March 4, 2024


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Pals of Covington Honors Sims Home furniture, Citizens for Holiday break Shows


The Good friends of Covington announced the recipients of its inaugural vacation decoration levels of competition.

Sims Home furniture (727 Madison Ave.) was recognized as the ideal embellished downtown business for its annual elaborate display screen of Christmas figures.

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

Abney in Levassor Park and the Paytons in the MainStrasse community have been acknowledged in the past with Covington Beautification Awards from the Pals of Covington which have been offered to owners each individual fall for about 30 many years.

The Russell Road and Craig Road properties are in the Mutter Gottes neighborhood.

The property of Rob and Debbie Knox at 2831 Ashland in Latonia gained an honorable point out in the residential class.

The Old Seminary Square neighborhood, which is just west of the CSX Railroad tracks concerning Eighth and 12th streets, was regarded as the finest multi-property community energy to adorn for the holidays. The committee that manufactured decisions about the award winners reported the most heavily decorated place was along Russell Avenue, which is the principal corridor via the community.

Bob and Jeanne McGrane, who are active in the community, led the work to decorate for the vacations in Previous Seminary Sq..

This was the initially year that the Good friends of Covington sponsored a getaway decorations celebration and John Niland, who was re-elected as the president of the firm on Jan. 11, stated he was enthusiastic about the number of persons who participated in the contest, which was held on shorter discover through a time when the COVID-19 pandemic dominated the headlines.

“We had about 40 residences and enterprises nominated, and the moment we subtracted duplicate nominees we had about 30 qualities that ended up becoming considered for recognition,” Niland mentioned. “Based on the response of the winners for 2020, I assume we will sponsor a equivalent function this 12 months that will be expanded.”

Niland also urged Covington residents to get associated with the corporation, whose board satisfies on the second Monday of each and every thirty day period at 6:30 p.m. The conferences, which are open to the community, have been held through a meeting phone because of the pandemic. Under normal circumstances meetings are held at the Middle for Great Neighborhoods on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 

Other officers who were elected at the January conference have been Tahli Mays, who will provide as vice president, and Greg Paeth, who was re-elected as secretary. Sue Corken was nominated again to serve as treasurer.

-Staff members report

Photograph: Sims Household furniture Xmas show (RCN file)