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Wake Up, You're 150, Clayton!

  • Boulevard West 104 West Main Street Clayton, NC, 27520 United States (map)

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 the launch of 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.

And everyone loves enjoying a cup of Joe while reading the morning headlines - grab your FREE commemorative copy of the “Clayton Bud” newspaper. Clayton Sesquicentennial member and former publisher of the Clayton News Star, Stewart McLeod, took on the task of creating a special edition 8-page newspaper for our 150th birthday. The pages will be full of history, photos and community pride. You won’t want to miss your chance to grab your copy!

Just as they did for the town's Centennial celebration in 1969, we're asking all Clayton churches to ring their church bells in unison at 9 a.m. and join the chorus! Honk your horn! Give a shout! The Town of Clayton is turning 150!

This event is your chance to fuel up with caffeine - because our year-long celebration is just beginning! Details on our Saturday, April 13th Birthday Kick-off Party and a year of events being planned at