Red, white, blue…and gold are the Fourth of July colors this year as Clayton celebrates America’s birthday and Clayton’s 50th year as a city. Gather the star spangled gear, add a dash of gold sparkle and prepare to march, drive, ride or stroll downtown in this year’s parade to the theme of “Celebrating Clayton’s Milestones.”
The Kiddie Parade does not require advance entry. Children line up along Oak Street with their bicycles, roller skates, non motorized scooters, wagons strollers, small kids’ battery motorized play vehicles all decked out in the celebratory colors.
The Main Parade requires advance registration so applications can be approved before the parade. New and returning clubs, bands and organizations are encouraged to sign up.
For those patriotic souls wanting to be somewhere between the sidelines and the middle of Main Street, volunteers are needed.
Clayton’s Cw Wolfe will be back on the grandstand as Grand Marshall. Local choir Yesterday’s Kids will be joined by soprano Mechele Fong for the National Anthem.
The Parade starts at 10 a.m. on July 4.
For parade applications, go to cityofclayton.org or pick one up at City Hall. Applications must be postmarked by June 23. To volunteer, call 673-7304 to help out even a portion of the day between 6 a.m. and 12 p.m.