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.

Latest News from Downtown Dayton

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

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.

Wine & Art Event

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.

Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise in October

Leadership Program and Fun Sleuthing for You

Photo courtesy of Flickr member Roger Lynn

Photo courtesy of Flickr member Roger Lynn

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.