Shopping and visiting at the annual Clinton Fall Craft Sale

Shopping and visiting at the annual Clinton Fall Craft Sale

Striking a Balance – Craft sales offer unique gifts from Clinton

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

Clinton Fall Craft Sale

The people who took advantage of the fourth annual Clinton Fall Craft Sale were not disappointed. They were able to find unique gift items for all ages.

Although the number of visitors to the sale was down this year, most vendors were happy with how the day turned out.

Personally, I was able to get a good start on my Christmas shopping, especially for family members in Ontario. They will be getting items from my neck of the woods. It is much more personal than going out and buying something in a big box store. They can get those things anywhere.

The Christmas Pledge

I received a message on Facebook that I want to pass along. It is a Christmas Pledge and it goes like this: “This Christmas I pledge to Shop local; Spend local; Eat local; Enjoy local and support the local businesses that support me and my community.”

If we all take this pledge we can help our local businesses and our communities. Every dollar that you spent locally benefits your community. Think about that before heading out of town to do your shopping.

Clinton Economic Development AGM

The Clinton & District Economic Development Society Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Clinton Memorial Hall.

Guest speakers include Victoria Weller of the TNRD Film Commission. She will update on film activities in the area and opportunities in the film industry.

Also attending is Donnie Reid of NASA to give an update on the explorations of the microbialites during the MARSLIFE Project in Kelly Lake last year and what the future may hold for the program.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Seniors Association Market Place

The Clinton Seniors Association will hold their Annual Market Place (formerly known as the Seniors Flea Market) at the Clinton Memorial Hall on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to used items there promises to be lots of new goods, baking, crafts, Christmas ornaments and more.

The Seniors Association invites you to come and check out the wares and enjoy lunch while you shop.

Susan Swan