February 22, 2024


Comfortable residential structure

Good friends of Covington Honors Sims Home furnishings, Citizens for Holiday Shows


The Friends of Covington introduced the recipients of its inaugural holiday getaway decoration level of competition.

Sims Household furniture (727 Madison Ave.) was recognized as the most effective adorned downtown organization for its yearly elaborate display screen of Xmas figures.

Household winners in Covington were 521 Russell St., the dwelling of Jeff Martin and Jim Taylor 506 Levassor Ave., owned by Jeremiah Abney 513 W. Eighth Road, the property of Sharon and Don Payton and 524 Craig St., wherever Wes Fowler and Frank Kremer reside.

Abney in Levassor Park and the Paytons in the MainStrasse community have been regarded in the past with Covington Beautification Awards from the Pals of Covington which have been presented to homeowners every single fall for about 30 decades.

The Russell Avenue and Craig Avenue residences are in the Mutter Gottes neighborhood.

The dwelling of Rob and Debbie Knox at 2831 Ashland in Latonia acquired an honorable mention in the residential class.

The Outdated Seminary Square neighborhood, which is just west of the CSX Railroad tracks among Eighth and 12th streets, was identified as the most effective multi-house community effort to decorate for the vacations. The committee that designed choices about the award winners said the most intensely adorned space was along Russell Avenue, which is the principal corridor by way of the community.

Bob and Jeanne McGrane, who are energetic in the neighborhood, led the work to adorn for the holidays in Previous Seminary Square.

This was the very first year that the Buddies of Covington sponsored a holiday break decorations event and John Niland, who was re-elected as the president of the corporation on Jan. 11, explained he was enthusiastic about the quantity of individuals who participated in the contest, which was held on limited recognize during a time when the COVID-19 pandemic dominated the headlines.

“We experienced about 40 residences and corporations nominated, and once we subtracted replicate nominees we had about 30 properties that had been becoming considered for recognition,” Niland explained. “Based on the response of the winners for 2020, I assume we will sponsor a similar event this 12 months that will be expanded.”

Niland also urged Covington residents to get involved with the group, whose board meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The conferences, which are open to the community, have been held via a meeting phone because of the pandemic. Less than usual circumstances conferences are held at the Centre for Fantastic Neighborhoods on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 

Other officers who had been elected at the January assembly ended up Tahli Mays, who will provide as vice president, and Greg Paeth, who was re-elected as secretary. Sue Corken was nominated once more to provide as treasurer.

-Workers report

Picture: Sims Furnishings Christmas screen (RCN file)