Planning a Wedding? Attend a Wedding Expo!

“Attend a wedding show” is typically on the To Do list of brides starting to plan a wedding. We would like to make that even more specific by quoting a recent blog posted by the Johnston County Visitor’s Bureau  — “go to a weddingattend a wedding show show held within the geographical region that you wish to get married.”

Why? Well, in Weddings in Johnston County – Expos and Expectations, according to the JCVB, if you are not familiar with the area, a wedding show will introduce you to vendors within the local wedding industry. And, if you do live in the area where you want to hold your wedding and reception, you still may not know what wedding services are available until you attend a local wedding expo. Think about it — when was the last time that you booked a venue, florist, transportation, caterer or a wedding planner?

So, if you are planning a local wedding in the coming year, begin your search for wedding services at the free 2018 Clayton Wedding Expo here at The Clayton Center on Saturday, February 3, from 10 AM-2 PM. If this date does not work for you, there are two other upcoming expos. The first is at The Farm on Sunday, January 29, from 11 AM-4 PM (admission is $7 in advance; $10 at the door). The Pond at Lazy O Farm will hold its free expo on Saturday, April 7, from 11 AM – 3 PM.


Read It, Then See It: CYT Offers Free Copies of “Anne Of Green Gables”

CYT Anne of Green Gables book giveawayClayton Youth Theater is promoting theater and reading by offering free copies of the novel “Anne of Green Gables” to the community. Residents of all ages are encouraged to read the book, then come out to see the CYT production here at The Clayton Cente on February 22 and 23 at 7 PM and February 24 at 2 PM and 7 PM.

The books will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Readers are encouraged to pass the book onto a friend after reading it. Sixty copies of the book will be available at the following three locations:

The Clayton Center Main Lobby Reception Desk, 111 E. 2nd Street
Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church Street
Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road

UPDATE: It’s Another Snow Day for The Clayton Center & Town of Clayton

WEATHER UPDATE: We are CLOSED again today, Thursday, January 18. Icy snow on roads is beginning to melt, but driving is still tricky and we are not taking any chances! We plan to reopen tomorrow, Friday, January 19, at 10 AM.

Until then, we thank you for your patience and understanding, and we hope you stay safe and warm while enjoying the snow!

Snow is falling, roads are icy, and the Town of Clayton is not taking any chances. The Clayton Center and all other Town facilities, including Town Hall, Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library and Clayton Parks & Recreation’s Clayton Community Center, will remain closed this evening and will delay opening until 11 AM on Thursday, January 18.

At 10 a.m. tomorrow, Town administrators will review conditions and will make decisions regarding possible further delays. Please check back for more information.

The Clayton Center & All Town of Clayton Facilities Closed Today

Due to the snowy forecast and concern that road conditions will worsen throughout the day, all activities scheduled at The Clayton Center today, January 16, are canceled. The Center and all Town of Clayton government offices are closed today.

Although it was not snowing early this morning, Town administrators have been monitoring the winter storm since yesterday and considered “the latest forecast, the expected arrival time and quick intensity” of the storm when deciding to close. Conditions will be evaluated later this afternoon to make a determination about tomorrow.

In the meantime, tickets to all events at The Clayton Center are available here. If you were planning to attend a meeting at the Center today, please contact your meeting organizer for information about rescheduled dates.

We Are Closed Today

The Clayton Center closed for MLK DayThe Clayton Center, and all of the offices of the Town of Clayton, are closed today, Monday, January 15, for MLK Day. We will reopen tomorrow for regular business hours.

During this time, tickets to all events can be purchased here. We look forward to seeing you at The Clayton Center soon.