There were fire trucks, a band, plenty of horses and old cars, candy was tossed from a variety of floats and of course, there were those smattering of waving, grinning, one-more-vote garnering politicians filling in the gaps. It was the Dayton Days Parade held this past Saturday.
The day began with a quilt show, a poker walk, plus a pancake breakfast served up by the Rotary. The third annual Dayton Days Mile Run was the prelude to the parade and all 22 entries ages 8-80 finished.
It was good old-fashioned hometown fun as crowds lined both sides of Main cheering on the 30-plus parade entrants. Effie Rexroat settled into her lawn chair on the shady side of the street to enjoy the parade.
Dayton Days coordinator Bob Alley agreed.
The overall winner for the women’s division of the mile run was Avaline Ostler, and for the men, Cody Jolovich finished first.