Dayton Expo shows what town offers

Businesses and organizations will be on hand Saturday

Dayton may be a small city, but it has a lot to offer.

Much of what it has to offer will be on display Saturday at the 24th annual Dayton Expo to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dayton Community Center and gymnasium, 103 First St. N.W.

More than 800 people attended last year’s version of the event, and organizers are promising that Saturday’s expo will be bigger and better.

The building will be filled with displays set up by businesses and organizations from Dayton and the surrounding area. Displays of farm machinery and other big items will be outside the building.

In previous versions of the expo, the list of vendors has included a pottery shop, agricultural equipment dealers and an artist who makes items from stained glass.

Representatives of the Dayton Museum are traditionally on hand at the expo to explain their efforts to preserve local history.

As if the chance to mingle with dozens of friends and neighbors while taking in all the exhibits isn’t enough of an incentive to attend the expo, organizers are offering something else: free food. A free lunch will be served at noon and free popcorn will be available all day.

The 24th annual Dayton Expo has been organized by the Dayton Community Club and the local 28E Board. We thank the members of those groups for their work to make this year’s event a success.

And we encourage everyone from throughout the area to go to the expo and see what Dayton has to offer.