Striking a Balance – Mill Girl Follies invited to Germany

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

Clinton Council taking the Ict Bucket Challenge last September. L-R: Councilors Diana Guerin and Susan Swan

Clinton Council taking the Ict Bucket Challenge last September. L-R: Councilors Diana Guerin and Susan Swan

Congratulations

Now that the municipal elections are over I can once again try to keep the public updated on happenings in and around Clinton.

The first thing I want to do is to take the opportunity to say “Congratulations to all the newly elected and/or returning mayors and councillors.” Now the real work begins.

For the new Councillors all I can say is, the learning curve is very steep to start with but it’s worth the struggle.

Your fellow residents have put their trust in you and expect you to do your best to see that their trust was not unfounded. Good luck in your four-year term.

Arena Up and Running

The schedule has been set for the 47 Mile Sports Complex (arena) and is posted on the arena door and on the Village of Clinton Chatter (Facebook page).

The arena is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Helmets are required for youth 12 and under for public skating and helmets and gloves are required for all participants in the ‘Sticks and Pucks’ pickup hockey.

Clinton PAC Dinner and Auction

The David Stoddart School PAC is gearing up for the Annual Dinner and Auction on Nov. 22 in the Clinton Memorial Hall.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. with a silent auction and appetizers. A traditional turkey dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the live auction. The entertaining Jeff McMichaels has volunteered to do the auctioning duties once again.

This is a great chance to have an adult night out (designated driver will be available all evening) and help the PAC raise funds for the extras for our students. Funds raised pays for additional classroom resources and helps send students on field trips.

Donations of items to be auctioned can be dropped off at David Stoddart School or if you call them at 250-459-2219 arrangements can be made to pick up auction items.

Tickets are available at David Stoddart School, Integris Credit Union, High Bar First Nation Office and Country Squire Gift Shop.

Mill Girls to Perform in Germany

Clinton’s own Mill Girl Follies have been invited to perform at a festival in Germany in July 2015. The 15th International Folklore Avalanche takes place from July 3-5 in Forst and Luebbenau/Spreewald (north of Berlin).

The seven-person troupe is fundraising to help cover travel expenses. Once they are at the festival all expenses are covered but the cost of return flights at the peak of summer travel season is expensive.

The troupe members have sold baking at the Fall Craft Sale and Seniors Market Place as well as holding the meat draw at the Dusty Rose Pub in 70 Mile House. They will be offering to do Christmas baking in the upcoming days.

It is quite a privilege to be invited to perform at these events and the Village of Clinton will get more exposure (no pun intended) by their attendance.

Susan Swan