Picnic to encourage Clinton spirit
September 10, 2014 - Picnic Time
Nothing says tumble like a pumpkin.
In a box of a first-ever Clinton Town Picnic this Saturday, those pumpkins will be hurtling by a atmosphere after being launched from a trebuchet, all in a name of building a stronger village temperament for a sprawling unincorporated area of Island County.
“Clinton is singular in that it has a ferry, everybody knows that. But we’re perplexing to reanimate a area,” pronounced Catherine Billera, a house member of a Clinton Progressive Association, one of a agencies putting on a free-to-all tumble feast.
“We would like people to brand with Clinton,” she added.
Even a feast’s birth is a covenant to village building. Thanks to business and proprietor donations, a Clinton Progressive Association, Clinton Chamber of Commerce and Clinton Community Council, grilled beef, lamb and veggie burgers and salad is all free.
“It isn’t mostly we get a giveaway lunch that is truly free,” pronounced Jack Lynch, boss of a village council.
The cruise is from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, during Dan Porter Memorial Park on Deer Lake Road, Clinton.
Aside from a food, activities figure to be attractions to a cruise in a park. Clinton revelers can play grass Scrabble and move a pumpkin or squish to adorn and carve for a crowd-judged contest.
The categorical act, however, will be loading those quirks of art into a arms and examination them cruise by a atmosphere until sobriety bests them and smashes them behind to Earth.
Doug Hofius, a member of a Clinton Community Council, pronounced his neighbors have had a trebuchet, a device used in Gothic times as a encircle arms to play stones and boulders and repurposed currently for renouned events like “Punkin Chuckin,” for years. They tested it a few weeks ago, that stirred Hofius to remember that, depending on a distance of a squash, pumpkin or zucchini, a missile can cruise adult to 40 yards.
“I consider that’ll be a fun event,” he said.
Less bomb party will be supposing by Clinton musicians a Heggenes Valley Boys, who sing about Whidbey life with a hold of humor.
The entertainment is also an event to learn what’s function and what’s on a setting for Clinton. Between a 3 sponsoring organizations — on-going association, cover of commerce, village legislature — Hofius pronounced a lot of work is being finished on Clinton’s behalf. One of a vital goals of all 3 is to see some-more activity in a blurb areas and a revitalization in a area that has turn a pass by for packet traffic.
Considering a National Weather Service-predicted balmy skies, a food, games, pumpkin rising and song are all free, Billera endorsed everybody in Clinton pitch by for a bite.
“There’s no reason not to come,” Billera said. “It’s going to be a unequivocally fun time.”