Can you believe it; Olde Glory Days is just over a month away (June 29-July 2)! Details about this year’s celebration are now being leaked throughout May on the Olde Glory Days Facebook page, and even more details beginning in June… 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!…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.

You’ve heard of “Tag, you’re it!” Well, we want to be the “it”.  When a Chamber-member business posts something on their Facebook page, we want that business to tag our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ClintonMO  This will help YOUR Chamber know that you have information out there that you want the people to see. WE want your information out there as well! So, if you tag the Clinton Chamber each time you post something on Facebook, we will be aware of it and we will share your information on our Facebook page. We can also include that info in our weekly (Monday) newsletter that is sent to every Chamber member and David’s Friday update each week that goes out to the public on three Facebook pages, our website and our local media.   Let US help YOU. Tag YOUR Chamber of Commerce and let US work for YOU.  660-885-8166. david@clintonmo.com. joyce@clintonmo.com. 200 South Main. M-F 8am-4:30pm.

Attention Veterans!! Please join us this Saturday May 13th at the VFW Post 1894 for our veterans day of service free breakfast! This is for any veteran or active duty member and their families as well as auxiliary members. There will be coffee, juice and biscuits and gravy served! So join us this Saturday from 8am to 10am for some good food and good company!

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.

Earlier this week, GVMH added a new tile to their anniversary wall recognizing the first GVMH employee to serve 50 years, Virginia Graham. Throughout her career, Virginia has held various positions in Medical Records, Human Resources and Administration, and we appreciate all she does, according to the Hospital’s post on Facebook and the Chamber shared that post.

From the Clinton Main Street page on Thursday of this week;    Yesterday, Clinton Main Street hosted area 4th graders to celebrate National Historic Preservation Month. They went on a historical walking tour and learned the history of our downtown, as well as why it’s so important to preserve it. Students learned about the Bandstand, the Humane Fountain, the 9/11 Memorial, “They Stood Tall” monument, and ended at The Dog Trot and Schoolhouse. Fun was had by all, and we hope these kids gained a sense of pride in the history of their town!  Thank you to the Henry County Museum, Clinton, Mo. for all their help in facilitating this day, as well as our amazing board members and David at the Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce for going above and beyond to make this a great day for the kids. Thank you Clinton Intermediate School and Holy Rosary Catholic School for letting us host you!

Family member or friend: “I got you something I think you’re really going to like.” Graduating Senior: “What is it?!?!” Family member or friend: “A Clinton Chamber of Commerce gift certificate!” Graduating Senior: “You’re right. It’s EXACTLY what I wanted!” Announcer: “Get your certificates Monday-Friday from 8am till 4:30pm at 200 South Main St. Call ahead; 660-885-8166.” Graduating Senior: “Thanks family member or friend.”

Clinton’s Shop Small Crawl  Sat., May 20th from 10am till 4pm  A group of boutiques, home decor and specialty shops have joined teams to host Clinton’s 2nd boutique crawl! Keep your money where your heart is and help support our local community by shopping local and shopping small.  How it works:  Pick up your passport/map at the first participating business you visit. Get your passport stamped at ALL participating shops. Turn your card in to the last shop you visit and be entered to win CASH prizes! No purchases necessary to be stamped.    1st prize: $500    2nd prize: $300    3rd prize: $200    Winners will be drawn LIVE around 4:30pm on Facebook. You do not have to be present to win.

Heartland Comm. Theatre presents;  Just Desserts, a murder mystery.  June 9th and 10th at 7pm…June 11th at 2pm…June 17th at 7pm.  Tickets are $12.50 and available at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, RE/MAX Truman Lake, or at the door.  Directed by Linda Freese starring Julia Kleinfelter, Jody Anderson, Joe Trogden, Becca Fox and Janet Smith.  660-351-5288 for more details.

Mark your calendar for June 10th! The Henry County Historical Society will be hosting a chicken dinner and live auction that evening, beginning at 5:00 PM. This is a fundraiser for the repairs being done to the historic Dorman House which is presently undergoing major repairs. We hope to see you there!  Auction items include two Ike Parker paintings, stained glass, a spa package, jewelry and many other items.  This will be held at the Delozier Building on the NW corner of the Clinton Square.   Chicken dinner served by Jim Kalberloh, former owner of the Landmark Rest.  Doors open at 5, Dinner at 6 and Auction at 7.  There will be live music and a cash bar.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  Tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce and Henry Co. Museum.  660-885-8414 for questions.

Community Health Assessment Resource Team:    Our mission is to assess the current health status of Henry County, including needs and services, and plan for implementation and utilization of services to meet those assessed needs. First Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament  (100% of funds raised go back to Henry County Schools)  Henry County C.H.A.R.T. is hosting its 1st Annual Healthy Communities Golf Tournament this Spring (June 17 @ Meadow lake Golf Club Clinton MO). We are looking for sponsors to help reach our event goal of $30,000, which will be used to assist Henry County Schools by paying off students’ outstanding lunch account balances and purchasing supplies. For the current school year, those expenses exceed $30,000, so your donation will significantly help our community by allowing lower/middle income families and all eight school districts in our local area to worry a little less about meeting these needs. All donations are welcomed and appreciated. For any donation over $150.00, you or your organization will be noted on a hole sponsorship sign and receive recognition at the tournament and on social media pages. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, Tyler Pulcini. I would be more than happy to provide you with additional information about how you can support our community efforts. If you wish to contribute, please contact us at 660-223-3210.

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! $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

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.  ‘Featured with David Lee’.   If you are a Chamber member, you could be ‘Featured’.  The Facebook posts feature an interview and photos of area businesses.  Once a week for a month, the ‘Feature’ was brought back to the top of our Facebook page.  After a month, of course it will still be on our Facebook page.  HOWEVER, we realize not everyone is comfortable in front of a camera being interviewed.  So, David can come to your business, take some pictures and you can tell him 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 david@clintonmo.com.  We are also still recording the videos as well if you would like to do that.  It’s just another service of your Clinton Chamber of Commerce.