Rockin’ and Talkin’ – Christmas party donates to local charities

Zee Chevalier's monthly column on what the Clinton Seniors' Association is up to.

Gift of Days by R. H. Grenville

A new year, yes, and something more-

A clean white page, an open door

To pathways never trod before!

Not twelve months drably cut and dried,

That hours divide and subdivide,

But wings full-fledged and stretching wide.

For what is gift of days to me

Unless in Truth I learn to see

That life is opportunity,

While every dawn that thrills my sight

Unfolds in newness and delight,

A resurrection from the night!

The new year offers a fresh start. Make 2013 a healthy year with good choices. January 20 is the beginning of National Non-Smoking Week. Is this the year that you will give up smoking?

One of the most important things you can do is to maintain a healthy life style. Keep your weight in check. Healthy eating may give you the necessary energy to complete your daily activities so it is important to consider whether your regular diet is giving you all the essential basic nutrients.

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”   – Theodore Roosevelt

Clinton Seniors Association members enjoyed their annual Christmas Party on Dec. 5. In lieu of exchanging gifts, everyone was invited to make a monetary contribution and put their name in a basket for a draw. The person whose name is drawn has the privilege of designating a charity or organization to be the recipient of the amount of money collected. Rollie Higginbottom’s name was drawn and he selected the Clinton Snow Jockey Club to be the beneficiary of a cheque in the amount of $210.    Thank you to everyone for their generosity to make this gift possible.

The first annual Victorian Christmas celebration took place on Dec. 8 and 9. Clinton Seniors Association held a Tea on Saturday afternoon in support of the Communities in Bloom initiative.  Thank you to everyone who attended or contributed in any way to make the event a success.

Friday, Dec. 14 was the final day of work for Marcia Begin, RN who had managed the Clinton Health and Wellness Centre for over 10 years. Friends gathered at the Clinton Memorial Hall on Dec. 10 for a retirement party to say thank you. Meghan Nairn has been hired to fill the position. Please drop in to the Clinic to welcome her to Clinton.

In December Clinton Seniors Association members were saddened to learn of the passing of Mary Beeds, Joyce Munro’s mother, and of Earl Huestis, husband of Loraine. Condolences to both families.

Safety tips from FortisBC:

*  Never kick or hit your meter if ice builds up. Call us for assistance at 1-888-224-2710.

*  After a snowfall, brush snow away from your meter by hand until the regulator and shut off valve are clear to help avoid pipe breakages, leaks and interruptions of gas service. Clear a path for the meter reader.

Happy Birthday to Aldea Chastenay Jan. 5 and to Zee Chevalier Jan. 29.

Zee Chevalier

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