Dayton on display

Businesses will showcase town’s wares and services

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen The Dayton Community Center was a busy place Friday as Dayton and area businesses showed their offerings during the annual Dayton Expo.

DAYTON — The 24th annual Dayton Expo, featuring a variety of Dayton and Dayton-area businesses, will be held Saturday at the Dayton Community Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dayton Expo 2017 committee chair Meredith Gallentine said that she’s expecting about 60 businesses to showcase their wares and services this year.

Some of the new exhibitors this year include J and J Candles, of Manson, which features hand-crafted candles, Jim Jackson, of Lehigh, who sells various baked goods and die-cast creations, along with 31 and Tupperware Unique, two home-based businesses.

Several local Dayton businesses will return this year, including From Miry Clay Pottery and Diehl’s of Dayton, a local manufacturer of agricultural spraying equipment.

Gallentine said the Expo offers visitors a lot of opportunity.

“They’ll find many items for sale and get to see local businesses,” she said.

She expects that even Dayton residents might be pleasantly surprised at the number and variety of businesses in the area.

“I think they will,” she said.

While visitors browse the aisle and visit with business owners, they can enjoy free popcorn during the day and at noon, enjoy a free lunch.

The event is hosted by the Dayton Community Club and 28E board.

The Dayton Community Center is located at 102 First St. S.W.