Source: Sherman Publications

Letter to the Editor
Thanks for community support of Rotary

January 30, 2013

Dear Editor,

The Strolling Retro Cocktail Party hosted by 16 of the downtown merchants last Saturday was really what everyone needed to forget their mid-winter blahs. Nice to be able to wander into stores you might not seek out on a regular basis. Even better was being to talk with the owners and seeing their stores busy.

From the theme to the retro drinks and people dancing to the retro music in the background, there seemed to be something for everyone who attended. When was the last time someone ordered a Tom Collins or even a Grasshopper when they went out? There were more than enough appetizers and desserts to satisfy without ever wanting dinner and there was the infamous candy bar at Real Estate One, with retro type candies.

The Clarkston Rotary would like to thank those merchants for hosting the evening’s event and the donation jars benefiting Blessings in a Backpack and the Clarkston Rotary’s "Illuminate Clarkston's Downtown for the Holidays" project.

My wife and I look forward to returning to many of these stores and merchants in the coming months.

Clarkston Retailers, thank you for making a mid-winter Saturday night a little warmer and providing a gathering place for friends and neighbors.

Joel and Mindy DeLong

Clarkston Rotarians