Downtown, outdoors make town tops

By Jackson Miller

I love Clarkston because of all the things that you can do here!
Starting with downtown it brings you four of the best restaurants you could ever ask for!
I love the Union mac ‘n cheese because it’s so creamy and it melts in your mouth!
Now Honcho, I’ve never been there but I’ve heard a lot of great things about it from friends and family!
Also, the Woodshop has the best pulled pork! I love it and you should try it if you have not tried it!
And the Union General has the best stuff you could ever ask for!
I also love the fairs and parade here and in the Fourth of July parade because you get a lot of candy and it always is fun to go out with your family!
And the Clarkston Oaks Fair, it brings you a lot of entertainment including the rides and the crash up derby.
And there is a lot of parks including Springfield Plains, Clintonwood, all the elementary parks, and last but not least Depot Park!
Also, they have very good sports programs in Clarkston with our basketball state championship and our football state championship this year!
We also have really good summer camps for kids who really want to go to the summer camps and it’s very cool to go to the summer camps because you get to meet kids what you have not met before!
They also have really nice teachers here and I love going to school here because it’s so fun. You always get to play with your friends and you don’t have to play with only your grade, you can play with kids from different grades because there’s two grades that go out at a time!
I love Clarkston and I hope you do, too.

Local history appreciated

By Margaret McGowan

One reason I love Clarkston is because of the healing garden.
It shows me that when people come together to work in a little way of taking care of a garden, so many people can just enjoy the flowers.
The kind hearts of those people even hide colorful rocks among the plants to decorate. And some even have kind words on them.
Another reason is because of the school and how in every grade the children get taken on a field trip that is educational, such as Cranbrook, releasing salmon the school grows, Lansing, the zoo, a hands-on museum, and best of all, a walk through downtown Clarkston!
Speaking of downtown Clarkston, it is my favorite because there are the old buildings that were not knocked down when stores were built in the buildings.
And if you look closely you can even see the people’s names who built the building.
Another reason I love Clarkston is because of how a band will play in Depot Park so people can listen to them play.
They play some of my favorite songs, too! Sometimes someone might sing to the song, too!
Clarkston Junior High students Evelyn Dice and Brooke Larkin organized their second-annual Clarkston Kids Writing Contest at Pine Knob Elementary. One of their prizes was publication in The Clarkston News.

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