Dayton Days Coming Up

Erin Kilbride, left, and Mayor Bob Wood gave us the details about Dayton Days. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Erin Kilbride, left, and Mayor Bob Wood gave us the details about Dayton Days. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

An annual community celebration comes up this weekend. Leslie Stratmoen has the details.


The nearby town of Dayton comes alive each year on the last weekend of July, with a pancake breakfast, talent show, parades, duck race, water fight, and golf, volleyball and horseshoe tournaments.

Mayor Bob Wood said the event, dubbed Dayton Days, started in 1976 and has grown quite a bit, since then. He said the golf tournament, called the Cow Pie Classic, however, remains a highlight, even though they don't use the pies as tees, anymore, because they became a bit too messy. Now, the name refers mostly to the chosen venue.

Erin Kilbride, who is the executive director of the Tongue River Valley Community Center, organizes many of the events. She gave us the rundown on Saturday's lineup.

As for Friday's events, the mayor said movie night in the park is a favorite.

The celebration also offers free activities for the children. So, they said, bring your blanket and lawn chairs to enjoy the weekend.

To see the full listing of events, go to -- http://www.daytonwyoming.org/eve...

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