Auctioneer Russell Allison (l) and Craig Allison

Auctioneer Russell Allison (l) and Craig Allison

Striking A Balance – Christmas generosity arrives early

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

PAC Auction Success

The residents of Clinton and area did it again. They came together for the Clinton PAC Dinner and Auction on Nov. 21. It was a sold out event and there were literally hundreds of donated items to be auctioned off.

The turkey dinner with all the fixings was terrific. The graduating class did the cleanup and dishes after the meal. Once the tables were cleared the real fun began. Local auctioneer, Russel Allison kept the pace going in the live auction while people periodically checked their bids on the silent auction.

At the end of the evening the event organizer Kim Thomas announced that, although the final tally was not in it was safe to say that the event raised over $15,000. What an amazing amount for a small community to raise. Kudos to the organizers, the helpers, all who donated and those who opened their wallets to purchase the many items. Well done!

The funds raised will be used for the extras that the school budget does not cover. This will include class trips, computer programs, sports equipment, books and more.

Clinton Health Care Auxiliary Helping Out

The Clinton Health Care Auxiliary has been very busy over the past few weeks. They have donated a flat-screen TV to the Village Fitness Room for members to use for workout videos. It was felt that this fit into the group’s mandate as it promotes preventative health.

The members also voted unanimously to donate $1,000 to WHAC to help cover the cost of the bus taking patients to see doctors in Lillooet.

At their November meeting the members decided that instead of having a Christmas Party this year they would each take the money that they would normally spend on this and donate to the Christmas Hamper fund. The members each paid for the meal that they won’t be having so one cheque could be sent to the Ashcroft and Area Community Resources Society to be used for the Christmas Food Hampers.

The Clinton Health Care Auxiliary members wish to remind everyone to attend the Legion Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and pick up some home baked Christmas goodies and/or craft and gift items. The funds raised will go toward the continued promotion of health-related projects for the community.

Susan Swan