Clinton Seedy Sunday
The members of the Clinton Communities in Bloom Committee were very pleased with the turnout at their second annual Seedy Sunday on Apr. 13.
There were a good variety of displays and demonstrations, seeds and plants for sale or by donation, garden books and magazines to help new gardeners get started and a silent auction of donated goods of all types.
Special thanks to the TNRD for their composter display and sales and the Plant Wise display that highlighted problem plants that many of us unknowingly grow in our yards without realizing the problems they can cause.
The ‘Count the Seeds’ contest was one by Joanne O’Flynn of Clinton and the door prize, a basket of garden-themed items was won by Zaida of Ashcroft.
The committee wishes to thank everyone who helped, donated items and their time and all those who came and enjoyed the event. Although it was not planned as a major fundraising event, over $500 was raised from donations, seed sales, silent auction, contests, the concession, etc. The funds will be used to further the cause of the CiB Committee, namely to help make Clinton a more attractive and enjoyable place to live visit.
Clinton Annual Ball Special Guest
The Clinton Annual Ball Committee has received confirmation that Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon will be attending the 147th Annual Ball on Saturday, May 17.
There are still some tickets remaining but they are going fast. The Committee reports that there are 130 confirmed attendees to date.
The Annual Ball will consist of an elegant three course dinner courtesy of the Ladies Auxiliary, dancing to the music of the Evergreen Drifters and intermission entertainment by Clinton W. Gray, a magician who has been well-received in Clinton before.
Anyone wishing to purchase tickets can do so at the Clinton Coffee House, Clinton Emporium or Country Squire Gift Shop or by phoning 250-459-7725.
Rodeo Plans Underway
The Clinton Agricultural Association is busy planning the 2014 May Ball Rodeo, which will be held May 24-25.
They have announced that Barney and Dustin Bentall will be playing at the rodeo dance on May 24 with tickets available at the door.
The rodeo is looking for sponsors for events. Anyone interested can call Katie McCullough at 250-459-2172.
It takes a lot of work to put on a successful rodeo. The Association would love to have some extra help with their work bees prior to the rodeo. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to call Jane Munro at 250-644-3073 or Evelyn Bell at 250-459-2556.
Clinton Lions 50 Years Young
Congratulations to the Clinton and District Lions Club. As of April 28 they will have served the community for 50 years. They have been active members of the community, always ready to ‘give back’ and step in and help out wherever needed.
A celebration of this anniversary is tentatively being scheduled for this fall.