The City of Clinton’s Police and Fire Departments, Mayor Phil Fisher, and the Board of Aldermen/Alderwoman will be participating in Neighborhood Night Out festivities on Tuesday, October 2. Over the past few years, the annual event has grown in participation by neighborhoods and first responders.
Clinton’s Neighborhood Night Out (NNO) is an annual event designed to strengthen communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners.
Once again, the City of Clinton’s Communications Department is requesting information from neighborhoods and groups hosting events this year, so that elected officials and first responders may attend the events.
It is not necessary for neighborhoods wishing to participate to be organized into official Homeowners Associations. All residents of Clinton are encouraged to organize a NNO party with just a few neighbors or an entire block.
Throughout the evening, NNO parties will be attended by City administration, police and fire staff to share updates and tips on building a safer and stronger neighborhood.
Participating organizations, groups and neighborhoods are encouraged to share their plans with the City of Clinton by completing the information form on the City website at www.clintonms.org/NNO or by calling the City’s Communication Department at 601-924-5474.
“Our goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back,” said Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman.
Following a brief Board of Alderman meeting at 5:30p, Mayor Fisher and the aldermen, with the support of Clinton police, will disperse throughout Clinton to visit neighborhood parties, encouraging continued partnership with the City to fight crime.
make plans to join us for our 9th Annual Pumpkin Trail set for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, from 6:30-8:30pm!
The Nature Center will be filled with decorated & lit pumpkins, large and small, carved by local families, volunteers and Mississippi College nursing students! Everyone is encouraged to wear costumes and participate in costume contests (divided by ages). We’ll have fun carnival games, prizes and candy, face painting, Halloween crafts, and more!
To help the Nature Center get ready for the annual event, we’re hosing a Family Pumpkin Carving event on October 26th – 3:00 to -5:00 pm. Bring your own pumpkin to the Nature Center, carve your pumpkin and leave the mess for us to clean up!
Cost is $3 per person, with children two and under admitted for free. Nature Center members will also receive free admission. Gates will close at 8:30 p.m.
The Nature Center is located at 617 Dunton Road. For more information about the Clinton Community Nature Center or the Pumpkin Trail event, call 601-926-1104.
Teams come from all over the area to compete for Best in BBQ- so come to the Clinton Plaza Parking lot Saturday, October 13 and help us decide! $5 gets you in and tasting. We’ll also have games, live music, and a cornhole tournament! You don’t want to miss this fun community event.
Tiffany Grove, Partner with Williford, McAllister & Jacobus, LLP will be speaking about Mississippi Court Elections. We will be discussing not who but WHAT we are voting for. She will be providing a sample ballot and discussing the responsibilities of each office. This will be a Non-Partisan discussion. Cost for the EVENT is $12 and includes a meal. To RSVP just click “GOING” or contact Lorraine Gilbert @ 601-460-0522
Please join the Clinton Chamber as we honor and celebrate our city’s exceptional public servants
This event is the Clinton Chamber of Commerce‘s annual Public Service Appreciation Luncheon, open to the community as well as Chamber members. At this special luncheon each year, the Chamber joins the community of Clinton to recognize all elected officials in attendance, in addition to presenting the awards for Clinton Firefighter, Policeman, and City Employee of the Year.
The Chamber will also welcome guest speaker Shad White, State Auditor for Mississippi, at this celebration of our outstanding citizens.
The meal at this event will be provided by Mississippi College. As this is a catered event, reservations are required to ensure enough food for guests. In light of this, the Chamber kindly requests attendees register by October 16th so that we can provide ample lunch for everyone.
Join the Clinton Chamber as we network, lunch, and celebrate our public servants!
Living thousands of miles from home, Mississippi College’s international students seek to share their culture.
This Fall’s Celebration of Culture is designed to do just that. The October 18 program is free and open to the public. MC’s new International Student Association will be part of the festivities
It represents an opportunity for international students to share their language, art, literature, music, dance, customs, food and clothing, says Phala Echols of the MC Office of Global Education. Echols serves as its international program coordinator.
The Office of Global Education will sponsor the annual event at Anderson Hall West from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. that Thursday.
Mississippi College is home to 198 international students from 38 countries this Fall. The number includes 49 students from China, 24 from Saudi Arabia and 20 from India.
Countries represented at the Celebration of Culture for the first time will be Rwanda in East Africa, Qatar and Bangladesh. Students from other lands taking part in the program are residents of Colombia, Indonesia, Togo and Taiwan, to name a few.
The event provides an opportunity for all guests to make new friends, enjoy delicious food from nations around the globe and have fun.
Led by director Mei-Chi Piletz, the Office of Global Education serves as the “home away from home’’ for international students on the Clinton campus. For more information, visit the website www.mc.edu/international
Parents of preschool age children can learn more about kindergarten at a series of Parent Academy meetings this school year.
The six workshops will be held from 5:45 – 7 p.m. at Clinton Park Elementary School on Arrow Drive, and are free to attend. The program is offered through a grant from the Barksdale Reading Institute.
“Parents will learn tips and strategies to prepare their children for success in kindergarten,” said Clinton Park Principal Kelli Pope.
Topics covered include literacy, math and general development. Workshops include simple, daily things that parents can do with their children to help them prepare for kindergarten and to be in a classroom setting.
All materials will be provided at no cost, and childcare and snacks will be provided for children ages 3-10.
“All participants will be entered to win a door prize at each session,” Pope said. “
For more information or to register, contact Clinton Park Elementary at 601-924-5205 or email pope at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Academy events will be held from 5:45 – 7 p.m. on the following dates:
October 23rd, Ornament making at the Quisenberry Library
Britter Kinsey and Wendy Harris will help members of WISE Network make ornaments for our annual Christmas tree at the Library. Fun time for all women! Cost for supplies will only be $5.00 To RSVP contact Lorraine Gilbert @ 601-460-0522
Ladies, did you know we have the MOST TALKED about CHRISTMAS TREE at the Quisenberry Library? Starting in December, the Library will be displaying Christmas Trees from local businesses. We decorate our tree with ornaments made by you! We encourage the many people that come to visit the library to take an ornament home from a business they plan on visiting or supporting as a reminder. (You can add a coupon or samples to your ornament). The library staff has told me the last two years that people love to come by our tree and see all the business represented by our group! This year, Britter Kinsey and Wendy Harris will make it SUPER EASY for you! They have gathered supplies and all you need to do is bring your business cards! Come for a fun evening and make 4 ornaments to hang on our members can hang them on our WISE Network Christmas Tree representing your business! Don’t miss this great opportunity to market your business for the holidays! We are preparing for it now so that you won’t be stressed during the holidays! Cost for supplies will only be $5.00
St. Mark Church, 1638 Clinton-Raymond Rd., Clinton, will celebrate Pastor Willis Washington, Jr.’s 19th Year Anniversary at St. Mark on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited! For more information, please call (601) 813-8704.
Location: Morrison Heights Baptist Church at 3000 Hampstead Blvd, Clinton
Sponsored by Morrison Heights Baptist Church
Cost: Admission is free (food available for purchase)
Description: Fun for kids and families! Fall Harvest will feature games, hay rides, inflatables, live music and a wide variety of food offerings from eight local food trucks. And free candy for the kids!