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  • Writer's pictureDiane Berger

Clayton Valley 5th Anniversary

On Sunday, May 1, 2022 Clayton Valley Village will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary. The official launch was held on May 1, 2017 at Endeavor Hall in Clayton. That was an exciting and festive day for CVV with great attendance, support by the business community, local and state officials, proclamation of “Clayton Valley Village Day”, and interest expressed by so many in the Clayton-Concord area for this great new concept that had arrived and would be a valuable future asset for all generations.

Leading up to that launch date, there were many individuals in adjacent neighborhoods who had put their time and energy for 3-4 years before then, organizing and stimulating interest in the Village Movement… the concept of helping Seniors stay in their homes as long as possible with the help of free and safe volunteer services. Those key individuals became the core and founding members and volunteers of Clayton Valley Village. This non-profit organization was formed, logo designed, promotional materials created and distributed, and at the same time became a member of the National Village to Village Network as a Developing Village. CVV started to participate in community events, had its 1st fundraiser at La Veranda in October 2014, (Sunday Supper & Silent Auction), gave presentations to civic and social groups, and marched for the first time in the July 4th parade holding its new banner and wearing new T-shirts.

Activities included Social Happy Hours, Lunch N Learn programs, Community Meetings, Bocce teams, and interest circles grew. When Clayton Valley Village received its 501(c)3 non profit status, the Launch Party was on!

CVV has come a long way in the past 8 years thanks to its members and volunteers…. it is a hard working group of people who have enjoyed being together and have supported each other with pride in what they have built. The future indeed looks bright!.

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