Clinton celebrated spring March 27 with the kickoff of the Mix and Mingle After Six event.
Clinton Mayor Lori Ann Bell said this annual event was born last year to bring the town and surrounding areas together for fun, to meet new people, and to draw in an enthusiastic and energetic crowd for dancing, food, refreshments and entertainment.
Visitors met local merchants and new businesses in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, the mayor said.
“Local artists brought their best performances to Clinton for this event, and the local restaurants joined in the celebration, offering specials to satisfy everyone’s cravings,” Bell said.
Local vendors supplied plenty food and drink, Bell said.
The Lil’ Ray Blues Band was the guest entertainment for the night.
“Everyone enjoyed the fun, food, music, dancing and mingling,” the mayor said.
Bell said the town was honored to have local vendors set up, which included Ruthie Holmes, of R&H Enterprises; Dorothy Wolf, of The Wolf Pack; Tommy Holliday, of Tri-Parish Snowballs; and Cedric Brown, of B&B Brown Bros. Catering To Go.
Enjoying the night alongside the mayor was Alderman Johnny Beauchamp, Alderman Clovis Matthews and Alderwoman Kim Young.
“It was great to have the support of the council. Hats off to the administration, maintenance department and Police Department,” Bell said. “They worked hard to ensure everyone had a great time.
“We had a wonderful turnout, and we are looking forward to the Mingle and Mix After Six growing to its full potential, achieving the goal of bringing the citizens together as one big family.”