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19 to Be Honored at Friends of Covington Awards

The Friends of Covington will hand out the annual Covington Beautification Awards next week.
The free event is set for Wednesday, October 11 at the Berhinger-Crawford Museum un Devou Park. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with the ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m.
This is the twenty-sixth year that Friends of Covington will honor homeowners, businesses, and organizations that have improved their properties and surroundings.
In addition to seventeen awards to be presented to homeowners from seventeen city neighborhoods, the Friends of Covington will also recognize the Covington Business Council and Renaissance Covington for the planter project along Madison Avenue. The Friends of Historic Linden Grove Cemetery and Arboretum will also be honored for their efforts at restoring and renovating the famed landmark.
“Once again, the winners include some high-profile properties that most people have passed dozens of times as well as some hidden gems that are tucked away in the secluded corners of some of our neighborhoods that don’t get a lot of through traffic,” said Ginger Dawson, president of the Friends of Covington board. “Another important thing to remember is that it’s not tough for us to find award winners year after year. This city has some great people who take great pride in the appearance of their property.”
As is often the case, this year’s winners encompass complete restorations/renovations that had six-figure price tags to projects that may have called for no more than a couple of gallons of paint and a few hours of sweat equity.
The Friends of Covington meet on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Center for Great Neighborhoods in Covington.
-Staff report