Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Clayton State Students to Volunteer for Sixth Annual Festival of Trees and Lights

The Department of Campus Life at Clayton State University is currently looking for student volunteers to participate in the Sixth Annual Festival of Trees and Lights at the Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro.

With beautifully decorated trees, a fun-filled children's area, great shopping, food, entertainment, photos with Santa, and other special events, the Festival, which is sponsored by the Rainbow House, has become a community tradition.

Clayton State’s volunteer night at the Festival of Trees and Lights will be Friday, Dec. 5 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Clayton State volunteers will be handling; arts and crafts, gingerbread men, concessions, the gift shop, entertainment, gift wrapping, and the hayride.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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Clayton State Student Organizations Sponsoring Thanksgiving Food Drive

he Clayton State University Teacher Education Club and the Honors Student Association are working together this Thanksgiving season to sponsor a canned food drive through Nov. 18.

Donations may be dropped off in the labeled boxes located in the lobbies of the following Clayton State University campus buildings: Arts & Sciences, Lecture Hall, Student Center, and Technology.

For further information, contact Brent Jackson at mjackson37@student.clayton.edu.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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Monday, November 10, 2008

16th Annual Holiday at Home Parade

Plan NOW to join us for the 16th Annual Holiday at Home Parade in Historic Downtown Jonesboro. There were over 2000 participants last year and hundreds more lined the route to enjoy this Annual Holiday Tradition! Always held the Saturday before Thanksgiving, this year’s parade date is Saturday, November 22nd.

Arts Clayton is thrilled to announce that our traditional and honored Parade Host Mr. Truett Cathy will again act as the Grand Marshall of the Holiday at Home Parade.

Presented by Arts Clayton, Clayton County, the City of Jonesboro, and thanks to the annual sponsorship of Heritage Bank, the Holiday at Home Parade brings together civic organizations, schools, churches, businesses and local agencies for this community-wide celebration. The parade features floats, high school marching bands, ROTC units, community groups and civic organizations, fire trucks, vintage cars, police safety vehicles, and of course one of the all-time kids’ favorite, Sparkey the Fire Dog. And of course, as a very special treat, Mr. Santa Claus is expected to make his annual appearance at the end of the parade.

This year’s Holiday at Home Parade theme is “There’s No Place Like Home”. The Parade steps off at 4:30pm. Monetary awards will be given for the Best of Parade, Best use of Theme, Most Artistic and Colorful, Best Performance, Greatest Outreach (having greatest community impact), Outstanding Audience Appeal and Best High School Marching Band. Following the parade, and the lighting of the Grand Tree on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse, the day's festivities will conclude as the City of Jonesboro hosts their popular Holiday Street Dance completing the scene.

For community’s added enjoyment, the City of Jonesboro also sponsors a street festival all along Main Street with booths featuring gifts, crafts, food, fun and entertainment for the entire family.

The Arts Clayton Gallery, located at 136 South Main St., will host the annual Mistletoe Market, offering beautiful and unique gift items of original art at affordable prices for everyone on your list!

The Holiday at Home Parade begins at the intersection of McDonough Street and Stockbridge Road (old 138 Hwy) and proceeds north to the Confederate Cemetery, crosses the railroad tracks and turns south along Main Street to the Clayton County Courthouse. For those wanting to participate, applications are available online at www.artsclayton.org; in person at the Arts Clayton Gallery; by email request to artline@artsclayton.org, or call Arts Clayton at 770-473-5775 to receive information by mail or fax. To participate as a vendor in the Street Festival, contact the City of Jonesboro at 770-478-3800.
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Clayton State Open House Draws a Full House

The Clayton State University Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions’ fall Open House Program on Saturday, Nov. 8 already has a full house.

According to Director of Recruitment and Admissions Betty Momayezi, as of the afternoon of Nov. 6, no less than 537 have registered for the Open House... 255 students and 282 guests.

The day-long series of activities begins at 9 a.m. in the University’s new Student Activities Center (SAC) and ends at approximately 3 p.m. at Laker Hall, Clayton State’s new campus residence hall.

For additional information, go to www.clayton.edu and click on Open House.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.