By Dale Jones
As each day gets warmer, and with daylight savings time going into effect this weekend, Clay Councilwoman Becky Johnson was quick to remind citizens that the 2016 Clay Days Festival is just around the corner.
“Our Clay Days Festival, which is our local city festival, will be April 2, to coincide with opening day at the ball field and the carnival,” Johnson told those attending Monday’s regular city council meeting.
The festival takes place at the ball field located at 7257 Old Springville Road, and the carnival, which will feature rides, food, crafts and more for all ages, will run Tuesday through Saturday of that week.
Vendor booths are still available.
Councilman Bo Johnson expressed his excitement about new businesses that have opened and are preparing to open in Clay in the near future.
“We have new businesses like the Cahaba Oaks Grill which is up and running, it appears that the Lovelady Center Thrift Store will be opening up in April, and of course, you can see the construction that is going on for AutoZone.” Johnson said. “It is good to have new businesses coming in, new things going on, and new blood around.”
Councilman Kevin Small informed citizens that the city was in the process of updating the library website.
“The preview looks really good and hopefully the site will be up and running by this weekend,” Small said.
Small said that the summer reading program is jam packed and hopes that the library will be able to entice patrons of all ages.
“We are trying to do some things, not only to meet the needs of our adults and children, but we are trying to reach out to the teenagers as well,” said Small.
The updated website is www.claylibrary.com.