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Striking A Balance – Celebrating Heritage Week

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

Heritage Week Dress Up

The Clinton and District Economic Development Society is once again holding a Dress Up Contest for the people in Clinton. The judging will take place on Friday, May 22. Prizes will be awarded for best male costume, best female costume and best-costumed people at a Clinton business.

The Old Timers’ Tea

The Old Timers’ Tea has long been a part of Clinton’s heritage week celebrations. This is a time to come and renew old acquaintances, make some new friends and enjoy some refreshments at Clinton’s Memorial Hall. This is a free event put on by dedicated volunteers who have kept the tradition going over the years.

The Tea runs from 1-3 p.m. on  May 22 so those coming from Ashcroft or TNRD Area I can hop on the Transit Bus, come and enjoy the Tea and return home on the bus.

Hope to see you in Clinton!

Clinton Parade

The theme for the 2015 Clinton Parade is ‘The Gold Rush’. The parade starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 so pick your site early to get a good vantage point form which to view the parade. Participants should be ready to line up early (by 10 a.m. at the latest) on Smith Ave. – Bell St. area near the south entrance to Reg Conn Centennial Park.

Lots to Eat

Following the parade the Mill Girl Follies will be serving ‘Pulled Pork on a Bun’ in the parking lot next to the Clinton Health Center. There will also be free hot dogs for the kids at the Fire Hall at 309 Lebourdais Ave. And the Legion will be serving barbecued hamburgers. There is no need for anyone to go hungry!

Rodeo Time

The Clinton May Ball Rodeo, a BCRA Rodeo runs Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24. There will also be the popular local events of Wild Cow Milking, Packhorse Race and Cowboy Footraces. The action begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The local 4H Club will hold a Steak Dinner with live entertainment at 5 p.m. at the Rodeo Grounds.

The Rodeo Dance, which begins at 8 p.m. at the arena at the Rodeo Grounds, will feature Barney Bentall, Dustin Bentall, Kendal Carson and guests to keep the music coming.

A Pancake Breakfast and Rodeo Slack will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday morning and the BCRA Rodeo continues at 1 p.m.

There will be a concession and beer garden available all weekend at the rodeo grounds and a shuttle bus will be available between the rodeo grounds and Clinton all weekend.

Susan Swan

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