Friday, April 28, 2006
Shag away the workday stress at the “Beach on the Square” concert in downtown Clayton on Thursday, May 18 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
The free beach music concert is sponsored by the Town of Clayton and the Clayton Downtown Development Association (CDDA) and is the first event on the recently developed Town Square. Beach balls, lawn chairs, and beach blankets are expected to fill the lawn at the Town Square which sits between West Main Street and S. O’Neil and Fayetteville streets.
“The Craig Woolard Band” is the main event, featuring the longtime lead singer of “The Embers.” The 2005 Carolina Beach Music Awards named “The CWB” as “Group of the Year” and their latest CD is high on the beach music radio charts.
According to CDDA President Joyce Blackley the concert is to celebrate the new Town Square and to connect the town’s new residents to downtown Clayton, “There are many new residents in town that may not have had the opportunity to visit downtown Clayton so this is our invitation to them to check out their downtown.”
Bobbie Joe Turner, chair of the CDDA’s Promotion Committee said, “We are so pleased to have the Craig Woolard Band join us for this event. They will provide some great entertainment for a great family event right after work.” Ms. Turner said that in addition to some quality beach music, local artist Kelly Sari will keep children entertained in the “Artists’ Corner” with stone rubbings and watercolors. There will also be roaming face-painters and a concession stand with refreshments and food. The Clayton Downtown Development Association will operate an information booth for event and downtown information.
For more information about “Beach on the Square” call 919.553.1737.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
The sidewalks of downtown Clayton will become a little neater these days. An additional seven new trash receptacles have been installed along the south side of East Main Street in the last two weeks. Town Manager Steve Biggs said there have been an ample number of receptacles on the north side of the street, but Downtown Development Coordinator Bruce Naegelen noticed a need for receptacles on the south side of Main Street and included them in a budget request. It turned out, Mr. Biggs said, that the Town had the receptacles in stock and only had to install them. Mr. Naegelen said there will be a need for additional receptacles on Second Street at the Town Square, along West Main to Robertson Street, and along First Street, as new businesses open there. According to Mr. Naegelen, town crews empty the receptacles every Monday and Thursday morning.
Monday, April 24, 2006
Mrs. Blackley also highlighted the three goals the DDA has established for 2006:
- Position the Clayton Downtown Development Association as THE non-profit charged with managing downtown Clayton
- Improve Downtown Appearance and Accessibility
- Strengthen the Downtown Economy
The strategies and actions needed to accomplish these goals are available by sending an email to the Downtown Development Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 553-1545 and asking for Bruce Naegelen.
Door prizes were provided by Clayton Food Town, Right Angles Framing, Morning Glory Inn, Coffee Mill and Flowers By the Neuse.
Friday, April 21, 2006
We welcome your comments, thoughts and participation.
Downtown Development Coordinator
Town of Clayton
111 E Second Street
Clayton, NC 27520