Par for the course
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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