This letter is written by Kristin Brooks, DFC Grant Coordinator:
There are a lot of things that fill our hearts with joy over here at the Partners in Community (PiC) office (which is in the Academy Building at 61 E. Main Street if you ever want to stop by!). Topping the happy heart list are cupcakes and Clinton. That is why this Sunday’s community PiCnic was so exciting and special for us.
Just like the cupcakes on Sugar Bakery’s truck, the community partners who came to the PiCnic were sweet and diverse. In the same way that the truck would not succeed without many different flavors working together in perfect bakery harmony; our coalition would fail without the participation and support of everyone in Clinton. Just as the cupcake truck was filled with Plain Jane, 24 Carrot, Reese’s Riot and Coconut Dream, our PiCnic was packed with teens, families, local businesses, churches, and elected officials. To make a final comparison, we would welcome any of those cupcakes onto our plate just as quickly as we would welcome anyone in Clinton be a partner in community. Because when it comes to our town and our young people, we all have a role to play!
We want to extend a huge thank you and round of applause to our partners who donated baskets of goodies to our raffle. Raffle tickets sales raised almost $300 for Clinton Social Services’ back to school programs!
- The Pretty Committee
- Clinton PTA
- George Flynn Classical Concerts
- Bike and Pedestrian Alliance of Clinton
- ShopRite of Clinton
- Enterprise Computer, LLC
- The Perrone-Gray family
- The Church family
- The Elliot family
- Jane Scully Welch
A huge high five also goes to the band Up in Arms and Living Rock Church for providing such awesome entertainment and info for the crowd! Ryan Charles of Pradipika Yoga in Clinton also gets a shout out for helping us to find some balance and energy during his demo. And thumbs up to our coalition members, Morgan students and other volunteers – thank you all for making the day run so smoothly! Last but certainly not least we have to thank you – our partners in community who came out to celebrate our amazing town. Your excitement and participation goes to show that the best things happen when we’re all involved!
When it comes to creating a healthy, vibrant Clinton that inspires everyone to make positive choices, it is the little things that we encourage and share – smiling and saying “hello!” to people we see around town, donating time and goods, cheering on a Clinton team or club – that matter most. Positive conversation and action has been happening in Clinton all along; now is the time for us to double its impact!
Partners in Community is about all of us coming together to inspire positive attitudes and empower healthy choices in our youth and adults. Continue to be a part of this community-wide effort by following us on Facebook (facebook.com/clintonPiC).
- Kristin Brooks, DFC Grant Coordinator