Today I visited Chimney Park and The Bike Fest both in Downtown Covington. Chimney Park sits just behind the Newton County Library off of Floyd Street. Chimney Park will be hosting the 2014 Fairy House Festival on Saturday, May 3rd, from 2-5 p.m. The rain date will be Sunday, May 4th. Admission is $5 per person with children under 2 admitted free. The fee covers refreshments, entertainment and crafts, including decorated fairy wings.
According to Shore, the festival will offer an array of crafts, music, refreshments and entertainment. “For the first time, vendors will be on site to sell child or fairy-themed goods, along with handmade, homemade and homegrown items. Space for a limited number of vendors must be purchased in advance,” she said.
I had a great day out in the community today with such gorgeous weather and to be able to visit Chimney Park and The Bike Fest was a Sunday afternoon treat. Scoops had awesome ice-cream today, it really did hit the spot too. I noticed while on the Square that the Relay for Life in Newton County is April 25th and they are all set up in the old Mayfield Hardware building on the Square for the all night event. As I walked around the Bike Fest I remembered fondly my father who was known as a Harley rider with many friends in the community that ride. He was on my mind all day today during the Bike Fest. Known as “The Man from Yellow River”, Mr. Mayron Fuller of The Fuller Family Farms off Almon Road and 1-20. Oh how he loved and adored his Harley. Here’s to you Dad! Today was a beautiful day for us to be out and about and I thank you Dad for watching over me with such great care and love. Hoping he enjoyed today as I am certain he saw the Bike Fest through my eyes and heart with every step. There is so much to do around town right now. The Bike Fest was today, The Relay for Life at the end of April and Chimney Park Twilights in May. I cannot wait for all these fantastic family fun filled events that I plan to be at each one. I love this little amazing town from the bottom of my heart. Growing up here and spending my adult life reminiscing all my days is a wonderful memory in the file cabinet of my heart. From The Little Red Schoolhouse, Ficquett, Sharp and Newton High, and Dekalb Technical College, Covington Campus all my days have been shared here in this amazing little glorious town which once was a hidden glory now all abuzz. What a fantastic start to my week! This past Friday I found out that my scholarship had been awarded through The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network for training classes at The Georgia Peer Support Institute. I am so thrilled that I will be celebrating my ten year anniversary this year of diagnosis of mental illness and marital abuse in training classes. This would make my parent’s awfully proud to be accepted by the State of GA for a full scholarship for schooling in the mental health field. I made it Mom & Dad and not a moment too soon. This ten year anniversary year will be spent in training classes and working on a community project of my studies to be presented in the community. Then, on Saturday I was able to spend the entire day with my best friend Mark dining at Ruby Tuesday and flower & garden shopping Saturday afternoon and a stroll around his garden. We always have such beautiful days with memories that ignite my spirit and leave me with such wonderful memories and feelings that are not always found by everyone. Feelings of this lasting friendship that has been bestowed upon me is a great feeling. Such feelings of love when I am with Mark and for all those times in between our visits it makes our visit even more longed for. And today, Chimney Park and The Bike Fest was full of so much sunshine and Scoops Ice – Cream. A day does not get much better that a scoop of Chocolate Chip Ice Cream at The Square Park. Hoping this is the beginning of a great week ahead full of hope and that walk by faith that I am always living. The walk by faith that surrounds my life and has now for nearly ten years. Taking life one day at a time with a walk by faith and not so much by sight. Walking by faith. Good Night, all. See you in the morning.