It just keeps getting better and better each year. This past weekend was the 37th annual Dayton Days. Beginning with the Cow Pie Classic and ending with the traditional Firefighter Water Fight, it was a family-friendly weekend chock full of events for all ages.
Johann Nield, Dayton's Public Works Director has attended for 32 years and gave this run-down.
Saturday began early with the Rotary pancake breakfast followed by the Dayton Days Mile Run.
The mile run was the kick-off for the parade. Both sides of Main were lined with people, especially little people hoping to nab some candy. Horses, cars, candy, and yes, the ever-present water guns. What would a parade be without getting a little wet?
This year's theme was “Tongue River Eagles Soar,” which honored all athletes in the Tongue River area. Dayton Days Chairman Bob Alley, said it's all about getting together with family and friends, but more than that, it reinforces small town values.
After the parade, events moved to Scott Bicentennial Park for food, fun, and music. Here's a trivia tidbit...during the 50's, before the Ranchester and Dayton schools combined athletics, the Dayton sports teams were known as the Dayton Elks.