SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES THIS CHRISTMAS: Rather than subject yourself to the chaos of Black Friday, you may want to consider visiting Blue Ridge Simply Unique (609 Sixth) for some very unique, handcrafted and artsy Christmas gifts. Neatly packed with Jewelry, Fair Trade Items, Local Arts & Crafts and reclaimed furniture, this neat little shop is a must see. Owner Terri Herman would love to help you find that perfect gift.
With business hours of 4 - 9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, a couple of trips there will have you narrowing down that Christmas List. Listed below are some of the most interesting things that caught my eye. View the side show and see for yourself.
10% OFF Black Friday 1 - 9 p.m. 10% OFF on Small Business Saturday 12 - 9 p.m.
Vintage Wood Vehicle and Motorcycle collectibles $150 - $250
Pressed Metal Art from Mexico and Haiti $30 - $58
Hand -crafted Alpacas and Ladies Scarves from Peru $12.95 - $40
Handcrafted in India Wallets $20 - $40
Hand Carved Kenya Collectibles $5 - $32
Zimbabwe Magnets $5
Hand-made Turtle Backpacks (Ages 2 - 5) Made in Guatamala $18
Reclaimed, Restored and Awesome Wicker foyer table - Sorry, it's mine
Light Up Dayton 2016
(DAYTON RESIDENTS ONLY)
Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 2 - 5 p.m.
at the Fire Department Bellevue-Dayton
This has gone well...Toes in the sand & paper in hand, representing Dayton, KY at Puerto Vallarta Beach
Our Mexican Riviera Cruise was absolutely amazing and thanks to our close friends Marc & Kris Cayze, Bill & Ginny Burns; and our new friends Rod & Vickie Rexrode, Fidel & Terri Carrillo and Mark & Patty Cullens, The Dayton Community News made its debut at Puerto Vallarta Beach.
On Saturday, October 22nd the Lincoln Elementary School Cross Country team wrapped their season in Lexington, KY at the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Meet of Champions. This meet capped a very successful season for the team as well as some individuals. The girls 4th and under team finished 20th out of 42 teams while Tayah Smith, fourth grader, finished 24th out of 348 total runners.
The elementary cross country program returned to Lincoln last year after a long hiatus. With the hire of new coaches, many volunteers, and determination they have accomplished in two years what many thought would take a lot longer. In year one the objective was to recruit numbers and introduce as many students to the sport as possible. Lincoln ended year one with close to 80 runners in grades K-6. The enthusiasm was growing. Individuals found success but the team had yet to earn any recognition. In year two, many of the students that ran year one rejoined the team as well as a number of new runners. The objective was to move beyond just numbers and become more competitive. The intermediate grades increased their practice schedule and the primary grades increased their distance. The strategy paid off.
The elementary girls team entered 7 meets prior to the state meet and returned home with a trophy each time. They walked away with the first place trophy at the Campbell County Championships and third place in the entire region. Their accomplishments also featured two first place finishes and four second place finishes. The team also saw quite a few individuals earning medals as top finishers in each race. These runners include: Tayah Smith, Addison Clifton, Jayda Brehm, and Emily Hall.
The elementary boys program also took steps forward in year two. As a team they finished better in each meet this season than they did last season. Sammy Garcia, a fifth grader, received a medal as a top finisher in every race he ran other than state. He was not the only runner to receive recognition throughout the year. Other individuals receiving medals throughout the year were: Eric Solano Jr. and Matthew Tumler.
Their accomplishments are paying off. The team just received new uniforms that they were able to wear for the first time at state. Through the hard and generous work of some notable administration we were able to not only be a team, but look like a team. Coaches throughout the region are also taking note as many of our runners have been nominated and considered for 1st and 2nd all-region teams. By the time this article is printed selections will have been made. Hopefully there will be a large representation from Lincoln.
As the team moves forward in year three they look to build upon the success of the previous two years. Your support is appreciated and they hope to see you at a future meet! *To view individual and team results, please visit ky.milesplit.com and select the results tab.
Submitted by: Troy Clifton, LES Cross Country
Lincoln was full of great energy during the week of October 24th with the Red Ribbon Week activities, the PTC Halloween Dance, the grade level Halloween activities, and our AR goal incentive activities. Red Ribbon Week was a big success with students participating in the daily theme days that focused on saying NO to drugs. Thank you to Mrs. Clayton and the LES Student Council for their inspiring morning messages in helping everyone to know the harmful effects of drugs.
There are so many great things taking place at LES as we have begun the 2nd quarter of school. Our Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up on November 3rd from 3 – 7 pm. Every family is encouraged to attend this opportunity to be face to face with your child’s teacher(s) to discuss their individual progress by receiving and reviewing reportcards and other progress data reports.
We will be holding our first student recognition assembly of the year on November 4th as we celebrate the hard work of our little devils’ and their successes in academics, behavior and attendance. We continue to acknowledge our Stars and Students of the Month at the monthly Board of Education Meeting and also by sharing a special incentive including the Primary Star Student Breakfast sponsored by McDonald’s and the Intermediate Student of the Month lunch at Buona Vita Pizzeria. We are very proud of our students for their dedication in working hard to be the best they can be. Lincoln Elementary School August/September Students of the Month (Pictured on the left)
Upcoming events at Lincoln include our PTC Fall Festival, the Scholastic Book Fair and our Annual district-wide Veteran’s Day Ceremony:The PTC Fall Festival will be held on Thursday, November 10th from 5:30 – 7:30. This family friendly event will include fun entertainment – pictures, games, and crafts, as well as raffle giveaways and food. Please plan to attend this great night! Our Scholastic Book Fair is being held from October 31 through November 4 during students’ specials times and on Conference night. Please keep in mind that when you purchase books for your child(ren) and their personal home libraries, you are also supporting Lincoln’s library. All proceeds from the book fair go directly to purchasing more books for our school’s library. This year’s theme is: A Bookaneer Fair; Where books are the treasure! On Friday, November 11th @ 9 am our district will be holding our annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Dayton High School. The entire community is welcomed to attend this beautiful ceremony when the students of our schools will honor the veterans of Dayton.
