Can you believe it; Olde Glory Days is just over two months away (June 29-July 2)! Details about this year’s celebration will be coming at you throughout May, and even more details beginning in June. On Friday, June 30th, the OGD committee is looking to add an event. From 6:00 to 7:00 or 8:00pm, we would like to let you, our Olde Glory Days fans, put on some sort of an event. This would probably take place on the Courthouse lawn, so there won’t be a whole lot of space. A club, group, organization, church, business, etc. could do this for fun and/or a fundraiser. First come first serve and OGD has the right to refuse any activity. So give it a thought of what fun event you could hold and then call us at 660-885-8166…Would you, your business, church, group, club, organization like to be a sponsor of Olde Glory Days? Anyone can be a sponsor of OGD. Find out the benefits of sponsoring when you call us at 660-885-8166!…The new Olde Glory Days banners have arrived! These banners will be put up on Second and Ohio streets and around the Square in late April/early May and stay up through Olde Glory Days 2023…OGD’s 30th birthday! June 29th-July 2nd. There will be 130 of these new banners. Enjoy!… Get your 30th anniversary t-shirt at C Squared on the north side of the Square. Olde Glory Days 2023- Sale Closes-6-14-23. This is a pre-order. All items will be produced at once after the close date. Two weeks production period is standard. Any items ordered after the close date may be subject to a price increase.
Seniors rule!! The Chamber would like to thank some CHS seniors and their sponsors for the chores they performed inside and outside of the Chamber this morning. Olde Glory Days billboards are clean…OGD large and small banners are now ready to be put up next week…a lot boxes containing outdated material is now in the dumpster…and the outside of the Chamber looks fantastic due to Senior Skip to Serve Day. Stop by 200 South Main and see our fresh, clean look. Thanks again CHS seniors!
There’s still time to become a sponsor! The Society for Academic Excellence invites students who have achieved a 3.5 or higher grade point average during this school year to be recognized. Last year, 257 students were honored, including 26 graduating seniors who maintained a 3.5 GPA each year throughout high school. In addition, four seniors from Clinton High School and one senior from Clinton Christian Academy received $500 scholarships. We invite you to join other individuals and businesses in the Clinton area to help honor the scholastic achievements of Clinton High School and Clinton Christian Academy students. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Academic Excellence Program, all because of our supportive community which has taken an interest in education for the youth within our school district. Our program this year will be focused on providing a quality experience for our students and an opportunity for the graduating seniors to be recognized with scholarships to encourage furthering their education. The consistent support of the program from sponsors like you have allowed the Society to provide this recognition for our top performing students and their families. Your contribution of $50.00 as a Silver Sponsor or $100.00 as a Gold Sponsor will benefit the students as they receive their official Academic Excellence medals and ribbons. For your support, you will receive the following: 1. Recognition in the Academic Excellence Ceremony that will be held this spring 2. Listing as a Silver or Gold sponsor in an ad the Chamber purchases in the Clinton Daily Democrat 3. Either a walnut plaque as a first-year sponsor or a 2023 date plate as a returning sponsor 4. Satisfaction from supporting our youth in Academic Excellence as a partner in education. Please make your checks payable to Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce with a memo for Society for Academic Excellence. Checks can be mailed or delivered to the Depot, 200 South Main, Clinton, MO 64735. Please respond by April 26
Heartland Community Theatre is pleased to announce our upcoming 4th Sunday monthly movie matinee. Please come join us this Sunday, April 23rd, 2023, starting at 2:00 p.m., for our latest edition!
Our feature presentation is “High Noon” (1952), which was the winner of four Oscars and nominated for three additional, including Best Picture. This is the original version filmed in black and white, which adds to the suspense and grittiness of the Old West, even when filming motion pictures in color was available at the time. This film stars Gary Cooper as Marshal Will Kane (who won the Oscar for Best Leading Actor in this role), Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges and Katy Jurado. Admission is always FREE for this monthly event, along with gourmet popcorn and beverages. Heartland Community Theatre, 108 North Washington, Clinton, this Sunday afternoon!!
