Word of the Day: DAYTON! The recent renovation of the ball fields at Gil Lynn Park is almost as impressive as the group of volunteers who stepped up to help the Dayton Park Board. From carpenters to masons to laborers, this endeavor involved the City of Dayton, the parents of Dayton kids, Dayton High School students/athletes and Dayton Spirit.
On April 24, with brand new dugouts and Gil Lynn Park looking like a million bucks, a dedication ceremony was held to name the big field Charles "Donuts" Fuchs Memorial Field and the smaller one Pat "Spider" Doyen Memorial Field. In attendance were Dayton officials and Park Board members, as well as Dayton High School softball/baseball teams and the skilled volunteers who helped build those awesome dugouts.
The Dayton Park Board and these volunteers have done an excellent job of renovating the ball fields at Gil Lynn Park. And when all of the hard work was complete, they could not have picked two better men to dedicate those fields to. Congratulations to the Fuchs and Doyen families on this well-deserved honor.
The Anglican Church Women of St. Johns A.C.C. will be hosting a Grill-Out Fundraiser on Saturday, May 20th from 4 - 7 p.m. Prices will be $7 for Adults and $3.50 (Kids under 12). Dinner includes: Hamburger, Brat or Hot Dog + Side Item + Dessert + Drink. There will also be a raffle for some theme gift baskets. St. John's is located at 619 O'Fallon.
The City Wide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
NO PERMIT NECESSARY
Please call 859-491-1555 to register and be put on the list
OR you can post your address on any of the Dayton Facebook threads
Among many of the interesting items you will find at the Dayton Heritage Museum is the following newspaper article written in 1944 about longtime Dayton resident Art Dickerson, who while serving our country had a chance encounter with greatness:
“Proof that Kentucky boys will always get there, no matter where they are, is contained in a dispatch from Paris, France. Pfc Artsman W. Dickerson Jr. of Newport was one of two clerks attached to the U.S. Ninth Air Force Engineers who “thumbed” a ride into Paris in the auto of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander.
They did not know that the vehicle approaching them was a staff car. But, the rear door was opened and a friendly voice asked them to get in. A very friendly conversation with the general relative to matters concerning the Army and the war followed.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Artsman W. Dickerson Sr., 5 Chesapeake Avenue, Pfc Dickerson was employed a a butcher in a Newport chain store before entering the service. He is 21 years old. A brother, Pfc Melvin Dickerson, 26, is with the Army Air Force in Hawaii.”
Submitted by: Jane Hebel, Dayton Heritage Museum
River City Music Fest II to feature 10 bands
The Dayton Civic Club is currently gearing up for River City Musicfest 2 and we are extremely excited to be hosting this event once again. We have set the date for June 17, 2017 at Gil Lynn Park. We have some exciting new bands that we know you will enjoy.
Also, if you are interested in having a booth at this event, please contact myself or anyone on the Civic Club board to reserve your space. We welcome all businesses, individuals or non-profit groups that have something they would like to share with the community either by crafts, information or freebies. The Civic Club is asking for either $25 or a donation equivalent to raffle at the event. If you do not already have one you will need an occupational license as well. Any proceeds the Civic Club makes at this event will go entirely toward Light Up Dayton. What a better way to participate in your community events and be a part of helping make Dayton a great place to live!
You can reach any of us via Facebook or you may call the city building at 491-1600 and one of us will get back with you right away. Thank you!
The Dayton Civic Club Board;
Tammy Cornett, Tiffany Gifford, Jessica Lovins,
Craig Cornett and Nathan Gifford
As we head into our last month of this school year, we want to say a sincere thank you to all of those that have made the year extremely positive and successful for our little devils. We want to start by thanking the teachers of Lincoln Elementary School. Our dedicated teachers work diligently to provide each of our students with a supportive and positive learning environment and they go over and above in so many ways! We thank the multitude of support staff that work tirelessly to ensure our students have everything needed to succeed. This support staff includes our instructional assistants, school counselor, school nurse, secretaries, custodians, cafeteria staff, family resource director, bus drivers, and countless others. We also thank our students’ families who trust us daily to care for their most cherished possession. We take our jobs very seriously and appreciate the support that you give to all of us along the way.
This year brought a continued abundance of community volunteers, local organizations, and donors who brought about additional support that enhanced our school environment for our students in so many ways. The genuine care and concern that EVERY person involved in our school has for our students is quite inspiring, proving that we will do anything for the Little Devils of Lincoln Elementary School.
The last weeks of school at Lincoln Elementary will continue to be all about our students. We will be recognizing them, teaching them, and having end of the school year fun with them! Please read about the events below to learn about our continued great happenings at Lincoln.
5/10 – 5/16 – State testing for grades 3 – 6
5/17 – Preschool Celebrations
5/18 – Awards Ceremony – 4th/5th Grades @6pm
5/18 – Awards Ceremony – 6th Grade @7:30pm
5/19 – Awards Ceremony – K/1st Grade @12pm
5/19 – Awards Ceremony – 2nd/3rd Grades @1:30pm
5/22 – College and Career Day at Lincoln
5/23 & 5/24 – PE Field Days and BIG Box of Books event
5/25 – Last day of school (1st Annual Picnic in the Park – Closed to the public)
Students will be given their report cards on this last day of school.
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal
I Can See Clearly Now!
We live in a world that is so consumed with material things; our jobs, our houses, our cars, and our social status. We become so blinded by all of this “stuff” that we cannot see what is truly important. We fail to see God among us! He is always there, but we don’t recognize him. Why? It’s because we focus on the wrong things.
We get so wrapped up in our lives that we end up looking for Him in all the wrong places. Where should we look? Deep in our hearts, is where to find Him. Sometimes we listen to the wrong people. We let society tell us how to dress, how to act, what to eat, or what to do, causing us to crash and burn. The answer is easy to find. It is and has always been within us. We simply need to look and listen.
It would be easy if God showed us our path with flashing neon lights. That’s not how He made us. We must search, listen and seek the light. He will make things clear when the time is right. According to John Wayne, every day we have an opportunity to flip the switch and turn on Christ in our lives. Please choose today to flip your switch!
Submitted by: Melody Dilts
Kindergarten: Daegan Claybern, Makayla Hamblin, Lucy Colliver, Lily Hoepker
1st Grade: Nino Cioffi, Keira Hall, Payton Crager
2nd Grade: Nick Whaley, Adriannah Young, Caroline Cabrera
3rd Grade: Sammy McFarland, Ronald Jorgensen, Chris Smith, Airianna Watson
4th Grade: KeAriah Smith
5th Grade: Paul Masminster
6th Grade: Joey Klosterman
7th Grade: Abigail Masminster
8th Grade: Cassidy Dirkes
9th Grade: Nattalie Chester
10th Grade: Chyanne Gross
11th Grade: Kelsey Buemi
12th Grade: Mallory Kubala
Principals’ Pick: Justina Jarboe-Butcher