Congratulations to Tom and Paulette Gardner, the Dayton Community Development Association’s Volunteers of the Year! They received the award at the DCDA’s annual board meeting for their hard work this past year, such as on the three DCDA sponsored photo booths, the city/DCDA partnered newsletters and the scarecrow contest. Thanks, Tom and Paulette!
The latest Downtown Dayton News is out! This newsletter is a publication of the City of Dayton and the Dayton Community Development Association. Interested in upcoming downtown events, upcoming new businesses, potential changes to Miller Fountain, and water news? Download it and read about what’s going on in the city and downtown here (pdf file): Downtown Dayton News November 2013
The Oregon Olive Mill at Red Ridge Farms will hold its 5th Annual Olio Nuovo Festa from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday Nov. 22-24.
Guests can view and learn how olive oil is made on the Italian olive press. Samples of Arbequina from Spain and Koroneiki from Greece, as well as a blend of Italian varietals will be available for tasting.
This is your first opportunity to sample and purchase the newly-milled oils right at the source. Enjoy traditional Italian bruschetta and their latest Durant Vineyards Pinot Noir.
All ages welcome.
Red Ridge Farms is at 5700 NE Breyman Orchards Road in Dayton. Admission is free. For more information, call (503) 864-8502 or go to http://redridgefarms.com/oregon-olive-mill.
An Art & Wine Event presented by the Amity/Dayton Cohort of the Ford Family Foundation (FFF) Leadership Program will be held on November 2 from 5-8p.m. at Coelho Winery in Amity. Advance tickets are $25, and $30 at the door. You will receive your choice of red or white wine , along with a signature glass to take home. Heavy appetizers from local restaurants will be served.
The event is a fundraiser for the program’s community project, a “Gathering Place” in both towns featuring a kiosk including information, seating, and bike racks.
There will be a silent and oral auction of art and other exciting items. Attendees will also have the opportunity to play a “wine pull” game: purchase a chance(s) to draw (or pull) a number that correspond to a nice, very nice, or GREAT bottle of wine, depending on your luck! Contact any FFF Dayton/Amity Cohort member for tickets or call Carol Hesseling at 503-864-8445.
Leadership Program and Fun Sleuthing for You
The Amity and Dayton participants in the Ford Family Foundation (FFF) Leadership Training Program have completed their classroom training. One aspect of the program continues, the completion of a community project. The project identified by the group is to create a Gathering Place, an attractive kiosk including information, seating, and bike racks within each town.
Fundraising has begun for the Gathering Place and you can contribute to its completion while you enjoy a fantastic Murder Mystery Dinner aboard the Willamette Queen Sternwheeler on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. You will be treated to dinner, participate in a suspenseful/fun murder mystery, and be taken on a leisurely river cruise. The mystery is titled “Crime and Pun-ishment” and you will be actively engaged in participating and solving the mystery. Advance tickets are just $60 per person (aged 13 and older). For additional information contact Jen Kendall at 971-237-3374.
The 2013 Dayton Community Development Association Scarecrow Contest was a great success! At least 30 individuals individuals, groups, businesses and families made a one-of-a-kind scarecrow for the contest in downtown Dayton. Thank you to all our wonderful participants and judges, and especially to our fabulous sponsors! (Western Ag Improvement, The Joel Palmer House Restaurant, Heiser Farms, Sokol Blosser Winery, Wilco Farm Store, & Country Heritage Farms.)
(Tip: Hover your mouse over the images to see titles, and scroll down this page for a list of all winners)
“Best In Show” – Dinner for 2 at the Joel Palmer House Restaurant
Dayton Electric & Lighting with “Sparky”
1st. Place – $125 – Dayton Electric & Lighting with “Sparky”
2nd Place – $75 – Heiser Farms with “Mom & Pop at the Pumpkin Patch”
3rd Place – $50 – Dayton Fire Volunteers with “Firefighter”
1st Place – $125 – Kylar Johnson with “Ribbot”
2nd Place – $75 – Logan Thomann with “Jase”
3rd Place – $50 – Jacob Frank with “Jacob”
1st Place – $125 – Ward & Jill Nelson with “Grandma Bok Bok”
2nd Place – $75 – Kathleen & Jim Bennett & Bre Lister with “Bre on a bike”
3rd Place – $50 – James Lyon & Debra Lien with “Grandpa”
1st Place – $125 – Jennifer Brown with “Women’s Work is Never Done”
2nd Place – $75 – Victor Krause & Evonne Foshee with “Scrap Lady”
3rd Place – $50 – Dayton First Baptist Church Youth Group with “Cap’n Josh”
We want to give special recognition to the entry “Scare Lotta” by Ross and Lorrie Senn.
They incorporated all the elements of the DCDA Logo into their entry!
Local wine, fine dining and good food, local agriculture and History (and recreation).
Bring your friends, family and neighbors for action-packed Bingo excitement on Wednesday, August 28th at the McMinnville Elks. Winners will receive prizes. The doors open at 6:00 p.m., sales start at 6:30, and the games begin at 7:00pm. Coffee will be provided and refreshments will be available for purchase. Kids are welcome and a supervised kids’ area will be available.
The cost is $12 to play plus $1 for a bingo dobber, then extra cards for an additional dollar.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the community project being done by the Amity-Dayton Ford Family Leadership Program which will install a ”Gathering Place” with artistic bike racks, bench and information kiosk in
Amity and Dayton.
The Yamhill Enrichment Society is hosting a Dayton Historic Home Tour on Saturday, August 17th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a Garden Party from 4 to 6 p.m. Guests can tour seven Dayton houses and a historic church and learn about their history, architecture, and craftsmanship. More details can be found on the YES website, with details about the homes featured on the self-guided tours. The Garden Party is at Martha Goodrich’s home and showcases local Dayton area wineries and restaurants. Tickets are $10 for the tour and $20 for the Garden Party and can be puchased at the First Baptist Church in downtown Dayton the day of the event, or pre-purchased at Seufert Winery, the McMinnville Farmer’s Market, and Oregon Stationers in downtown McMinnville.
If you take a stroll downtown on Ferry Street this summer, you’ll notice something new & colorful in the windows of the former Putt’s Market! Farmland Geometry is an art display facilitated by the DCDA with art pieces generously loaned by artists Richard Thompson, Sandy Till, Kathleen Bennett, Bonnie Russell, and Gloria Richardson. Building owner Bill Stoller generously loaned the use of the window space. It’s a great way to spruce up downtown while showcasing our talented local artists.
Exercise your creativity this year for the chance to win cash prizes! The Dayton Community Development Association invites individuals, groups, businesses and families to make a one-of-a-kind scarecrow for the Harvest Festival, to be exhibited on Sept. 7th in downtown Dayton. The contest is open to all ages. The first, second, and third winners in each of four categories will win cash prizes, while “Best in Show” wins a dinner for two at the Joel Palmer House Restaurant. For contest rules and more details, download the entry form: 2013 Scarecrow Contest Application. The deadline to submit the entry form is August 31st.