150 Acts of Kindness
Apr
10
to Apr 4

150 Acts of Kindness

In honor of the Town of Clayton’s Sesquicentennial, the Clayton Junior Women's Club in challenging the community to perform 150 Acts of Kindness to promote volunteerism and community involvement! No act is too big or too small! Perform your own acts of kindness and post them to the CJWC 150 Acts of Kindness Facebook page! Stay tuned to participate in one of their local Acts of Kindness events.

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Clayton Stories - Tales from WRAL's Tar  Heel Traveler!
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Clayton Stories - Tales from WRAL's Tar Heel Traveler!

Join the Woman’s Club of Clayton and the Friends of Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library as we celebrate great storytelling with WRAL TV’s Tar Heel Traveler, Scott Mason. This celebrated TV reporter and author has traveled all around the state collecting colorful stories that capture the heart of a community - including SEVERAL wonderful tales and characters from Clayton!

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Unveiling of Historic Marker
Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Unveiling of Historic Marker

Join us for the unveiling of a very special historic site JUST approved by the Johnston County Heritage Commission! Clayton’s Hinton’s Quarter courthouse site is set receive one of the county’s first five historical markers. It was on this spot along current-day Front street were a violent tax revolt took place in the summer of 1768 and where Governor William Tryon, one of the most notorious royal governors of North Carolina., marched through with his troops in 1771.

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150th Community Brainstorming Meeting!
Apr
15
2:30 PM14:30

150th Community Brainstorming Meeting!

  • York Room at Town Hall/The Clayton Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We had a wonderful 150th birthday kick-off for Clayton on April 12-13th! Now we want to keep the momentum going and continue the Sesquicentennial Celebration throughout our 150th year! Do you have an idea for an event or initiative you'd like to plan? Is your group, organization or business planning something to help honor our 150th year and you'd like us to promote it on our Clayton150.org website, calendar and social media? Join us in the York Room on Tuesday, April 16th at 6 p.m.! We love to see the community involved!

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Clayton's 150th Birthday Kick-off Party!
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Clayton's 150th Birthday Kick-off Party!

The chance of rain has us moving to...Comet Country! Thank you to Clayton High School for agreeing to host Clayton's 150th Birthday Kick-off Party indoors!! We just didn't want to give up all of the many activities we had planned - so we're keeping the same time - Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:00 AM 3:00 PM but we're moving it two blocks down the street to Clayton High School!

Use the Robertson Street entrance near the beautiful baseball fields! We'll be packing all the fun into the school's two gyms and cafeteria - it's actually even more space than we were planning to have outdoors!

That means you can still enjoy a giant birthday cake, free ice cream, food trucks, two bands, a DJ, free kids inflatables, face-painting, circus performers, jugglers, coloring murals, a massive historic photo mosaic mural (post a pic with hashtag #clayton150 right now!), a volunteer fair and much more! The only thing we had to forego is the Deep River Brewing Company 150th beer - you'll just need to head a few blocks down Main Street to the brewery for a sip of Honeyversary 150th limited edition beer!

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Wake Up, You're 150, Clayton!
Apr
12
9:00 AM09:00

Wake Up, You're 150, Clayton!

On April 12th at 9 a.m., join Mayor Jody McLeod, the Clayton Fire Department and Clayton Police Department as we raise our coffee mugs at the popular gathering place Boulevard West for launch this incredible milestone. We'll be doing a birthday toast with limited edition Sesquicentennial coffee mugs - FREE to the first 150 people. And Boulevard West is supplying some free Sesquicentennial sweets!

The Clayton Police Department will reveal its specialized 150th badges - to be worn by all officers throughout our 150th year. The Fire Department will have its antique fire engine on display and its siren will help kick-off a loud and celebratory salute to this anniversary year.

This event is your chance to fuel up with caffeine - because our year-long celebration is just beginning!

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150 Spirit Week - Through the Ages!
Apr
12
8:00 AM08:00

150 Spirit Week - Through the Ages!

Leading up to our 150th milestone on April 12, 2019, the Clayton Downtown Development Association is teaming up with area schools and planning a fun Spirit Week. We’re encouraging students, teachers, business owners/employees, families, ANYONE and everyone to dress up each day of the week to help capture the spirit of our proud past, present and future!

Friday, April 12:  THROUGH THE AGES DAY – Pick your favorite decade from 1869-2019 and sport it! The roaring ‘20s, the wild ‘60s, or maybe the wacky ‘80s!  

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Clayton 150 Spirit Week - 150 Years Old Day!
Apr
11
8:00 AM08:00

Clayton 150 Spirit Week - 150 Years Old Day!

Leading up to our 150th milestone on April 12, 2019, the Clayton Downtown Development Association is teaming up with area schools and planning a fun Spirit Week. We’re encouraging students, teachers, business owners/employees, families, ANYONE and everyone to dress up each day of the week to help capture the spirit of our proud past, present and future!

Thursday, April 11: 150 YEARS OLD DAY – Dress like you’re as old as Clayton! 

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Clayton 150 Spirit Week - 2169 Day!
Apr
10
8:00 AM08:00

Clayton 150 Spirit Week - 2169 Day!

Leading up to our 150th milestone on April 12, 2019, the Clayton Downtown Development Association is teaming up with area schools and planning a fun Spirit Week. We’re encouraging students, teachers, business owners/employees, families, ANYONE and everyone to dress up each day of the week to help capture the spirit of our proud past, present and future!

Wednesday, April 10: 2169 DAY – Take your best guess at how you think people will be dressing 150 years from now!  No idea is too futuristic!

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Clayton 150 Spirit Week - 1869 Day!
Apr
9
8:00 AM08:00

Clayton 150 Spirit Week - 1869 Day!

Leading up to our 150th milestone on April 12, 2019, the Clayton Downtown Development Association is teaming up with area schools and planning a fun Spirit Week. We’re encouraging students, teachers, business owners/employees, families, ANYONE and everyone to dress up each day of the week to help capture the spirit of our proud past, present and future!

Tuesday, April 9: 1869 DAY – Dress as if it was the year Clayton was officially born! No idea what to wear?  Check out the costumes everyone wore 50 years ago when we celebrated Clayton’s Centennial. Visit ClaytonNC.org/150 or head to the History Room at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library in Downtown Clayton to research!

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Clayton 150 Spirit Week!
Apr
8
to Apr 12

Clayton 150 Spirit Week!

Leading up to our 150th milestone on April 12, 2019, the Clayton Downtown Development Association is teaming up with area schools and planning a fun Spirit Week. We’re encouraging students, teachers, business owners/employees, families, ANYONE and everyone to dress up each day of the week to help capture the spirit of our proud past, present and future! Monday, April 8: CLAYTON DAY – Wear your spirit by throwing on some Clayton gear or your school colors!

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150th Info/Community Meeting
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

150th Info/Community Meeting

  • York Room, The Clayton Center/Town Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Want to learn more about the year-long Clayton Sesquicentennial Celebration?  Want to participate? Maybe you have an idea for an event you’d like to see or organize. Join us for an information session about our kick-off birthday party and the year of events being planned. Have an existing annual event that you want to give a 150th twist and get on our Clayton 150 calendar on the Clayton150.org website?  Let’s share ideas as we work to bring the community together for this landmark anniversary year!

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