November 2 is Movie Day, held at 6 p.m., with a showing the remake of Disney’s Aladdin. Refreshments will be served. Social distancing rules will be followed, and temperatures will be taken upon entry of the building. To register for any of the programs, contact the office at 601-924-6387 or visit www. facebook.com/WoodActivityCenter.
On Sunday, November 8, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., you are invited to come to the Clinton Visitor Center and enjoy at your leisure flag displays, music, and other displays on the grounds, as we honor our military veterans. The Walter Leake Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will have their ancestry tree on display.
The flags of the United States Armed Forces branches will be proudly displayed on the front lawn of the center. Take time to view the Fallen Comrade sculpture on the back lawn. The bronze sculpture was created by Dr. Samuel Marshall Gore as a tribute to all military veterans. Gore’s rendering depicts two longtime Clinton friends. Marine Joe Albritton is carrying the body of fellow Marine Homer Ainsworth from the battlefield during the Korean War. Also, in the Visitor Center gift shop, you will find the book For Those Who Served: Clintonians in the U. S. Military, which makes a wonderful gift.
In 2017, a Veteran Banner Program was created for the community to recognize and honor all Clinton Veterans who have served in the U. S. Armed Forces with courage and compassion. On this patriotic holiday, one hundred Clinton Veterans will be proudly displayed on banners intermixed with American flags. This display extends along the Clinton Parkway from Springridge Road to Northside Drive and from Highway 80 at Springridge Road to Clinton Raymond Road. For more information about the City of Clinton Veteran Banners Program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social distancing guidelines will be in place to make this outdoor event a safe environment for you and your family. Masks are encouraged at the outdoor event and inside the Visitor Center.
The Clinton Visitor Center is located at 1300 Pinehaven Road at Milepost 89 on the Natchez Trace Parkway. From I-20, take exit 36 and turn north on Springridge Road, which becomes Pinehaven Road. For more details, call 601-924- 2221.
Downtown Clinton will be decorated for Christmas, with lampposts wrapped in garland with wreaths. Vendors will be stocked with seasonal goodies, such as candles that carry the aroma of Christmas cinnamon and gingerbread and baked goods tasty enough to bribe Santa.
Each year, this event features local businesses offering celebratory treats and promotions to welcome the seasonal shopping fun for friends and family. Participating retailers will be announced soon and will be posted on the Chamber’s social media channels.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MC Singers will perform in a special November 15 concert titled, “Festival of Lights: Thanksgiving Edition.” The program begins at 3 p.m. in the Jennings Courtyard, site of the first festival thirty-five years ago.