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Labor Day Closures & Garbage Schedule

09/02/2020

All Town of Clayton employees will be off for the Labor Day holiday Monday. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.

All Star will NOT run garbage, recycling or yard waste routes on Labor Day. Still put your waste out on your regularly-scheduled day  Monday routes will be picked up on Tuesday and crews will immediately start on Tuesday routes on Monday as well, finishing up what they can. Again, please put your carts to the curb as normal this week, just know it might take an extra day for All Star to collect it. When in doubt, leave it out!

Clayton Parks & Recreation's Clayton Community Center remains closed to the public, however, park, playgrounds and greenways remain open. 

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library has begun in-person visits by the public with appointments only. 

The Clayton Center remains closed, however, they are providing weekly LIVE STREAM concerts every Wednesday night from our historic auditorium. 

The holiday will also push back September's Clayton Town Council meeting – usually held on the first Monday of the month – to Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall/The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton. Click here to view the full agenda and see what's on the plate for Council. 

So what’s up with that old black-and-white photo we chose to highlight the holiday closures? That’s a photo of workers shot right here in Clayton inside the Liberty Tobacco Warehouse around the turn of the 20th Century. It was around that time, in 1894, that the United States declared Labor Day as a federal holiday in honor of the hard-working Americans who make our country strong. It sure looks like the men in that hot tobacco warehouse could have used a day off! The Clayton Tobacco Market opened for the first time in the fall of 1909 in two warehouses, the Liberty Tobacco Warehouse and the Star Tobacco Warehouse (both no longer stand).

Hope you enjoyed the history lesson and have a happy holiday weekend!

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