The winning property in the Light Up Contest

The winning property in the Light Up Contest

Striking a Balance – Looking for the Citizen of the Year

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

Light up Clinton

Although there didn’t appear to be as many Clinton homes decorated and/or lit up for the Christmas season this year, the group who judged the lights for the Communities in Bloom Garden Club found many outstanding displays.

They toured around town on Sunday, Dec. 23 and after much consideration declared the winning home to be that of Helene and Willie Prevost on Foster Avenue. Close behind were the homes of Wayne and Sheryl Walch, Dallas and Rebecca Bowen, Wayne and Sharon Marchant, Tucker and Debbie Rosette and Valemont and Jocelyn Boucher. The huge tree on Buis’ hill on Carson St. could be seen from all over town.

The winning commercial display was Clinton Pines Campground. Perhaps the commercial owners need to be challenged to do more next Christmas!

There were so many Honourable Mentions that I hesitate to list them for fear of missing someone. Suffice it to say that there were enough decorated homes to make it worth a drive around town.

The Clinton CiB Garden Club members congratulate all those who took the time and made the effort to make our community more cheerful during the dark and dreary days of winter.

Sportsmen Association Special Meeting

The Clinton and District Outdoor Sportsmen Association will welcome guest speaker, Chris Proctor, Wildlife Biologist from the Fish and Wildlife Branch to their Jan. 12 meeting.

Proctor will speak on domestic/wild sheep; mule deer management; moose management; potential regulation changes and Clinton Creek water access management.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Legion Basement. If these are topics of interest to you, you are welcome to attend.

150/50 Celebrations Begin

In honour of the upcoming retirement of Secretary of State for the Colonies Henry Fiennes Pelham-Clinton, Queen Victoria renamed the community of 47 Mile House. On June 11, 1863 she declared  “From this day forward, the community of 47 Mile House will be known as Clinton”.

In 1963, 100 years later, the community was incorporated as The Village of Clinton.

To celebrate these two anniversaries the Village of Clinton will be hosting numerous events and activities throughout the year of 2013.

The first of these events is a Free Family Skate on Jan. 20 from 2-4 p.m. in the 47 Mile Sports Complex (Arena).

Come and skate to music spanning 150 years. The concession will be open to sell hot beverages and snacks will be provided for free. The snacks and concession are a joint effort by the Clinton Seniors Association and the Clinton Lions Club.

Costumes of the era are welcome as you join in the first of many events to come.

Nominations Sought for 2012 Citizen of the Year

The Village of Clinton is receiving nominations for the 2012 Citizen of the Year up until Jan. 25.

If you would like to nominate someone please provide your name, address and phone number along with the name, address and phone number of the person you wish to nominate. Then provide your reasons for your choice and place all the information in an envelope and mail it to Village of Clinton, PO Box 309, Clinton, BC V0K 1K0 or drop it in to the Village Office at 1423 Cariboo Hwy. Please mark the envelope “Citizen of the Year”.

A reception will be held prior to the regular council meeting of Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. with coffee and goodies. The meeting will then open with the presentation of the Citizen of the Year Award to the 2012 recipient. A keeper plaque will also be presented to the outgoing recipient from 2011.

New Face at Health Centre

Meghan Nairn is now working at the Clinton and District Health and Wellness Centre. She will be working Tuesdays and Wednesdays in January and will begin her full time position on Feb. 1.

Take a moment and drop by the Health Centre to welcome her to Clinton, won’t you?

Council Meetings

Village of Clinton Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. This is the council that you, the residents of Clinton elected to represent your interests. You are welcome to attend these meetings to voice your concerns and ask questions.

Susan Swan

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