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A Twilights thank you
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Dear Editor: As co-chairs of Twilights at Chimney Park, we wanted to thank the Covington community for their support of Friends of Newton Parks' second Twilights event. Many individuals, organizations, and businesses contributed to this magical evening.

Thank you to Abigail Coggin of the Arts Association for planning music, Berry Christmas Tree Farm for the beautiful Christmas trees, Newton Electric Supply and Moseley Electric for new lighting features, Bonanza Productions for their generous donation and Summit Printing for posters and stickers.

Many organizations helped get the park ready for the event, created lighting features, or planned activities for all to enjoy: City of Covington, Covington/Conyers Cycle Club, Covington Garden Club, Covington Lion's Club, Covington Woman's Club, Franklin Restoration, Girl Scout Troop 576, Heartland Woman's Club, Hands On Newton, Newton County Board of Commissioners, Newton County Library System, Newton County Recreation, OCHO Inc., Oxford College Volunteers, Oxford Lion's Club, Pilot Club, Satsuki Garden Club, Service Guild and Southern Heartland Art Gallery.

Many individuals in our community helped to make this a fun-filled evening: Carol Durusau as the story teller, Claudia and Ed Minge, Tony Johnson, Dan Morgan, Harold Schmidt, Dylan Kirkley, and Molly Melvin.

Newton High School Choir, Middle Ridge Elementary Chorus and Oxford Youth Singers provided beautiful music. Art students from East Newton Elementary, Ficquett Elementary, Palmer-Stone Elementary, Rocky Plains Elementary and Veterans Middle schools provided wonderful ornaments for the live Christmas trees.

Thanks to The Covington News for terrific advertising resulting in 800 to 1,000 people attending the event.
Thank you all.

If you missed Twilights, you can still see the lights every Thursday evening through December. Add a new tradition to your holiday season. Bring your flashlight, take a stroll in the park and enjoy all the dazzling lighting features.