Amy (Lockwood) Thompson was born and raised in the Oakwood/Fithian, Illinois area. She graduated from Oakwood High School and Danville Area Community College. She has continued to take several classes, courses and Continuing Education throughout the years and says that staying educated and informed is extremely important in this ever-changing world.She moved to Covington in 2004 where she immediately delved into getting involved in the Covington Community. Amy has served on many area boards including the Covington Business Association where she held the offices of President, Vice-President and Secretary. She has served many years as the Chairperson for the Covington Apple Fest and has been a member of the Covington Business Association since 2006. Amy currently serves on the Steering Committee for the Festival of Trees in Danville and is the chairperson for the Princess Tea. Some of her other committees and organizations she is involved in are the Illina Alzheimer’s Association, and is the Champion for Fountain County with the MatchBox Acceleration Program. She is also a past member of the Danville Rotary Club and the Executive Club of Danville. Amy also served on the Covington 4th of July Celebration Committee and is proud to have been the Pageant Director for the first-ever 4th of July Queen who won the Indiana State Festival Association Queen title.She works at Liberty Village of Danville as the Director of Marketing, owns her own dress shop and also owns AT Marketing/Pageant Prep by Amy. Amy has been a pageant director, coach and judge since 1990. She has had numerous young ladies achieve local, state and national titles. Amy is a former cheerleading and dance coach at both the high school and junior college level. She enjoys judging dance and cheer competitions and said that she is again looking forward to being a judge at the second annual Dancing for the Stars at the Fischer Theatre in Danville.Amy said that being involved in the Covington Community is a very important part of her life. I have always volunteered wherever I am. It doesn’t matter how different we are. What matters in building a community is the desire to live in a peaceful and caring environment, in spite of our differences.Moreover, we have to bring our own contributions if we want to make our community a better place. It doesn’t have to be something huge — as long as you are kind and willing to help others, you’ll be a great asset to you community. In exchange, your community will give you a sense of belonging and the feeling that you are never alone. This past year and half I have felt the love of my community even more so and for that, I am forever grateful.
She said she is extremely honored to have been asked to serve as the Parade Grand Marshall. “The Covington 4th of July Celebration is very special to me. My sons grew up attending this festival every year and I truly enjoyed my time serving on the Celebration Board. This group of volunteers spends countless hours bringing an amazing festival to Covington each year. The memories that families make at this festival are memories they will treasure for a lifetime.” Amy and her husband, Chuck, have four children; Taira, Cole, Clayton and Colton (deceased) and two grandchildren; Broen and Brynn. Amy enjoys traveling, trying out new restaurants, advocating for the geriatric population and discovering boutiques throughout Indiana and Illinois.