Doors open at 5:30 pm. This is a FREE Covington Heritage Foundation Event. __________________________________________________________________________
CHARACTERS OF COVINGTON
CAROLYN TALLEY PEARCE
Lifelong Covington area resident, Carolyn will share recollections of growing up, living and working in Covington and the surrounding community. She is a retired school teacher and the daughter of the late Red and Evelyn Talley, owners of Talley's Feed and Seed Store on Columbia Street.
"Be the Best in Everything That You Do," is the motto by which Murray James, Jr. has lived his life. Author of "A Poor Man Can Survive," Mr. James will share his recollections of living in Covington, including his rewarding experience working for Mr. Baron Hebert Jr., a man stricken with polio whom he assisted for more than 42 years.
MARY PRATT LOBDELL
A long-time teacher at Lee Road Jr. High, Mary Pratt will share her fondest memories of growing up, living and working in Covington and the surrounding rural community, including reminiscences of her father's award-winning author Walker Percy.
REVEREND PETER SYLVESTER ATKINS
Ida James will share stories of a legacy, Reverend Peter S. Atkins, founder and pastor of Bethel Reform Methodist Church as well as a civil rights leader, civic organizer, community advocate, and educator.
Light refreshments and beverages will be served.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS, CALL 985-892-1873.