The Clinton Technical School Car Show is Saturday, May 6th at the Clinton Technical School. 10 different car categories and lots of prizes! Make sure you register by April 15th to receive a free t-shirt. Registration forms and more information is available here-https://www.clintoncardinals.org/news/what_s_new/c_t_s_car_show_2023
The Henry County Library in Clinton is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a book reading and signing session for local author Jeremy White on Saturday, May 6th, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Community Room. Jeremy will be reading from his book My National Park Diet. About Jeremy White: Jeremy White was born and raised in Clinton, Missouri, and is a graduate of the Clinton High School Class of 1993. Please join the library in welcoming Jeremy as he shares his remarkable story. Copies of his memoir will be available for purchasing and autographing for $25 (cash/check only) at this event. For further details contact the Henry County Library in Clinton at (660)885-2612.
CRUISIN’ TO CLINTON May 13th on the Downtown Clinton Square. Live DJ-Bud “Budman” Powell…50/50 raffles and give- aways. TLC BBQ and Maws Kettle Corn will be on site. Free admission. Cruise-in from 4 till 7pm. Cruise at 7pm from the Square to Primitive Olde Crow and Winery…with a drive thru Clinton Healthcare on the way. All rides are welcome. Clinton Cruise Night on Facebook for more info or Matt at 816-769-9231. May 13th, June 10th, July 8th, Aug. 12th, Sept. 9th and Oct. 21st.
We have several committees here at the Clinton Chamber and volunteers are always welcomed. Our committees include Academic Excellence, Agriculture, Ambassadors, Military Affairs, Olde Glory Days and Tourism. If you would like to get involved in helping to move Clinton forward, just call, email, stop by or if you see me out and about…let’s visit.
Prom, graduation, whatever…the front of the Chamber building is now ready for your photo opportunity. Thanks Jerry’s Pest Management. Check out their work on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ClintonMO
The Clinton Mid-Day Optimist club is hosting a fundraiser! We are only selling 70 tickets. $40 per ticket. This will be such a fun event for any mother! Get your ticket today! You do not want to miss this! Why- To raise money to purchase school supplies for the annual back to school fair When- May 13th from 10 am to noon Where -Delozier Building 203 W. Franklin, Clinton, MO What – Mother’s Day Brunch – Rider Smith will be performing, mimosas & coffee bar (ID’s will be checked), silent auction and prizes for those who bring the most new backpacks for kids. Tickets can be purchased through a club member. Shauna Smith – 660-351-0359
Help Save The Dorman House. Nickolas Smith and Suzanne Bush are organizing this fundraiser to benefit Henry County Historical Society. Built in 1852, the Dorman House is currently the oldest standing two-story home in Clinton and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The home remained in the Dorman family for over 150 years but fell into disrepair as fortunes dwindled. Clinton Main Street purchased the home in 1996 from the Dorman family and spent six years restoring the house using volunteer labor. Clinton Main Street utilized the home as its office until 2008 when it was deeded to the Henry County Historical Society. While the historical society has kept up with minor maintenance over the years, larger issues with the structure have become more apparent. The east side of the home exhibits minor cracking and separation — and after many severe rain showers for several years in a row — the house has developed a serious foundation and wall issues. The Henry County Historical Society needs to take immediate action to prevent further damage and possible loss of the Dorman House. It is hoped that listing as a Place in Peril will raise awareness for the Save the Dorman capital improvement campaign and help the historical society find the expertise needed to guide them through the creation of a historic structures report and the proper restoration of this Clinton landmark.
Here’s a note to our Chamber Members and anyone and everyone looking for employment; The Chamber of Commerce continues to receive calls…people come in…and email us about jobs that might be available in and around Clinton. When we see our Chamber Members post information about job openings, we do share that to our Facebook page. However, we’re pretty sure we don’t catch all of those job opening posts. Please remember that YOUR Chamber is here for YOU. If you (a Clinton Chamber of Commerce Member) have any job openings that you are posting or if you want us to post it for you on our page, just let us know. Let us help you find employees! Send your job openings to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not a Chamber member, we can still post your openings on our Facebook page for $25.00. If you have any questions at all, email us or call 660-885-8166.
You can be ‘Featured’, BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. READ MORE HERE: You want your business to be featured but you don’t want to be recorded. We can do that with pictures and a story. I can come to your business, take some pictures and you can tell me what you would like the Chamber to say about your business and we’ll include that info along with the photos. We will post these photos along with your information on the Chamber’s Facebook page and update it on our page once a week for a month. So contact us at 660-885-8166 or email email@example.com.