Taste of Carolina Cuisine: This has been the major fundraiser for The Woman’s Club of Clayton for the past  13 years.  Funds raised are used to support community causes such as  Backpack Buddies, Christmas for Kids, Hocutt-Ellington Library, Clayton Arts Festival, Harbor House, Boys & Girls Club of Johnston County, Clayton Area Ministries – just to name a few.  The dining event showcases the best food from local restaurants, all in one location.  Those attending sample “taste-size” portions from the restaurants’ menus.  The restaurants compete for awards that are judged by Chef Fredi Morf and his colleagues from Wake Tech Culinary Arts program that are presented after the dining including “Best Presentation,” “Best Original Dish,” “Best Use of Seasonal Ingredients,” “Best Pasta Dish,” “Best Use of Local Ingredients,” and “Best Dessert”.  In addition, attendees cast ballots for “People’s Choice, 1st and 2nd.” There is also a silent auction including wonderful baskets and gifts attendees can bid on.

The 14th annual “Taste of Carolina Cuisine,” will be held on November 2, 2018 at the Clayton Center. Tickets are $40 per person and can be obtained by calling 919-412-6368. Participating restaurants are:

•            Anthony’s Italian Pizza & Pasta

•            Caribbean Delight

•            Chefella’s

•            Clayton Steakhouse

•            Dylan’s Gifts & Catering

•            Fat Boys BBQ & Catering

•            Festejos Mexican Grill & Bar

•            Manning’s

•            Morning Glory Inn

•            Sherry’s Signature Cheesecakes

•            The Flipside

•            Vinson’s

This fundraiser would not be possible without the wonderful local sponsors. Sponsors in 2017 included Agri Supply, Balfour Beatty Construction, Structural Steel Products, BB&T, Billy Hemby CFP, Dianne & Jerry Carroll, Grifols, Four Oaks Bank, Happy Tails Pet Grooming, Johnston Health, Joyce Lipscomb-Canady, Lipscomb Learning Center, North State Bank, US Foods, Blackley’s Printing & Signs, Deacon Jones, First Citizens Bank of Clayton, First Citizens Bank of Swift Creek, Fred Smith Company, J M Daniels Construction Company, KS Bank,  McHerrin Fertilizer, and Stephenson Insurance Associates.

Spring Tea: The Spring fundraiser for 2018 is a Spring Tea on Saturday, May 5th. Details are included in the flyer below.
Spring Tea Flyer v2