Rockin’ & Talkin’ – Seniors elect new president

Zee Chevalier's monthly news from the Clinton Seniors Association

“In seed time learn,

In harvest teach,

In winter enjoy,”

-William Blake

Officially the first day of winter is Dec. 21, but here in Clinton, temperatures dropped and snow fell on Nov. 2. It has seemed like winter ever since. Motorists are reminded to switch to winter tires and to use extreme caution driving in winter conditions.

The Marketplace on Nov. 2 was a successful event. Thank you to all who worked hard to organize the day with special thanks extended to the Psalm 23 men who set up tables on Friday and cleaned everything up on Saturday. Well done, guys! Your help was very much appreciated.

Darcy Cornet won the $10 door prize. Two stained glass sun catchers generously donated by Marg Trembath for door prizes were won by Alice Crosson and Kelsey Ambler. Thank you, Marg! Heather Eling won the Merchant Appreciation prize of $10 and kindly returned it to the Clinton Seniors Association. Thank you, Heather! Peel ‘n’ Pay Raffle prize of $50 was won by Wayne Marchand. Congratulations, Wayne!

Clinton Seniors Association held their Annual General Meeting on Nov. 21. Elected as Officers and Directors are the following: Chairperson Yvette May; Vice Chairperson Joyce Witt; Secretary-Treasurer Zee Chevalier; and Directors Mary Burrage, Helene Cade, Isabel Haining and Eleanor Pigeon. Villa Board Directors: Mary Burrage, Alice Crosson, Isabel Haining, Yvette May and Eleanor Pigeon.

Thank you was extended to out-going Chairperson Helene Cade and the Executive for 2013.

Members of the Clinton Seniors Association and invited guests will enjoy a Christmas Dinner Party in the Legion basement Dec. 4 at 5:30 pm.

We’re into the final month of celebrating Clinton’s 150/50 anniversaries and it’s been a wonderful, busy year of events of every description. Thank you to the hard working Committee and to the Village Council who worked so hard to bring it all together for our pleasure and enjoyment. Wasn’t the Variety Show a fun evening? Well done, everyone!

The CP Holiday train will be stopping in Ashcroft on Saturday, Dec. 14 with a wonderful show of lights and live entertainment. The train is scheduled to arrive at 9 pm.

For the 14th year, the CP Rail Holiday Train will journey across six Canadian provinces in its goal to focus on the important job of local food banks. All food and money raised at each stop stays in that community for local distribution.  The Food Bank in Ashcroft serves Clinton as well as Ashcroft and Cache Creek.

There is no regular General meeting in December. The next meeting of the Clinton Seniors Association is Jan. 16 in the Seniors Centre – 217 Smith Ave., following noon lunch.

Plan to join our organization.  Annual membership is $15. There are three fund raisers in the year; the Daffodil Tea in March, the July 1 Yard sale and the Marketplace in November. The rest of the year, as many social activities and outings as the members desire. Cards and Games are every Monday at 1 pm at the Clinton Seniors Centre. September and June feature Potluck lunches.

Happy Birthday to Joyce Witt on Dec. 8.

“A man’s as old as he’s feeling, A woman as old as she looks.”  –  Mortimer Collins

Christmas is in the air and various groups are contriving to put you in the mood. There’ll be Christmas parties and sales, a decorated museum and the lighting of the official Christmas tree. Enjoy the Christmas season safely.

Best wishes to all for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Zee Chevalier

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