The festivals will be back says Clayton's CBCA

The festivals will be back says Clayton’s CBCA

The festivals will be back says Clayton's CBCA
CBCA president John Rubiales addresses the gathering.

CLAYTON, CA (Aug. 14, 2021) — In Clayton, members of the Clayton Business and Community Association gathered in person for the first time since March 2020.

Clayton resident and realtor Wendy Moore hosted the taco feed mixer at her new home in Oakhurst. Old friends and new caught up on families, golf scores and club business. And one lucky raffle winner took home the prize COVID cake decorated by Cecelia Hartley. “It says everything about the pandemic we need to know,” said member Tamara Steiner.

The CBCA is a fundraising civic organization existing for the sole purpose of donating back to the community through charitable giving, scholarships, and civic projects like the gazebo in The Grove, planter boxes on Main Street and “Daffodil Hill” at the city’s gateway.

An annual fall Oktoberfest, a spring Art and Wine Festival, a BBQ cook off in August and Dessert with Mrs. Claus at Christmas all would be impossible without the hundreds of volunteers that come back year after year. Bocce is big in Clayton and the club is home to dozens of bocce teams that play almost every night in the Ipsen Bocce Park on Main St.

COVID silenced everything in 2020 and 2021 and the club is now mustering forces to bring these highly successful events back in 2022 with a membership drive and Public Open House Thurs., Aug. 26, from 6:30 p.m.- 8 in the courtyard of the historic Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., in downtown Clayton.

CBCA supports community

Come learn about the many ways that CBCA supports the community.  In addition to mounting the high profile festivals, the club provides direct support to families with scholarship, school supplies, sports equipment and team support for the schools.

“Come and meet the people who make it all happen,” says an enthusiastic club secretary Meg Hanna.

“Find out how you and your family can get involved. Learn how we help our local and member businesses,” she said. “Tell us  about your business so we can support you.”

Members and event chairs will be on hand for questions. “Best of all get to know CBCA, our members, and your fellow neighbors,” says Hanna. A short business meeting from 6:30-7 will be followed by the Open House with cold drinks and light snacks.

CBCA will follow all public health guidelines-please check the CBCA website for the most current information