Striking A Balance – CiB looking for new members

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

Willie Gallant’s hand painted glassware is always popular at the Clinton Fall Craft Sale. (Willie is at right)

Willie Gallant’s hand painted glassware is always popular at the Clinton Fall Craft Sale. (Willie is at right)

Craft Show Well Attended

The organizers of the Clinton Fall Craft Sale were very pleased with the outcome of the event. A total of 20 vendors plus two displays (Clinton CiB Committee and Clinton Museum) ensured there was something for every taste.

And speaking of taste, attendees and vendors alike enjoyed the variety of homemade soups and chili.

Most vendors were very pleased with the sale, some even booking tables for next year’s sale.

Several shoppers took advantage of the opportunity to pick up some unique gift items or home baking to get a start on their Christmas season.

The CiB table door prize gift basket was won by Shar Painter while Wayne Marchant won the ‘Guess the Number of Kisses’ contest. This was a jar of chocolate kisses that attendees were asked to guess the correct number. The prize was the jar of kisses. Lorraine Hystad was the lucky winner of the jelly tree contest at Dodi Robinson’s table.

This event was a fundraiser for the Clinton CiB Committee. While the members were very pleased with the total funds raised, they had hoped to sign up new members as well.

The reduced number of current members may mean the group cannot run the same events, contests, etc. next year that they have done in the past. Decisions will need to be made as to whether Clinton even sits out a year in the CiB Competition if more members do not come on board. Anyone interested in what the CiB Committee is all about can contact Christine Johnstone at 250-459-2789 or Susan Swan at 250-459-2224 or by dropping by Country Squire Gift Shop in Clinton.

Art Show Success

Sandi Reed of the Clinton Country Artists and Friends Art Show said they were extremely happy with their art show.

Held in the Legion basement over Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday, the event was well attended.

She said having their event on the same weekend as the Craft Show benefited both events as people went back and forth between the two venues. They were so pleased that they already plan to do the art show the same weekend as the craft show again next year.

Halloween Kids Party

There will be a Halloween Party for the kids in the Clinton Memorial Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. Bring the kids by for costume judging, games, treats, etc. courtesy of the Clinton Recreation Commission (and more specifically Sandi Burrage) and volunteers. Please contact Sandi if you would like to help out.

CiB Meeting

The Clinton Communities in Bloom Committee will be meeting at noon on Nov. 4 in Council Chambers. Anyone who wishes to learn more about this group or who thinks they may like to join is invited to attend.

If more people do not join this group hard decisions will need to be made about the future of Communities in Bloom in Clinton.

Susan Swan

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