Betsy Fay

It was a busy week in our household with meetings and finishing my elbow physical therapy.

I started the week with a social meeting on Monday night. It was held at my house, as the yellow flies were out, and I was afraid people would get bitten if we met at the pool, as originally planned.

We had eight homeowners come to the meeting including one new neighbor who will be moving into Covington Lake next week.

We discussed the National Night Out that is on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 5 -8 p.m. It is a block party that will be held at the pool to celebrate and meet first responders.

We have a commitment from Chiefs Hill and Tanner to attend and bring other responders and fire and police equipment.

As we get closer to the date, we will ask homeowners to bring their favorite side dishes, and the board will provide hot dogs and water. BYOB for adult beverages.

We hope homeowners will bring school supplies for A Day of Hope, which supports over 200 children before school starts.

There will be corn hole, face painting and other activities for all. I hope homeowners will pitch in to make this event successful.

We also discussed the community yard sale that will be Oct. 5 and the Christmas party, Dec. 7.

The social committee asked the board to consider an event sign that would be installed by the main entrance so events could be announced ahead of time.

We discussed having a welcome packet for new owners and what to include in the packet. Several homeowners volunteered to work on this project.

If you have any other social events that you would like to see in Covington Lake, the social committee welcomes you to get the details and help plan an event such as a movie or social night at the pool.

At this month’s board meeting, the board selected a company to do the reserve study about future needs of our community. This is done every three years.

If you haven’t noticed yet, Southern Asphalt is starting to put up work signs for the start of the widening of Carolina Forest Boulevard this week.

Covington Lake will lose five feet of its middle median so that the bike/walkway can be built from Gateway Drive to River Oaks Drive.

Summer Quest began on Monday at the library. Don’t forget to go to to register your children for the reading program and see all the different programs that are coming to the library this summer.

The Book Nook continues to receive lots of book donations including children’s and teen books and a huge donation of Star Trek books.

The store has books from all genres so there is something for everyone’s interests and the price is right. Stop by and check it out.

The Horry County Animal Shelter made a surprise visit to the library on June 13, and two of the four dogs up for adoption went to new homes. They only charge a $40 adoption fee reduced from $80 when you adopt during their library visits.

No word on the new senior center that is supposed to be built next to the library. I understand they are still waiting on some grant money needed to build it.

The Carolina Forest Civic Association’s Joseph DeFeo Memorial Golf Tournament will be Aug. 17. Visit for details about entering this tournament which will be played at Legends Golf Course. They are also looking for people and companies to sponsor holes.

Happy birthday to John Lopez and Mary Ann Kinnelly June 22, Ron Murphy June 23, and Landon Daggett June 25.

Look forward to hearing the news and events of the neighborhood. Email me at


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