Clinton CiB Chair Christine Johnstone (l) holding the ribbon with Robin Fennel

Clinton CiB Chair Christine Johnstone (l) holding the ribbon with Robin Fennel

Barney Bentall performing in Clinton

News from Clinton, including a forthcoming concert and a new bench

New Bench for Village

On Aug. 10 the Village of Clinton took possession of a new bench, which sits in front of the Village Office. Chainsaw carver Ken Sheen created the special bench to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the naming of Clinton. This true work of art features a pioneer man and woman at either end, with a detailed carving of a pioneer scene between them. If you get a chance, drop by and see this amazing piece of work.

This is the second carved bench that the Village has acquired this summer. Darren Cox produced the first carved bench, with the 150/50 logo carved into the back. It was brought to Clinton on July 29 and currently sits beside the Health Centre. Both benches will be displayed for the residents and visitors to enjoy.

Community Garden Open House

Several gardeners who have been making use of the Clinton Community Garden were on hand on Aug. 14 to showcase the garden. Mayor Jim Rivett was also there to officially open the garden with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The garden was the brainchild of the Communities in Bloom Committee, and has been two years in the making. The Village of Clinton provided the land where the garden was created, and volunteers using donated materials constructed all the raised beds. A generous Integris Credit Union donation assisted in paying for the lattice fence which surrounds the garden. Volunteers also constructed the garden shed, again with materials that had been donated.

Although some of the plots were planted last year, it was only recently that trees and shrubs were added to the exterior of the garden to finish off the project. This year all the beds were rented and planted. Plans are underway to construct a few more beds before planting season next year.

Integris Helps Out

On Aug. 14 several members of the Clinton and District Assisted Living Facility Society gratefully accepted a $500 cheque from Integris Credit Union. Evelyn Bell of Integris Insurance presented the cheque to the Society President, Judy Hampton.

Music in the Park

Make sure you have your calendar marked for the next music in the park event in Clinton. On Saturday, Aug. 31 Barney Bentall takes to the stage in the bandshell in Reg Conn Centennial Park for a FREE concert. Bring your own chairs and blanket (it gets cool when the sun goes down), and plan to enjoy an evening of music. This is the final 150/50 sponsored Music in the Park event, but there are lots more events planned for the fall. Stay tuned!

Susan Swan