COV200 still at work ensuring a lasting legacy from bicentennial celebration

Though Covington’s bicentennial year of 2015 is now in the past, celebration continues as volunteers behind COV200 have more in store to make sure the city’s future is as rich as its history.

“We have accomplished a lot of great things this past year celebrating Covington’s history, and as the celebrations wind down we want to continue the momentum of those efforts into Covington’s future,” COV200 Chair Normand Desmarais says. 

To maintain momentum, COV200 is hosting a Legacy Launch Event at the Madison Event Center Thursday, Feb. 25, when the group will unveil plans to meet the goal of the Legacy Education Initiative to ensure success among all children in the City of Covington by closing the achievement gap. 

Covington schools, along with Children, Inc. and other key community partners, have already launched Footsteps2Brilliance, a literacy game app that is free for Covington residents with children between the ages of 3 and 9. This is just one step of many toward healthy students and families in Covington. 

At the Legacy Launch Event, key players will be recognized for their contributions throughout the bicentennial celebration and the finished Bicentennial Time Capsule will be on display for all to see. 

“The time capsule is a way for Covington residents to be a part of Covington history,” Desmarais says, “and leave their own legacy for future generations.”

Do Good: 

Register for the Legacy Launch Event at 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Tickets are free. 

• Learn more about the Legacy Project here.

• Like COV200 on Facebook.

Read more articles by Brittany York.

Brittany York is a freelance writer, adjunct English composition instructor and server at Orchids at Palm Court. She loves travel and photography. Keep up with Brittany on Instagram @brittbrittbrittbrittany.
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