July 18, 2021

EVENT: Prop A Educational Session for Clayton voters

Join the City of Clayton for an educational session to learn more about Proposition A this Wednesday, July 21 at 6 pm at The Center of Clayton.

You can also learn more by visiting claytonmo.gov/PropA

OR join by Zoom

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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June 16, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENT: Blood Drive this Friday!


Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood so giving blood is one of the easiest ways to save someone’s life. St. Joseph Church (106 N Meramec) is hosting a blood drive this Friday, June 18, from 1 - 5 pm in the Parish Hall. Spread the word and please consider donating your blood.
To sign up, go to rcblood.org/appt and enter our sponsor code, sjcchurch, in the box or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Covid precautions will be in place including requiring masks, social distancing, and only donors will be able to attend.

April 28, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENT - Police Chief Smith will ride a bicycle patrol THIS SATURDAY through Ward III

We're looking forward to sunshine as the Chief will be checking in with residents on Saturday, May 1st, to say hello & discuss any topics on your mind. Planned stops will be made at Hanley Park at 10 am and Taylor Park at 11 am. He'll continue to ride the neighborhood streets before & after each stop. #WeAreClaytonMO

February 18, 2021

All That Glitters Event - Complimentary Invitation


'CCF At Home with Claire Saffitz'
Moderated by Charlie Brennan of KMOX and KETC's Donnybrook
Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 pm CST

The Ralph Clayton Society (RCS) of the Clayton Community Foundation (CCF) and KMOX invites the public to join us for a free virtual event which is open to everyone. 

RSVP is required by emailing CCF@claytonmo.gov   Insert 'RSVP for Claire Saffitz' in the subject line. The Zoom link will be emailed to all registered guests the week of the event. 

Born and raised in Clayton, Claire Saffitz https://www.dessertperson.com is a pastry chef, food writer, and media star. Her first cookbook Dessert Person is a New York Times Best Seller celebrating baking, pastry, and all things sweet. Previously, she was the Senior Food Editor at Bon Appétit magazine. She hosted the series Gourmet Makes on the Bon Appétit YouTube channel, where she used her classical pastry knowledge to reverse engineer popular snack foods and candy. 

For any questions about this event, or to join the RCS, please contact Alex Elmestad at 314-290-8553 or email at  aelmestad@claytoncommunityfoundation.org  *All current members of the Ralph Clayton Society (RCS) will be treated to a special surprise to enjoy during the event. 

Clayton Community Foundation (CCF) History Lecture Event: 'The Forgotten Neighborhood'

You are invited to a complimentary online Zoom event sponsored by the Clayton Community Foundation.

Saturday, February 20 at 7:00 pm
Tune in here:  https://tinyurl.com/4zz55jfw
FREE and open to all. No RSVP required. 

In celebration of Black History Month, this virtual event will feature a screening of Clayton's Neighborhoods. 

Episode 3: The Forgotten Neighborhood and Q/A features former Clayton High School history teacher and historian, Donna Rogers-Beard. The event will also feature special guests: a former Clayton teacher who is authoring a book on this subject and Doris Graham, who grew up in the neighborhood and attended the Crispus Attucks School. This important episode tells the story of the thriving African-American neighborhood in Clayton that dates back to the turn of the 20th Century.

The Clayton’s Neighborhoods Video Project is a historic look at multiple neighborhoods designed by nationally known architects in the early 1900s. The Clayton Community Foundation (CCF) History Committee teamed with Cordell Whitlock, award-winning former KSDK television reporter, and Peter Foggy, former KSDK television videographer, to prepare the script and produce the videos of eight neighborhoods within the City of Clayton community over the past few months. Also starring in Clayton’s Neighborhoods is Esley Hamilton, who served for nearly 40 years as the St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Preservation Historian. Hamilton has been called “irreplaceable” and “encyclopedic,” and received one of four nationwide preservation awards from the Secretary of the Interior.

