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Credit Union leads fundraising for arena clock

Susan Swan's weekly column of community news and events in Clinton.

Clinton Art Show

The Clinton Art and Cultural Society Annual Art Show and Sale was held this year on Aug. 14-16 in the Clinton Memorial Hall.

There were eight local artists displaying their works as well as a Mixed Media presentation by the Mill Girl Follies. This was a display of photos, posters, memorabilia and video from their trip to the Festival in Germany in July.

The theme of the show this time was ‘Wildlife’ and visitors to the show were given the opportunity to choose the one entry that they felt best represented that theme. It wasn’t easy, as there were numerous entries that could qualify. At the same time visitors could choose what they considered the ‘Best in Show’. As the show continued as I write this I do not have the names of the winners.

If one wanted to immerse themselves in the art they were welcome to get their hands dirty, literally get their hands dirty! Nancy McMinn, a clay artist gave instruction on working with clay. Participants were able to craft something right there at the show.

A show like this just highlights how much talent there is in the area and gives a venue for sharing that art.

West Fraser Anniversary Celebration

West Fraser Mills is holding a 60th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 22 in Reg Conn Centennial Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

They are hosting this Family BBQ to showcase their commitment to supporting the Clinton Community.

Mill employees and their families, along with mill suppliers and contractors will be in attendance. They have invited the Mayor and Council and members of the public to attend and help them celebrate 60 years in business.

Arena Time Clock

As I reported earlier in the year, Integris Credit Union & Insurance, along with the community, is fundraising for a new time clock for the arena in Clinton. Their goal is to raise a minimum of $10,000 for one of the simpler models and have reached the $6,400 mark to date.

Integris staff has been very active in the fundraising with barbecues and draws and is planning a family spaghetti dinner and movie night.

They are really hoping to have the clock purchased and installed when the ice goes in this fall.

Anyone who would like to make a donation or organize a fundraiser is asked to contact the Branch at 250-459-2301 or 250-459-0023. Other organizations and groups are encouraged to get involved.

All who donate will be recognized by having their names posted at the arena. Contributions of any amount are gratefully accepted.

Susan Swan

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