Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Ribbon Cutting Held for Covington Library

A festive ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the Covington Library Branch this morning as dozens of special guests and dignitaries gathered to view the newly-renovated building. The St. Tammany Parish Library System's event drew public officials from the city and parish level, with special music by the William Pitcher Junior High chorus.

The ribbon is cut
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Library Director Kelly LaRocca welcomes the crowd

Covington Mayor Mark Johnson

The Walker Percy sculpture was admired by Parish President Mike Cooper and Walker Percy's youngest daughter Ann.


Mary Pratt Lobdell, Percy's oldest daughter


Don Smith the sculptor was also on hand. 

Members of the board of directors of the St. Tammany Genealogical Society offered information and a reminder of their next meeting. Seated from left are Beth Stahr, Sheila Delacroix, and Sharon Webb. Standing, left to right, are Pam Herty, Dick Boever, Tom Gannon, and Marguerite Scully.


William Pitcher Junior High Chorus sang the National Anthem

Even Spiderman dropped in to see what was going on.

The Covington High NJROTC presented the flag at the beginning of the ceremony, and Rev. Mallory Callahan II delivered the invocation. 

Remarks on the occasion were offered by Rebecca Taylor, president of the Library Board of Control; Mayor Mark Johnson of Covington, and Parish President Mike Cooper. 

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