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The History of the Covington Country Club

The Covington Country Club was established in 1954 with fifteen original directors, now affectionately known as the "founding fathers." The site is the original Flowers' home. With intestinal fortitude and dedication, these directors each contributed $1000 to start. According to Charlie Noell, there were only about three or four directors that had the money. "The others, like myself", stated Mr. Noell, "had to float a bank loan to secure the money." The original membership consisted of 80 families.
The Club was remodeled and decorated beautifully during those first months. A gala Christmas open house was held on December 30, 1954 to show off the renovation and to entice membership. The event was hosted by Mrs. Jimmy Witherington, chairperson of decorations assisted by Mrs. Sterling Ruffin Jr. as co-chairperson. Mrs. Bert Johnston and Mrs. L.D. Elliston were chairpersons of the food. Assisting were Mrs. Otto Cherry, Mrs. O. J. Naifeh, Mrs. Clyde Owen, Sr., Mrs. Paul Scott, Mrs. Bill Simonton, Mrs. Odell Smith, Mrs. James Stephenson, Mrs. Max Weis, and Mrs. W. H. Wooten.
Jimmy Stephenson had selected some sturdy, attractive furniture and all Fall, while outside work was doing work on the golf course, the wives of the directors were busy inside making draperies, begging, borrowing, and as a last resort, buying kitchen and dining room equipment. One year following the open house, the membership rolls had nearly doubled to 150.
The wives clamored regularly for a pool and the directors increased their notes at the bank and built a swimming pool that opened in 1956. The first lifeguards were Jimmy and Rick Hendricks. On opening day of the new pool, everyone attended in appropriate attire, with the exception of Charlie Noell who arrived in a suit and tie. Naturally, the first thing that Bill Simonton did was toss him into the pool, wallet and all. The directors were always keeping each other in line!
When feeding large crowds, because of the space, dinners were held outside. There were big Fourth of July parties, pool opening parties in Summer, Labor Day dinners, and from the very beginning Ladies' Day. The first Ladies' Day hosted 80 guests. This enabled the directors' wives to enlist the assistance of other talented women to conduct social events and help sponsor entertainment. One of the more notable contributions was Patricia Anderson's master-minded water ballet for a pool opening party.

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