COVINGTON — Due to inclement weather on the originally planned date, the annual Twilights at Chimney Park celebration has been rescheduled for Sunday from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
This year’s Twilights will feature new elements, such as the Fairy Snow House Village display and the elf costume competition for children in age groups from under 4 to fifth grade.
Another first for this year’s Twilights is handicap access. The September Tribute to David Waller raised the necessary funds to construct a new entrance near the Newton County Health Department parking lot, which features parking for those with disabilities.
Boy Scout Troop 222 will direct traffic in the parking lot, and Eastside High’s drama students dressed in traditional holiday attire will greet those entering the park, while West Newton Elementary’s chorus will serenade the crowds.
Fairview Elementary, Liberty Middle, Clements Middle, and Newton High choruses will present programs near the lighted church steeple every 30 minutes.
Also performing this year will be actors from Dramatic Arts Productions, who will exhibit their versions of scenes from “A Christmas Carol,” with music provided by Michael’s Music.
United Bank of Covington, Oxford Lions Club, Violets Junior Woman’s Club, and Covington Lions Club will provide a lineup of refreshments from hot dogs to hot chocolate.
“It’s a fun, family-oriented get-together that gets everyone in the holiday spirit,” said Jean Austin, chairman of the Friends of Newton Parks board, which sponsores the event. Snapping Shoals EMC, the city of Covington, and the Newton County Board of Commissioners are among the donors who make this event possible.
Tickets are $5 per person, and children under the age of 2 get in free. Chimney Park is located at 7116 Floyd St. NE, Covington, GA 30014.