Barney Bentall and his band at Clintinon’s last Music in the Park concert of the year.

Barney Bentall and his band at Clintinon’s last Music in the Park concert of the year.

Striking a Balance – Summer music concludes, curling club meets

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

Final Music in the Park

At least for this year! The final and best attended Music in the Park event in Clinton was held on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Barney Bentall and his band played to an appreciative crowd in Reg Conn Centennial Park. As Mother Nature dimmed the house lights all eyes were on the lighted stage in the bandshell as tune after tune kept toes tapping.

The beer garden was an enjoyable addition to this final musical event and the Clinton Literacy group kept the hot dogs and coffee coming in the concession. As well Dora Billy was kept busy making her famous bannock.

What a great finish to the Music in the Park events for the 150/50 celebrations! If the enthusiasm for these events is anything to go by I wouldn’t be surprised to see more in years to come.

Special thanks to David Arlen Park for doing all the legwork to put on these events, everything from booking the musicians, renting, setting up and manning the sound equipment and lighting to performing to open the events. A job well done!

Annual Art Show

The Clinton Art and Culture Society is gearing up for the Eighth Annual Art and Artisan Show Oct. 4-6.

The theme this year is “Clinton Heritage 50/150”. All area artists and artisans are invited to submit their work. This is an open-entry show for all mediums.

Entries must be submitted by Sept. 16! For more information contact Art & Culture Society, PO Box 466, Clinton, BC V0K 1K0 or email: clintonartandculturesociety@hotmail.ca . You can also phone Sandy Reed at 250-457-9560 for information.

Clinton on TV

On March 1, Canadian Pickers, Sheldon Smithers and Scott Cozens and the film crew invaded the Clinton Emporium for the entire day.

The episode they filmed will be broadcast on Canadian Pickers on Monday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. on the History Channel.

Tune in to see what they found in Clinton.

Clinton Curling Club

The Clinton Curling Club Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the lounge at the Curling Rink.

There was no curling last winter due to the lack of sufficient numbers of curlers. If you want to see curling continue plan to attend this meeting. Tell your friends. New curlers and experienced ones are all welcome.

Susan Swan