View additional CCF videos at... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0m76lPuilLunQcZtU4CWhg/videos

October 19, 2020

Stock the Pantry Event - October 24th


September 10, 2020

Invitation to 'Bemiston Place' presentation

 Dear Old Town Residents,

There will be an online community conference this Monday, 9/14/20 with the new developer of Bemiston Place who is taking over the old Kummer Project.
It is a virtual presentation and you must register to attend. If you are interested, it will be presented this Monday, 9/14/20 at 4:30 p.m.
More info about registration is located at the following website:

Cheryl Verde
Interim President
Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association

August 20, 2020

Old Town Clayton Announcements

CANCELLED! There will be NO annual Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association meeting next month due to Covid 19 safety concerns, social distancing, and restrictions for large gatherings. Hopefully, our popular Old Town annual meeting will be scheduled next year without any drama!

The food pantry run by the St. Vincent de Paul Society is located at St. Joseph Church. They continue to need canned goods to feed the hungry.  The pantry shelves are empty again. Please consider picking up some extra canned goods the next time you are at the store and help someone who needs it! You can drop off food at the entrances to the church, or if you prefer, you can write a check to St. Joseph and include SVdP in the memo line. Thank you for all your support! 

In other news, members of the Old Town Board recently approved and pledged to make a $1,000 donation to support the new Maryland Park project.  It will be funded out of our Old Town checking account in the name of the Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association. The future Maryland Park is a pocket park,  located in Old Town, adjacent to the library on Maryland Avenue. Our association’s donation will help kick-start the Clayton Community Foundation's fundraising efforts, with the hope to inspire more donations.  Stay tuned, there will be much more exciting news and details about this park from the city of Clayton in the coming weeks! All Old Town residents and others will be encouraged to support this Clayton project by submitting a donation in any amount, to make this park become a reality. Maryland Park will become the twelfth Clayton park. 

Marta Martin is our newest Old Town board member. Welcome Marta!

Lastly, Cheryl Verde is stepping down as President of the Neighborhood Association after serving in that position for 20 plus years.  She recently moved out of Old Town but will remain as interim President until the end of the year to assist with the board's transition.

April 15, 2020

Food Pantry Needs

Dear Old Town Neighbors,

Did you know that our local St. Vincent de Paul Society sponsors an onsite food pantry at St. Joseph’s in Clayton? The pantry serves many inner city residents and others in the area. Sadly, the food pantry is nearly empty and needs replenishment.   As a good neighbor, can you help by donating dry goods (cereal, rice, pasta), canned goods (vegetables, fruit, pasta sauce), or cleaning supplies (dish soap, laundry detergent)?

If you go to the store, or are able to order groceries online, could you try and pick up a few extras to share with those who need them?  You can place your donated bag of goods inside the hallway located at the north-side door of St. Joseph’s Church, 106 N. Meramec Avenue. Volunteers will assist by delivering the collection of donated goods to those in need. 

Feel free to share this message with others. Thank you for your generosity and stay safe and healthy!

June 14, 2019

SAVE THE DATE - Thursday, September 26th - Annual Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association Meeting

Dear Old Town Clayton Neighbors,

Mark your calendars and plan to attend our ‘Annual Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Meeting’ on Thursday, September 26th from 7 pm - 8:30 pm, at St. Joseph Parish Hall in Clayton.

Clayton city officials will speak to us about current community issues, developments, and their impact on our neighborhood. Featured speakers include Clayton Mayor Michelle Harris, City Manager (to be determined), Ward III Aldermen, Mark Winings and Bridget McAndrew, along with Police and Fire representatives. There will also be a brief talk from a member of the Clayton Community Foundation. Following all presentations, there will be a question and answer session wit the audience. Do you have any particular talking points you want addressed at our meeting?

Do you have any gift certificates you wish to donate for our event?  As in the past, attendance prizes are awarded to some lucky attendees at the end of our meeting, and you must be present to win. The attendance prizes are always amazing!
Don't forget to connect with your Old Town Clayton neighbors on Nextdoor.com.  It's easy and free to sign up at https://oldtownclayton.nextdoor.com  To date, we have a total of 464 Old Town Clayton members which is an increase of 66 new members over the past year.  Nextdoor has increasingly become a valuable resource for our neighborhood. Help spread the word to all your neighbor friends.

Let's work on a record turnout on September 26th!  Don’t miss this opportunity to attend our always popular and informative neighborhood event!  A reminder email will be sent out closer to the meeting.

Best Regards,
Cheryl Verde
President, Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association