Rain or shine, scores of Claytonians show up at City Hall every year on a Saturday morning in April to pick up garbage bags and gloves before heading out to the city streets for Clayton Cleans Up.
This event, held to honor Earth Day, is a great chance for kids, adults, Scout Troops, service clubs, families and neighbors to spiff up the town in readiness for the Art and Wine Festival.
This year’s free T-shirt is a special designer edition created by Clayton resident, Patricia Crane. “I have been interested in art since my first box of crayons and have always managed to have some type of art in my life,” Crane says. She continues to take art classes that are offered locally and participate in community theater. “I am happy that I can use my computer design skills to give back to the community through groups like the Clayton Valley Art Collaborative and Clayton Cleans Up.”
Volunteers meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 27, at City Hall to pick up a T-shirt, garbage bags and gloves. At 11:30, everyone meets back at City Hall for a barbecue lunch.
The event is sponsored by the Clayton Pioneer and the city of Clayton with generous donations from Allied Waste, Travis Credit Union and local merchants. For more information, call the Pioneer at (925) 672-0500.