L&A McKay perform at Music in the Park.

L&A McKay perform at Music in the Park.

Striking a Balance – Show your civic pride, get down and funky

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

Music in the Park

The first of four ‘music in the park’ events was held on Saturday, July 6 in Reg Conn Centennial Park in Clinton.

There was a good crowd on hand to listen to the music of L&A McKay of Williams Lake (she’s formerly from Clinton), Lynn & Lloyd (of Clinton and Clearwater respectively) and Arlen Park of Clinton.

The weather co-operated although the mosquitoes were a bother until the sun went down and it cooled off considerably. Those who hadn’t thought to bring a jacket found it cold. Some people planned ahead and even brought blankets to wrap in so they were totally prepared to enjoy the show.

The music was terrific. Who knew there was such great talent in the immediate area? We need to hear more from all of these performers.

The next Music in the Park is scheduled for July 20 with Dustin Bentall and Kendel Carson taking the stage at 8 p.m.

Bring your own chairs (and blankets if you wish) and come and enjoy the show. This is a family event and it is FREE of charge!

Funky Flowerpot Contest

This is a reminder to those who have yet to send in their photos of their funky flowerpot.

The judging will be done when the National CiB judges are in Clinton on July 21. Please get your entries in by July 15 at the very latest so they can be displayed on a board at the Community Welcome.

To enter, take a photo of your entry; put your name, address and phone number on the back of the photo and drop it off at the Village Of Clinton Office or Country Squire Gift Shop.

If you prefer you can also email your photo to sswan@village.clinton.bc.ca by the July 15 deadline. Just make sure we have your name, address and phone number on your entry.

Civic Pride Week in Clinton

At the request of the Clinton Communities in Bloom Committee, the Mayor and Council have declared the week of July 13-20 as Civic Pride Week.

This is to encourage everyone in town to join in and clean up their properties to show our civic pride to the National CiB Judges who arrive July 20. It will also show Clinton in its best light during the year-long 150/50 Anniversary festivities.

So let’s all do our part to spruce up our town. Civic pride and tidiness are major components of the CiB program. Let’s show the two judges (from Montreal, QC and St. Mary’s, ON) that the west is the best!

Chainsaw Carving

Darren Cox will be showing his skill at a chainsaw carving demonstration on July 20 in Clinton. Mark your calendar and watch for more information as to time and location in next week’s column.

Susan Swan