Thursday, May 03, 2012 08:43:58 PM by
The second annual Clayton Railroad Days Festival will be held on June 9 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Like last year, the festival will include a large train display in the banquet hall of the firehouse, three live entertainment locations, displays, vendors and food.
Organizers say this year's event will be bigger and better than last year's. Entertainment will again include the Citizens Hose Co. Fireman's Band, the MOT Steppers in the engine room at the Clayton firehouse and singer Sol Knopf on Main Street in front of the Young Bean.
New this year will be The Mix performing midday in the entertainment tent on Railroad Avenue, across from the old firehouse. Also new this year will be a Kids Zone with games and crafts for all kids. Back again this year there will be a petting zoo, pony rides and maybe even a couple surprises at the kids area at the corner of Main and North Bassett streets.
This year is the 125th anniversary of the town of Clayton and to celebrate, an old-fashioned parade will be held down Main Street. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Clayton Elementary School. Lineup will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will be on School Lane. The parade will proceed east on Main Street past the festival to North Reed Street where it will turn left and end up at Metal Masters.
Each unit that participates in the parade will receive a small plaque to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the town. Those interested are asked to contact Kevin Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any other questions can be directed to Lisa Thomson at email@example.com.