Tuesday, October 31, 2017

7th Annual Alvin Awards - Playmakers 1972

On September 11, 1972, some forty-five years ago, the Playmakers Inc. little theater group in Covington held its annual "Alvin Awards" ceremony to recognize outstanding performances and backstage work for the previous year. Here are some pictures and an article. Click on the images to make them larger.


The 1972 FFA Speech

In 1972, the local FFA Chapter heard Alfred Stevens give a talk about what it takes to succeed in life. To read his comments, click on the image to enlarge the type size. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Basketball Fund-raising

There were a number of ways to raise funds for community projects. Back in 1974, this was one of the more entertaining ones. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

That's the one!

Pumpkin patch perusing is always interesting, especially when it comes to choosing the perfect pumpkin.

"That's the one!"

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Peter A. Chopin Nature Preserve - 1993

In 1993, a 24 acre parcel of land in Big Branch was leased to create the Peter A. Chopin Nature Preserve. Click on the image below for a larger view.

Click on the link above to see a video about the Peter A. Chopin Nature Preserve and the ceremonies held at the signing of the lease for the property. The video contains some interesting comments about the importance of setting aside nature preserves.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Covington High Football Parade

The annual Covington High School football homecoming parade rolled through Covington Thursday evening with hundreds of enthusiastic fans in the crowd along the roadside. Here are some photos. Click on the images to make them larger.

100 Years Ago This Week

What was going on 100 years ago this week?

CLICK HERE for a link to the St. Tammany Farmer edition of October 27, 1917. The link is provided by the Library of Congress and its Chronicling America service.

Click on the images below to see larger versions of the pictures.

A real estate ad from 1917