The parade is just starting to come around the bend. A very good sized crowd of spectators.
The Grand Marshal, Mrs. Vera Spaulding, joined by her son George and her niece Minnie Westby Hayworth.
Royalty of the Clayton Pee Wee Rodeo.
The lower floor of the Grange Hall has been completed. First class stainless steel kitchen appliances have been installed and special occasion meals have already been served.
A young lady in the parade, proud of her well marked pinto pony.
Long time Claytonites, Ray Bockemuehl, Duane Costa, Rita and Dick Casberg.
The Brickyard Tavern, formerly the Ramble Inn, has been in Clayton for many decades. This building was the second school house when Clayton was young. The building can be seen as a school and private home on the Clayton page
The Clayton Community Bible Church's float in the parade.
These young ladies will remember riding in the parade for the rest of their lives. Beautiful horses and all.
Pretty in purple! This is the Miss Deer Park float. 2006
The parade contained antique cars, floats and horseback riders. Here comes Shorty Daugherty who was well known for jokes and it's a wonder he didn't drop the blade and spread some of those road apples around a bit.
This Clayton Community Church under the guidance of Pastor Tony Goodner has grown. A new chapel with high tech projectors and sound system has been added. This Church was built about 1900.
After all the Clayton Brickyard Day festivities beginning with the 7:00 AM breakfast, the Fun Run, the Parade, the quilt display at the newly rebuilt Grange Hall, then the Barbecue party at the restored Clayton School, Clayton reverts back to a quiet little town. Many of the people attending Brick Yard Days then go a few short miles north to the Old Loon Lake School and Loon Lake Historical Society Museum to see an arts and craft show.
Just moments prior to the start of Clayton's Parade went into action, action of a different manner came around the bend from the north. The freight train sounded it's whistle, the brakeman, the Fireman & the engineer greeted the croud with waves of friendship & joy. The parade watchers returned the greeting with wholehearted enthusiasm.
"I ran across these three photos from Clayton Brickyard Day when my dad’s cousin Oliver Olson was grand marshal, and Oliver’s sister Ruth Stelting (Art’s mother) was honorary marshal. It looks like this was 1986 – see sign on back of truck in first photo." (Information and image, courtesy of Clark Satre.)
is on the passenger side of the front seat of the Cadillac, and Ruth is behind
the driver. (Information and image courtesy of Clark Satre)
The guy driving the Cadillac is Johnny Hansen. (Information
courtesy of Bill Sebright).
And more in the opposite direction. Many more joined them as word spread, "Here comes the parade."
A close up of the royalty.
The Fat Quarter Quilt Club display of their talents in the upstairs of the Clayton Grange Hall. The rebuilt Grange Hall received the final finishing touches for the grand re-opening in October. The Hall reopened in Oct. of 2008.
President Bill Sebright of the Clayton-Deer Park Historical Society manned the display booth. The Leno Prestini painting on the right was donated to the Society by Duane and Bruno Costa on July 17, 2007. Leno painted and presented it to his lifelong friend Silvio Costa.
I am quite sure I over heard this father say, " Now you see here son, to give you an idea how old this Clayton side walk is, this is a dinosaur track."
A restored 1932 Olds Coupe entered in the antique car show on the west end of town on Brickyard day.
A high stepping Clydesdale and his proud owner.
A few of the Clayton natives. Left to right; Warren Nord, Ray Bockemuehl, Duane Costa, Cecil Tobeck and Bob Clouse.
I hear tell this little cow girl's heart was beating louder and faster than the hoofbeats of her horse, Scout.
Deer Park VFW's color guard.
The Clayton Community Fair float of 2006
On Clayton Day 2008 Robert A. Clouse was greeted to a once in a lifetime cloud formation. He took full advantage, as a result it is shared with all the WWW.
Clayton's top of the line Fire Engine. I guarantee the siren is in top working order.
Royalty of the Pee Wee Rodeo and their well groomed ponies.
Loren Lentz is one of the kids! Moments like this that make it all worthwhile for the Brickyard Day volunteers.
During the parade Andy Carlson (in the blue T-shirt) announced each paticipant and supplied information to the bystanders about the passing parade entries. He gave a particularly good description of the life and times of this year's Grand Marshal, Mrs. Vera Spaulding. Thus ends this episode of Clayton Brickyard Day 2007.