Acquistapace's Covington Supermarket
Coats, Calendars and Cheese
Knights of Columbus Coat Collection
Cheese Sculpture Underway
It's Field Trip Time!
Make the kids a part of your next trip to Acquistapace's. Let them check out the HUGE cheese sculpture … over 4,000 pounds!

The Knights of Columbus are doing their annual coat collection. Let the kids put their gently used coats in the collection box. It's a good thing.

Have them grab a CovLA newsletter from the green boxes out front. Let them read page 3 and discover Christmas in Covington - a great children's event.
If you have coats to donate, put them in your car today. Once inside the store you will remember you were supposed to bring the coats. You can then go back outside to your car and get the coats. Voila!
LSU Baseball Coach Jay Johnson
Feeding the Needy Fundraiser Luncheon
11:30am, November 22, St. Paul's School
Join the Covington Rotary Club and distinguished guest speaker Jay Johnson for food and fellowship at our annual fundraising luncheon. This fundraiser allows us to deliver more
than 1500 turkey dinners with all the trimmings to area families
in need on Christmas morning.
Purchase tickets or donate at www.
And atop the SEC West!
Young Litterphobes in the Making
Cub Scout Troop 160, Wolf Den

Much thanks to these young scouts and State Representative Mark Wright (not pictured ; ) who selected an area in our city for litter abatement … and abate they did.

Great job, gentlemen!

Also, thanks to all those residents who have selected a block or so for picking up or mowing. Our Public Works Department could not do it all without your help : )
Council Approves 2023 Budget
“Per usual, there is no deficit spending nor an increase in taxes.” MMJ
A long and tedious process begins in June and July with each Department Head and Director comparing and contrasting the current year's budget to next year's needs. This is then followed in August by the mayor, the CAO and the Finance Director picking apart their proposals, line by line.
In September, the budget is submitted to the Council that picks it apart a second time (or seven times if you count each councilperson). Almost 100 questions are submitted to Admin and two separate public workshops are hosted. By the time the Council approves the budget in November it has been scrutinized to the nth degree. Click here for the St. Tammany Farmer's Take.
History and Holly Home Tour
This Year's Homes

Courtney and Robert Weilman
419 S. New Hampshire

Michelle and Matthew Crumhorn
122 Park Drive
Christ Episcopal Chapel
Constructed in 1848

Carol and Jim Billon
252 S. New Hampshire

Marie and Todd Gregory
405 S. Vermont
A perfect outing to enjoy with friends and family as you walk the pedestrian-friendly route, touring the festively adorned homes, sipping wine (provided) and enjoying the sounds of the season from the strolling carolers (Knights of Columbus).

Proceeds allow the CHF to offer those wonderful free heritage events year round.

Special Guest Appearance: Elf
Vienna - Paris - Covington
As I am fond of saying, our little Covington is "One of the Coolest Cities in America." Like the great cities of the world, we have centuries of history (OK, just two centuries), wonderful live music (over 100 free acts each year) and unbelievable cuisine (if you're going to open a restaurant in Covington, you better be good). Replace 'America' with "Northern Hemisphere" and there you have it:
Vienna - Paris - Covington
Three of the Coolest Cities in the Northern Hemisphere
Lyon High Lions
In 1929 Superintendent of Education Elmer Lyon over saw the opening of a new high school on Jefferson Avenue, now the home of William Pitcher Jr. High. The school was named Lyon High and its mascot, the Lions.
The first graduating class of Lyon High Lions was in 1930.
Band members in 1939 included Claire Cooper (Parish President's Mike Cooper's aunt) and Everett Drinkard on clarinet. They would marry and populate the city with Drinkards. The small boy in the middle is Ralph Menetre. Third row, end seat on the right is Evelyn Simpson who married Red Talley. Together they owned and operated Talley's Feed and Seed. Seated next to her is a Kohnke whose father was the pharmacist at Hebert's Drugs prior to Stanley Bridges.
Located on Columbia Street (current location of O'Keefe's), the Talleys sold Ful-O-Pep feeds before Purina.
Country music bands, ostensibly from the Opry, would perform inside the feed store. Check out the Zetz bottle in the girl's hand ; )
Ralph Menetre would leave the band for basketball and football. Members of the 1945 basketball team would become legendary educators in St. Tammany: Coach Hubie Gallagher, Troy Jackson, Henri Ferrer, Ralph Menetre, Ronnie Pogue and Cyp Schoen.
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