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Three from Covington to Receive Awards as Preservationists Descend on City

Preservation Kentucky will host its annual meeting and awards in Covington on Saturday at the Artisan Enterprise Center (West Seventh Street).

Following the ceremony, White Out on Pike will ensue featuring dinner provided by food trucks (Covington's Pizza Bomba will be unveiling its new "white pizza").

Three awards will be given to Covingtonians and a Covington event.

State Rep. Arnold Simpson will be recognized for public service in preservation, while the city's historic preservation officer, Beth Johnson, will receive the Excellence in Residential Rehab honor. Restoration Weekend will also be honored, an award shared by Covington, Newport, and Bellevue for its joint event on educating people on preservation and home restoration.

The meeting and awards presentation begin at 4:00 p.m. and are open to the public. The White Out on Pike event that follows is $35 with proceeds benefitting Preservation Kentucky, an organization whose president is Covington's Regina Estes.

The White Out is described as a food truck dinner and street party on Pike Street and attendees are encouraged to wear white or khaki to light up Pike Street. A ticket gets attendees a plate from three local food trucks, two drink tickets, and music from local bands. Wine and beer will be available for $5 per glass/bottle.

To register for the event, click here.

For more on White Out on Pike, click here.

To see the full list of winners, see Preservation Kentucky's spring magazine by clicking here (PDF).

Photo: Historic Pike Street/Covington, KY


D Quixote's picture

Wonderful - what fun! Congrats to award recipients, too!