The Tipton County Commission on Aging is in the process of organizing a musical program to celebrate our nation and praise God. The program, "Patriotism and Praise", will be held at the First Baptist Church in Covington on Sunday afternoon February 18th. This celebration will include musical talent from throughout Tipton County, as well as being a fundraiser for this non-profit organization.
In keeping with the patriotism theme, all Tipton County Middle School Students are invited to submit an essay entitled, "Why I Am Proud to Be an American". Each school would be responsible for judging and submitting their winning essay to the Tipton County Commission on Aging located at 100 W. Washington Avenue, Covington by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13th. Members of the Tipton County Retired Teachers Association will choose one overall winning essay.
Each school's winner will receive $50 and be recognized as a finalist during the February 18th program. The overall winner will be asked to read their essay at the program. All essays need to be typed with a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 300 words. It is requested that there be no political views (Democrat, Republican, etc.) expressed in these writings.