Striking A Balance – Hallowe’en candy, dancing and fireworks

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

Clinton Fall Craft Sale

The Clinton Communities in Bloom Committee Fifth Annual Fall Craft Sale will be held  Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Clinton Memorial Hall. There are over 20 craft/artisan vendors coming with all types of ideas for Christmas gift giving.

Come out and see what they have to offer and support the CiB at the same time. You can even buy your Christmas baking and freeze it until needed. There will also be a concession on site so you can shop and enjoy a lovely homemade lunch all in the same place.

This is the major fundraising event the Clinton CiB holds. Funds raised are used for projects in Clinton to make the community more attractive to visitors and residents alike. Come and show your support.

Halloween Dance

The Royal Canadian Legion #194, Clinton Branch is hosting a Halloween Dance on Saturday, Oct. 26 in the Clinton Memorial Hall.

Do you have your costume yet? There’s still time. For information about the dance, call 250-459-2622. Come out and have some scary fun!

Halloween Fireworks

With funding from the 150/50 Committee, the Clinton VFD were able to purchase lots of fireworks for the Halloween display. It all gets under way at 8 p.m. in Reg Conn Centennial Park on Halloween night. It promises to be an amazing display.

Residents of Clinton are advised to keep their pets indoors during the fireworks display. Pets can become traumatized by the noise and flashing lights and some try to run away from it. Do your pet a favour and keep it indoors.

Economic Development Society AGM

The Clinton and District Economic Development Society will hold their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. ion the Clinton Memorial Hall.

Guest speakers will include Steve Law who will be talking about the proposed Clinton and Area Trail System from Clinton to Wells. This could be a good draw to bring more visitors (and more tourist dollars!) to the area.

The other confirmed speaker is a representative from Constantia Resources who will discuss the Maggie Exploration Project in the 16-Mile area and how it could benefit Clinton.

With no Chamber of Commerce in Clinton, the Economic Development Society has taken on some of the responsibilities of a Chamber. At this time they are the only organization that represents the businesses in Clinton. The current members are encouraging the business people to join the Society and get involved. They would welcome new people with new ideas to make the Village of Clinton even better than it is.

Come to the AGM on Nov. 5, hear what the Society has accomplished to date, listen to the guest speakers and get involved.

Variety Club Fundraiser

There is a movement in Clinton to raise funds to donate to the Variety Club. An evening of lively entertainment is being planned to raise funds for this cause.

It will be held on Friday, Nov. 8 in the Clinton Memorial Hall beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is by donation and dinner will be available at a nominal cost. As well, each attendee will be treated to a piece of homemade pie during the intermission.

There will be singing, dance performances, skits, music, and silent and live auctions and a Tall Tales and Big Lies contest. All funds raised will go the Variety Club BC so plan to come and support the kids and donate generously. We have children in our community who have benefited from the Variety Club in the past so this is Clinton’s way of giving back. The Variety Club BC will provide tax receipts.

Susan Swan