Friday, November 30, 2007

Clayton Tree Lighting

WOW! More than 2500 people walked through downtown Clayton last night for the "new" Live Christmas Village and Tree Lighting and everyone seemed to have a great time! WRAL-TV 5 morning news anchor Lynda Loveland visited a number of businesses, supped at Jones Lunch with Mayor Jody McLeod and helped emcee the tree lighting events at Town Square.
Winners of the Storefront Decorating Contest are:

Best Overall - Jones Lunch Cafe
Honorable Mention - Lee's Produce

Most Traditional - Awards & Engravables
Honorable Mention - Four Seasons Gift Baskets & More

Most Creative - Signage of the Carolina's
Honorable Mention - Pizzaz

The Grinch Award - Hometowne Realty

We'll be posting some more video and photos from last night's events as well as photos of the contest winners.

Be sure to post your comments about last night's event, too!


Anonymous said...

everything was unorganized,and too confusing. Singing groups had no microphones. Everything needed to be in one location rather than all spread around. And the PA system at the tree lighting was so quiet that no one could hear anything. I know the mayor sang but I could not hear him, If it was not for not being posted here I would not know who won any of the prizes! We were dissapointed and will not brave the chill next year unless it is re-formatted. OH YEAH>>and who has an event like this with all these people and small kids and no port-o potties!!!???? You can do better (we hope)

Clayton#1 said...

What a great event. For this to be the first time putting on a live Christmas village it was a great success. It was nice of the businesses and organizations to give away free hot chocolate, apple cider, wassail, cookies and other treats. I think the volunteers who worked hard to make this happen did a great job as well. I imagine next year it will be even bigger and better!!!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed all the choirs singing, the hand bells and the marching band.