Dayton Receives Multiple Awards at the 2014 Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Awards

Friday Nights award

Kelly Haverkate, DCDA Program Coordinator, accepts award at 2014 Main Street Conference

Dayton received several Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Award from Oregon Main Street Wednesday during the Oregon Main Annual Conference in McMinnville, according to a press release. Awards were received for:

  • Best Special Event Series: Dayton Friday Nights
  • Best Façade Renovation: The Barlow Room
  • Outstanding Business: Archie’s Ice Cream & Eatery

Accepting the awards were Mary Czarnecki for The Barlow Room, Ashley and Scott Archibald for Archie’s ice Cream and Eatery, and Kelly Haverkate, program coordinator for the Dayton Community Development Association. Attendance averaged 300-400 at the events, which enjoyed strong support from the community, businesses, and volunteers. “We are thrilled to present these awards to Dayton,” said Sheri Stuart, Oregon Main Street Coordinator. “The community has really come together to transform this tiny town in just a few short years through their downtown revitalization efforts.”

 

band playing in bandstand

Second Winds Community band at Dayton Friday Nights

cars lined up on street for cruise in

Cars line up for Friday Nights Cruise In

Kids making paper lanterns at craft table

Volunteers help kids at the Lantern Parade craft table

vendor with cart full of knitted items for sale

Handmade By Michele vendor at Friday Nights

Downtown Dayton Fall 2014 E-Newsletter Is Out!

Read all the latest about Downtown Dayton here: http://eepurl.com/3TTkf

Join in on revitalizing downtown!

Classic cars on 4th StreetInterested in working on community events in Dayton, such as Dayton Friday Nights with classic car cruise-ins in the summertime, or on beautifying downtown with plantings and planters? You are invited to join us at our monthly meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 at the City Hall Annex, 408 Ferry Street. Those are just some of the DCDA projects you could work on with your fellow community members. Join us at our meetings or send us a note at info@daytonoregon.org if you’d like more info!

Old Timers Weekend

Old Timers Weekend_Celebrate old friendships and new at the Dayton Fire District’s annual Old Timers Weekend Chicken Barbecue. Held on the last weekend of July in Dayton’s Courthouse Square Park, this annual celebration began in 1934 as a town potluck and has continued through the years to become a time of celebration and family and class reunions.

This year the festivities will begin on Friday, July 25th as part of the Friday Nights downtown events, with a Cruise In on Fourth Street from 5-9 pm, vendors in the park, a bike decorating event from 4-5:30 pm, followed by the Community Parade at 6 pm, the Senior Court Coronation at 7 p.m., and live music by Bill Lasslett’s band starting after the Coronation until 9 p.m.

On Saturday, family and class reunions occur in the Park, and on Sunday, enjoy a wonderful chicken dinner with all the fix ins’. This Sunday fundraiser is the Fire District’s main fundraiser to help support Fire Prevention Education.

Dayton Community Newsletter: May 2014

Dayton NewsletterThe 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): Dayton May 2014 Newsletter

Adopt a Highway Clean Up

Adopt a Highway Clean Up flyerJoin the Dayton Community Development Association and community members in a cleanup of Dayton!

We’ll be picking up trash along 3rd Street/Wallace Rd./Hwy 221

Join us on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 8:00 am – 11 a.m. Meet at the Block House Cafe at 302 Ferry Street at 8 a.m.

The DCDA will provide trash bags and supplies! Bring work gloves if you have them.

Please share the flyer and bring your friends, neighbors, kids (age 16 and up) and family!

Adopt a Highway Clean Up flyer

Treasures of the Heartland Auction and Fundraiser Dinner

Rescheduled to Feb. 23rd!
Heartland FlyerA Five Course Dinner & Auction Event will be held on February 23rd, 2014 from 5-9 p.m. at Stoller Winery in Dayton, presented by the Amity/Dayton Cohort of the Ford Family Foundation (FFF) Leadership Program. Tickets are $125 (limited to the first 72).

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 special live entertainment, photo opportunities with local treasures, and a silent and oral auction. Contact  Evonne Foshee at 503.864.2508 or MaryAnn Stoller at  503.868.7173 for more information.

Heartland Auction and Fundraiser Poster 

DCDA Volunteers of the Year

Tom and Paulette, DCDA volunteers of the yearCongratulations 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!

Scarecrow in wheelbarrow

Scarecrow Contest

Easter Bunny sitting on hay bales with volunteer

DCDA volunteer Carol Hesseling & the Easter Bunny at photo booth

November 2013 Dayton Community News

Downtown Dayton NewsThe 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

Read a bit of history about Miller Fountain here: Dayton Tribune Article and Fountain dedication article.

Olive Oil Festival

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.

Red Ridge Farm

Red Ridge Farm

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.