Striking a Balance: groups gearing up for fall

Now that summer is over, volunteer groups of all sorts are starting up again - and looking for new members.

Back to school

Well, it’s official; school has started for another school year. Excited children (and equally excited parents) saw the beginning of the new school year on Tuesday, September 6.

Drivers are reminded to take extra caution as the kids get back into the routine of heading back to classes. In their excitement, children may not be paying as much attention as they should on our streets and roadways.

Also take care around school buses, especially when they are stopped with their lights flashing.

This is just one more clear sign that our summer (the summer that wasn’t) has come to an end. Many of the clubs and organizations that recessed for the summer are starting up again, and are looking for members and volunteers.

Clinton CiB

The Clinton Communities in Bloom Committee met on Wednesday, September 7 to begin planning for the upcoming Clinton Fall Craft Sale on October 22. Any area crafters who wish to take part in this eighth annual craft sale are asked to contact Susan Swan, either by phoning (250) 459-2224 or e-mailing sscountrysquire@gmail.com for information.

Clinton Outdoor Sportsmen Association

This group also met on Wednesday, September 7 to begin planning their activities for the fall and winter months.

Community yard sales

Saturday, September 10 will see a garage and bake sale at Bethel Pentecostal Church (308 Dewdney Avenue) and a community yard sale at 305 Foster Avenue (behind the library).

The second sale is for anyone who would like to set up and sell items, and there is no charge to vendors for taking part. The summer months may be over, but that doesn’t mean the sales need to stop!

Health Care Auxiliary

The Clinton Health Care Auxiliary will hold a meeting on Tuesday, September 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the Clinton Health and Wellness Centre. New members are welcome. If you just want to come and see what this group is all about, you are welcome to attend.

Clinton council

Due to the UBCM (Union of B.C. Municipalities) Conference from September 26 to 30, the Village of Clinton council will hold only one regular meeting in September. It will be on Wednesday, September 14 beginning at 7 p.m. in the council chambers. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Clinton Quilters and Crafters

This informal group meets on Wednesdays, starting September 14 in the Clinton Seniors’ Centre beginning at 10 a.m. Any quilters or crafters who wish to attend can bring whatever they are working on and sit and visit with other like-minded individuals.

It’s a case of more experienced quilters and crafters sharing their knowledge and experience with those who may need a little encouragement. Bring your lunch and a $2 drop-in fee and have some crafting fun.

Seniors’ Association

The Clinton Seniors’ Association will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, September 15 in the Seniors’ Centre at 217 Smith Avenue. The meeting follows a potluck lunch, and new members are welcome to attend.