mod­ern coun­try, and the Cov­ing­ton All Star Band, which will play hits from the 70s and more.

In ad­di­tion, there will be an in­for­mal drive-in car show at the square, and lo­cal square ven­dors will be sell­ing food in front of their build­ings.

The Cov­ing­ton con­cert is one of three July 4 events this year. On July 4, Por­terdale is hold­ing its cel­e­bra­tion its his­tor­i­cal mill vil­lage down­town start­ing at 3 p.m., with around $10,000 or more of fire­works to be fired off in the evening. Call (770) 786-2217 to help vol­un­teer.

On July 5, Ox­ford is host­ing its an­nual In­de­pen­dence Day pa­rade, which will start at 10 a.m. near the ten­nis courts at Ox­ford Col­lege on Hay­good Av­enue. The pa­rade route will go west on Stone Street, south on Queen Ann Street, east on W. Bon­nell Street, north on Emory Street, west on W. Wat­son Street and south on Wes­ley Street.

The News will have a full pre­view of all July 4 week­end events in the June 30 edi­tion.

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