Funky flowerpots brighten up Clinton

Columnist Susan Swan reports in with news from Clinton

Susan Swan's creation for this year's Funky Flowerpot contest in Clinton.

Susan Swan's creation for this year's Funky Flowerpot contest in Clinton.

Clinton’s Funky Flowerpots

The Village of Clinton was divided into eight neighbourhoods this year, with each one challenged to create more Funky Flowerpots than their “neighbours”. The totals are in, and the Hugo neighbourhood has been declared the winner. There were 33 entries found in the Village, with eight of them in the Hugo. The Main Street neighbourhood, which is mostly commercial properties, came in a close second with seven. As you’re driving around in Clinton, see if you can spot these unique planters.

Congratulations to everyone who created a special funky flowerpot. It makes walking around more interesting (as if our little community isn’t interesting enough!), and shows your pride in your community.

The Judges are Coming!

The Village of Clinton is participating in the 2015 National Edition of Communities in Bloom in the Up to 1000 population category, along with Arnold’s Cove, NL; Kinistino, SK; and Valhalla Centre, AB. CiB judges Bonita Lundberg, from Saskatoon, and Roger Younker, from Charlottetown, will be arriving in Clinton on July 28. The main evaluation day will be Wed., July 29, and then they will be leaving on July 30.

The Village of Clinton and the CiB Committee produced a flyer that was placed around town and on the Clinton Chatter Facebook page, encouraging residents and businesses to clean up their properties prior to the judges’ visit.

The Provincial, National, and International results will be announced in Kamloops during the Awards Ceremony from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. We all wish the Village of Clinton luck in this, its third year in the National Edition.

Susan Swan