Our Conference Center Coordinator Martha Vandergriff was a featured guest on the August 19 episode of WNCN’s My Carolina Today. Martha chatted with show host Valonda Calloway about clients who get married in the The Clayton Center Auditorium and hold their receptions in the Main Lobby. View the segment here.
Clayton Youth Theater revives a 1960s classic with their musical production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. The curtain goes up on the performances on July 24-25, July 30-31, and August 1 at 7:30 PM at The Clayton Center.
Set in New York City in 1922, this family friendly musical comedy is filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men, and a dragon-lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate. Millie will have all of Johnston County dancing the Charleston!
Tickets to the shows are $10 Adults; $5 Students 18 & under. (Ticket price does not include taxes or fees.) All seats for these performances are reserved, so order soon to get the best available seats.
Visit the Clayton Youth Theater website for more information about this talented group of 7th-12th graders.
The Clayton High School Class of 1965 will hold its 50th class reunion at The Clayton Center this Saturday. Members of the class will meet in the Council Chambers to reminisce and catch up with old friends in the very building in which they came together as students.
Since 1915, the property that is now The Clayton Center has been the cornerstone of community life in Clayton. Over the years, the historic buildings housed the Clayton Graded School, Clayton High School and Auditorium and Clayton Elementary School.
Full of life and activity for nearly 75 years, the building closed in 1997 and sat neglected until a public-private partnership between the Town of Clayton and the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation turned the building back into a vibrant center of life in Clayton.
It is always a pleasure to host Clayton School reunions here. Clayton School alumni are eager to share their stories of “the good old days,” when the halls of the buildings were filled with students and the auditorium was the site for school events and assemblies.