Clayton’s quaint and picturesque town park was lit up Saturday night for the annual Caroling and Tree Lighting. The event, which drew hundreds of spectators from Clayton and the surrounding communities, was the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.
The entire downtown was closed to traffic, and was instead filled with scenes of carolers, horse and carriage rides, and children holding cups of cider and the hands of their mothers.
“It’s like a Thomas Kinkade Christmas,” said one man watching the horse drawn carriages outside of Moresi’s Chophouse. Others smiled and nodded in agreement. [click to continue…]
The Clayton City Council shifted seamlessly into 2015 last Tuesday when City Clerk Janet Brown administered the oath of office to newly elected council members Keith Hayden and David Shuey; Hayden for the first time and Shuey for the fourth.
After signing the oaths, the two took their seats on the dais and outgoing council member and mayor Hank Stratford addressed the council and the city staff.
Stratford, by nature quiet and somewhat uncomfortable in the spotlight, thanked the city staff and his fellow council members. “I’ve learned something from every one of you, he said. “It’s been an honor to serve the city for eight years.” [click to continue…]
Clayton is fortunate that its culture of “giving back” extends to its younger residents. And nowhere is that as apparent as in prestigious scouting awards. Just recently, two young Clayton girls received their Girl Scout Gold Award for two unique projects.
Justine Del Monte, a 14-year-old resident of Clayton, combined her love of reading, writing and fighting bullying into a unique project that earned the Athenian School ninth grader the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award. [click to continue…]
As we round out 2014 and head into 2015 there is a lot to be thankful for in Clayton.
First, thank you to all who voted in the November election. Despite common pessimism, your vote does matter and you overwhelmingly voted to renew our downtown park revenue for the next 20 years, ensuring our beautiful park will remain the centerpiece of downtown. [click to continue…]