Tucked away in a shop on US 136 in Covington is one of the hidden gems of Fountain County. Wabash Valley Flower Shop touts so much more than flowers inside of its ever-expanding floor plan, specializing in unique treasurers for everyone.
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The Covington Business Council and Renaissance Covington are partnering for an aggressive three-phase flower project designed to beautify and enhance Madison Avenue between Fourth and Seventh Streets.
The cooperative effort began over the weekend with a first phase: 39 planters placed at key intersections along the route.
Volunteers from both organizations spent their Saturday working on the beautification project.
NKY Community Action Commission’s Youth Build helped with some of the heavy hauling of planters and soil.
Cost of the first phase was $19,500 with CBC purchasing the planters at a cost of $16,500 and Renaissance investing $3,000 for the flowers and soil. The City of Covington will water the planters.
CBC Executive Director Pat Frew said he hopes this initiative is the first of several in the coming months that will help the CBC to fulfill its mission of creating a positive business environment in Covington.
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Veterans and the homeless and a food drive and gifts for fire and police.
They spent Mother’s Day at the Covington Ladies Home passing out flowers and spending time with residents. Halloween was spent passing out treats with families getting back on their feet living at the First Step Home.
The December event included what they call #KindCash.
About a dozen local businesses are taking part as a way for customers to pay ahead for another person anonymously. Click here for a list of participating locations.
With their one year anniversary approaching, the Random Acts of Kindness Facebook group members said they decided to return to the cold weather clothing drive. They are looking for more volunteers to make this year’s event bigger and hope to pass out donated items to 50 neighborhoods by the end of January.
The grassroots movement has two more fundraisers planned for the end of January.
For more information about the clothing drive and fundraisers, visit the Random Acts of Kindness Facebook page.