Striking A Balance – Clinton Ball this weekend

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

Don Pigeon and his wife Gayle get the BBQ at the Home Building Center ready to feed the crowd.

Home Building Center Grand Opening

The newly branded Clinton Home Building Center held a Grand Opening from May 7-9.

Formerly associated with Irly Bird, the building center changed to a division of Home Hardware last year. Home Hardware Associates and Industry Reps were on hand on Friday to discuss their products with the public.

A hot dog barbecue was held on Saturday and there were specials throughout the store for the three days.

Clinton’s Heritage Week Kicks Off with Museum Open House

The first event of the 2015 Western Heritage Week in Clinton is the Museum Open House on Friday, May 15 beginning at 10 a.m. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. throughout Heritage Week. Members of the museum board invite everyone to come and see what they have been doing to clean and organize the museum and set up new displays of heritage materials.

On Saturday, May 16, the 148th Clinton Annual Ball will be held. Guests will enjoy a delicious three-course dinner catered by the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, dance to the music of the Evergreen Drifters and be entertained by a captivating dance troupe from Kamloops. Prizes for best costumes will be presented.

The Economic Development Society is once again hosting the Heritage Week Dress-Up Contest. Businesses are encouraged to decorate their premises and dress up in heritage garb for the week. Judging will take place on Friday, May 22 with prizes being awarded for the best male costume, best female costume and best-costumed people at a Clinton business.

The Old Timers’ Tea from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, May 22 is a time-honoured tradition in Clinton. It is a chance to renew acquaintances or make some new friends while enjoying a cup of tea and light refreshments. Everyone is invited and admission is free.

On Saturday, May 23 the Clinton Annual Parade takes to the streets at 11 a.m. The theme of the parade this year is “Gold Rush Trail”. Entry forms are available from Integris Credit Union, the Village Office and the Clinton Coffee House. Organizers are asking participants to register before May 18 so they can more effectively organize the parade line up.

Following the parade the Mill Girl Follies will be serving Pulled Pork on a Bun in the lot beside the Health Centre. Children are welcome to have free hotdogs and a drink at the Fire Hall. The Legion will also be serving burgers so there is no need to go hungry.

Then it’s off to the Rodeo! I’ll have more information on that next week.

Susan Swan

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