Dayton Expo is March 17

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Doug Owenson, of Dayton, at left, along with Gary Zerwas, also of Dayton, chat in the American Legion Post 323 both at the Dayton Expo in the Dayton Community Center Saturday morning. The recently resurected Dayton Legion is starting a project to make sure all the veterans graves in Dayton and the McGuire Bend Cemeteries have the proper brass markers. Currently, about 50 graves are missing them.

UPDATE: Due to weather predictions the Dayton Expo has been rescheduled. It will be held March 17.

DAYTON — The annual Dayton Expo — featuring Dayton and area businesses and organizations — will be held March 17 at the Dayton Community Center.

Doors open at 9 a.m. and the show continues until 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Kevin Diehl, a member of the Dayton Expo Committee, said the event will showcase the wide variety of businesses in Dayton. Guests can learn about everything from auto repairs and power equipment with Skoglund Auto to Dayton history with members of the Dayton Museum. There will be something there for every interest, he said.

The event also helps support the Community Center.

“It’s also a fundraiser for the Community Center to help cover expenses and upkeep,” Diehl said.

In addition to visiting with the vendors, starting at noon, guests can also enjoy a lunch prepared by the Webster County Pork Producers that’s sponsored by POET Biorefining.

“There’s a freewill donation taken for the lunch,” Diehl said.

In the morning hours, guests can enjoy doughnuts.

“We will have doughnuts in the morning,” he said. “Casey’s was kind enough to donate them.”

Some of the vendors scheduled to appear include Landus Cooperative, JRG Veterinary Supply, Boone Forks Forge, Doc Holl Trailers, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Dayton Review, Dayton Leader, Thirty-One, Paparazzi, Kowboy Customs, Diehl’s of Dayton, From Mira Clay Pottery, Farm News, Security Savings Bank, Skoglund Auto, Dayton Wranglers, Lavonne Kayser (Tupperware), Harcourt Equipment, Dayton Celebration Committee, Dayton Museum Committee, Midland Power Cooperative, Community Health Center of Dayton and a group of Girl Scouts who may have cookies for sale.

The Dayton Community Center is located at 104 First St.. S.W. one block north of the Dayton Post Office.