History and Holly, Wreaths Across America

The City of Covington announces that the Wharton Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution joined with Wreaths Across America to raise funds to honor the military service members buried in Covington Cemetery #1.  
On Saturday, December 14, the Wharton Chapter, guests, and members of the community will gather to honor those men and women who have so honorably served our country. Wreaths made from fresh Maine balsam will be placed on the final resting places of every veteran buried within the cemetery so that their names and their service is never forgotten.

Please join the Covington Heritage Foundation for its annual History and Holly Home Tour, which this year – for the first time – will include two historic churches! This annual event has quickly become a northshore holiday tradition that you won’t want to miss. Featured will be four beautiful homes in the W. 19th, W. 20th and Jefferson avenues area, Covington Presbyterian Church, and St. Peter Catholic Church, which will feature music from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

This is a perfect outing to enjoy with friends and family as you walk the pedestrian-friendly route (trams will also be available), touring the festively adorned homes and churches, sipping wine (provided) and enjoying the sounds of the season from a harpist and strolling carolers. In addition, there will be new Christmas cards and ornaments (by local artists Suzanne King and Jax Frey, respectively) available for purchase.

Tickets are limited, and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-and-holly-home-tour-2019-tickets-76841636403. On event day, exchange your online ticket for a required wristband at Covington Presbyterian Church, our tour headquarters, before starting the tour. Tickets are also available at the following retail outlets: Southern Hotel, Jefferson House, and Braswell Drugs.