The Rundown: Clinton News

A new home for the Food Bank, a record-breaking PAC auction, and much more

By Raven Nyman

New home for Food Bank

A note to clients: Clinton’s Food Bank will be moving to a new location as of Saturday, Dec. 1. Currently, the Food Bank operates out of the Living Waters Fellowship Church on Highway 97 and is open between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

After Dec. 1 the Food Bank will open its doors at a new location in Clinton, at the back of St. John’s United Church, located across from the PetroCan gas station on Cariboo Highway.

PAC dinner and auction: another success

The David Stoddart School Parent Advisory Council dinner and auction went so well that mayor Susan Swan posted to Clinton’s community Facebook page to share just how proud she is of the Village for hosting another successful fundraising event for our kids. At the dinner and auction on Saturday, Nov. 17, more than $25,000 was raised for the local Parent Advisory Council!

All of these funds can go towards purchasing new playground equipment, more education resources, funding for field trips, and more for the students at David Stoddart School. Congratulations to event organizers Kimberly Thomas and Brenda McKay, as well as everyone else who helped out behind the scenes with the event.

As with all fundraisers, there is plenty of work that goes into planning the event, collecting donations, and running the auction, dinner, and other activities that the group has planned. This month’s PAC auction is another great example of how our local volunteers are making a difference in the community. Well done, everyone!

The next PAC meeting will take place on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the school. The group is always seeking more parents to become members, and offers babysitting services for their monthly meetings at DSS.

Decorate a Tree initiative

Help make Clinton more festive this Christmas season by adopting a tree and decorating it as you wish.

The Clinton Communities in Bloom committee will be hosting a “Decorate a Tree” contest this year with the assistance of the Clinton Community Forest, which will provide trees for businesses and residents alike to decorate for the contest.

The CiB’s vision is to cluster trees throughout Clinton’s downtown core, where businesses and residents might normally decorate. Trees will be judged by community judges, who will present an award for the most festive tree decorated in Clinton.

If you’d like to participate in the festive fun, contact Clinton’s Communities in Bloom committee Chair Yvette May at (250) 459-7725, or send her an email at by Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Trees will be ready to decorate the following week, and May hopes that all trees will be displayed throughout the Village by Dec. 7, as the community has scheduled a tentative Merchant Madness event for that Friday.

The Christmas Light-up contest will also take place again this year, so stay tuned for more details about that event as they emerge.

Spaghetti Social coming in December

The Clinton Museum and Historical Society will host a Spaghetti Social on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Clinton Memorial Hall, with dinner beginning at 5:30 pm. The evening will feature a performance by local Can-can troupe the Mill Girl Follies.

This will be a fundraiser for the Christmas Hamper Fund, and admission is by donation of cash or a non-perishable Christmas Hamper item.

DSS After School program

The BC After School Sport and Arts Initiative—also known as the After School Program—has been running well at David Stoddart School, with good attendance and lots of fun activities for the kids. Students have met with a personal trainer and have had the RCMP visit, too.

The program has a regular attendance of roughly 20 students ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 4. The ASSAI meets each week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the school.

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