Members of Clayton Theatricals, directed by owner Andrew Wade.
Murder Mystery Dinners 2024
The Woman’s Club of Clayton sponsored its third year of Murder/Mystery Dinner (January 12 & 13) at our club! The performers were members of Clayton Theatricals and were all high school students from Clayton, Corinth Holder and West Johnston High Schools. They all did a fabulous job. A special thanks goes to Andrew Wade, who is the Director and owner of Clayton Theatricals.
Betsy Grannis, TWCC President presented the check for $330 to Clayton Theatricals and thanked all those in attendance. Co-chairs Margaret Lee and Nancy Maynard appreciate the support of everyone who donated their time and energy to this successful event.
Taste of Carolina 2023
Congratulations to Manning’s Restaurant for winning the People’s Choice Award at the Woman’s Club of Clayton (TWCC) major fundraiser, Taste of Carolina, held on March 18th at the Farm at 42. First runner-up for People’s Choice was Caribbean Delight Restaurant. The dining event showcased the best food from local restaurants, all in one location. Those attending sampled “taste-size” portions from the restaurants’ menus and participants voted on a People’s Choice award for their favorite restaurant. In addition, judges from Wake Technical Culinary Arts determined specialty award winners as follows: Most Original – Vinson’s Pub & Eatery; Best Dessert – Festejos Mexican Grill & Bar; Best use of Local Ingredients – Low and Slow Smokehouse; Best Presentation – Kobe Japanese Steakhouse and Yi Gi Asian Foods. Other participating restaurants were Neuse Country Club’s 918 Bar & Grill, Skylines Cafe & Bar, Nina’s Restaurant & Bar, and Simple Twist. Participants also enjoyed a Silent Auction, DJ Mike Brock, dancing, and 50/50 Raffle.
TWCC is so grateful for the community support of this event. There were 27 local businesses that purchased sponsorships and numerous restaurants, local businesses and individuals contributed items for the Silent Auction as listed on the attached program for the Taste of Carolina. Total funds raised exceeded $25,000!
Restaurant winners (left to right) Manning’s Restaurant-People’s Choice Winner; Caribbean Delight Restaurant-People’s Choice Runner Up; Low and Slow Smokehouse-Best Use of Local Ingredients; Festejos Mexican Grill & Bar-Best Dessert; Betsy Grannis-TWCC President; Vinson’s Pub & Eatery-Most Original; Kobe Japanese Steakhouse and Yi Gi Asian Foods-Best Presentation; Dianne Carroll-TWCC Co-Chair for Taste of Carolina
Attendees enjoy the music and dancing
Some of the wonderful Clayton Theatricals actors
Murder Mystery Dinners 2023
Murder Mystery Dinner – The Woman’s Club of Clayton hosted two seatings of a Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser on Friday, January 13, 2023 and Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the TWCC clubhouse, 109 Church Street. The murder mystery was enacted by Clayton Theatricals and music was provided by the Claytones. Each evening the sellout crowd enjoyed a delicious meal and actively participated in determining who was the murderer.
Small Town Gala 2022
The club’s major fundraiser was held Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the Farm at 42. The event featured a catered buffet, cash bar, music, dancing, and a Reverse Raffle with a grand prize totaling $10,000.00. Additionally, many ‘second chance’ prizes were awarded throughout the evening. Funds raised from this event play an integral role in the continued success of our organization and will be used to fund community-based projects and scholarships.
The Woman’s Club of Clayton Events Held at Main Street Community Garden
During 2021, The Woman’s Club of Clayton, in partnership with Main Street Community Garden, transformed the Main Street Community Garden into a wonderful playground for kids during Easter, Halloween and Christmas. Thousands have visited the garden during these special events.
Betsy Grannis, Spring Fling Brunch and Fashion Show Co-chair
Spring Fling Brunch & Fashion Event
The Woman’s Club of Clayton held this fundraiser on March 7, 2020 at Brick & Mortar, 217 E. Main Street, Clayton. Guests enjoyed a wonderful brunch, lovely spring fashions presented by Belk’s, additional fashion displays from Dylan’s, Yellow House and Unique Gifts by Jacquelynn, silent auction, door prizes and fun! Pictured above Candace Penny, one of the models for the event. Other models are pictured below.
Small Town Gala Fundraiser 2019
Small Town Gala: Honoring Clayton’s 150 Years – A Fall Fundraiser: The Woman’s Club of Clayton hosted the first ever “Small Town Gala” which was held Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Farm at 42. Funds raised from this event play an integral role in the continued success of our organization and will be used to fund community-based projects in our town of Clayton. This year a major portion of the funds raised will go to the Clayton Community Recreational Foundation:Harmony Playground and Christmas Kids Project (a joint project of The Woman’s Club of Clayton and Clayton Civitan Club).
The event featured a catered buffet, cash bar, music, dancing, a Casino Night, Diamond Dip, and a Reverse Raffle with grand prize totaling $10,000.00. Additionally, many ‘second chance’ prizes were awarded throughout the evening. The event was very successful and we want to thank all of the organizations and individuals who purchased sponsorships.
TWCC members Margaret Lee and Brenda Hill are greeted by Representative Donna White who portrayed Clayton resident from 150 years ago, Mrs. Stallings
Mayor Jody McLeod addresses the audience
TWCC member Jo Howard looks on as Susan Johnson wins the Diamond Dip including a 1/2 carat diamond and $200 certificate from Main Street Jewelers to mount the diamond
TWCC President, Donna Steele, presents check to winner of Reverse Raffle. The top 2 decided to split the $10,000 prize