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May Days Starts Thursday

An annual springtime festival in Clinton is returning this year following the COVID lockdown.


Marian Brisard, Clinton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, reminds that May Days presale carnival tickets for May Days are still available at several Chamber businesses. May Days was canceled last year as the COVID pandemic shutdowns were still in place. 



May Days begin Thursday at 5 pm with a flag-raising ceremony. Other highlights include the Clinton High School Thespians' sing-off competition.



On Saturday, May 22, the Clinton Fire Department along with other area fire departments will be hosting a waterball competition at 2 pm. This year it has been moved to the DeWitt County Building Parking Lot. Also on Saturday is the American Legion Pork Chop Supper from 5-6:30 pm.



The ticket booths this year will once again be manned by Second Chance for Pets volunteers. Brisard indicates by volunteering their time, May Days is also a fundraiser for Second Chance.



May Days this year is Thursday, May 20 through Sunday, May 23. Thursday night and Sunday are family days and all carnival rides take one ticket only. Presale tickets are available until 3 pm Thursday, and tickets will be for sale at the carnival.


For more information, visit clintonilchamber.com, follow them on Facebook, or call (217) 935-3364.

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