We continue to sincerely appreciate the support from our families and community members, and we encourage you to reach out to us with your ideas, questions, and/or any concerns.
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal
I cannot even begin to tell you how excited and pleased I was with the 2nd Annual NKY Kite Festival. The weather was beautiful, the volunteers were out in full force, our businesses were generous and our citizens enjoyed it all. There was fun and activities for everyone of all ages. I am super pleased to announce The Dayton Civic Club made a little over a $1,000. That will buy quite a few presents for our kids at Light Up Dayton. By day’s end, we gave away 550 kites, which is 100 more than last year.
The event began with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem sung by Ben Walz. The Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton were our grill masters for the entire day and they cooked us up some delicious burgers and dogs. There was a special dedication to the Tharp Heritage Museum by Catherine Hamilton-Hicks of Slush Puppie memorabilia as the creator was a native Daytonian, Will Radcliff. We had a great group of kids participating in the Limbo, Hula Hoop contest, Musical Squares Scavenger Hunt and Potato Sack races. Congratulations to all our winners. We are estimating our attendance for the entire day, including our volunteers to be well over 1200 people. There was a friendly game of Tug O' War between the FDBD and City Council and friends. This was not much of a competition because everyone knows we have the best fire department in the world, but it was hilarious to watch.
We were very pleasantly entertained by the following mascots; NKU-Victor E. Viking, Xavier University-Musketeer, Buffalo Wild Wings-Chef Buffalo, Flying Pig Marathon- Queen Bee & Piglet, Newport Aquarium-Rocky, Dunkin' Donuts-Cuppie and Sprinkles, Campbell Co. Library-Cam the Library Lion, CC Water District-Splash McLean, Turfway Park-Turfway Tommy, Party Princess Productions-Rapunzel, Princess Tiana, Spiderman and Captain America, Mary Poppins, Slush Puppie, Cat in the hat, Thing 1, Thing 2, Ben Franklin, Shriners Clowns, McGruff the Crime Dog and the ever so cute Gorilla. KY Speedway also attended with a pace car and raffles. These companies/organizations donate their mascots to us 100% free and they do a fantastic job. We also able to enjoy some craft/business vendors and they all seemed to be pleased with their sales.
The most impressive thing about the event was the sheer number of volunteers, 66 at this count. Although we think we have everyone listed, if we have forgot you, please let us know. We tried to keep track but did have a few come up that day and ask to work. Can you believe it? 66 VOLUNTEERS; Donna Leger, Jane Hebel, Cindy Moore, Amber Menning, Melissa Houston, Benny Leger, Mackenzie Cornett, Daniel Spradlin, Gabrielle Leger, Kenzie Gifford, Lisa Seyberth, Megan Seyberth, Virgil Boruske, Joe Neary, Bob Crittenden, Becky Mays, Denny Lynn, Bill Burns, Linda Gifford, Jerry Gifford, Pat Crittenden, Tiffany Gifford, Nathan Gifford, Harvest Gifford, Maddy Gifford, Eugene Hamblin, Jennifer Hamblin, Annie Cornett, Mary Byrson, Janet Sanzenbacker, Nikki Plavsic, Ava Hundemer, Rilyn Hundemer, Mike Lenz, Ruth Lenz, Beth Nyman, Ben Baker, Laura Menge, Fran Wetterich, Jerry Wetterich, Craig Cornett, Julie Richardson, Carol Shields, Ruth Richardson, Vicki Hatton, Layne Haas, Jeff Haas, Terri Delaney, Cassidy Cornett, Margie Powers, Beth Hauser, Colleen Carr, Mike Auteri, Jim Richmond, Mike Gullett, Adam Hall, Gary Knight, Chris Adkins, Jeremy Lynn, Jennifer Duke, Brian Boyer, Catherine Hamilton-Hicks, Jeremy Hicks, Alex Kramer, Tracee Dorn Carmichael and Tammy Cornett. How impressive is that? Without these volunteers for our events, we just couldn't do it.
The following companies/individuals gave cash donations toward our event. This helped purchase the kites and the prizes for the games and more. WE thank you for your continued support; Sofa Burn Records, Dayton Church of God, Manhattan Harbor Marina, Turner Machine, Woodcraft Mfg, Dayton Market (Marathon) Gents, St. John's Church, Equipment Finance, The Roadmen, Dayton VFW, Isidro Auto Repair, Dayton Community News and Serendipity Antiques.
The following companies/individuals donated items from food, to decorations, to carnival games to raffle items and without these things we could not have been so successful. The Fire Department Bellevue-Dayton, Butch White, Tom Dilts, Hansman’s Corner Market, Bellevue Kroger, Dayton Youth Football, Margie Powers, Gents, Blue Ridge Simply Unique, Dew or Dye Hair Salon, Jane Hebel, Vicki Ballard, Crawford Insurance, Jennifer Erdman- Dawn Redleaf, Laura Hall, Bill Burns, NKU, Craig Cornett, Infiltrate Jamestown, Layne Haas, Pam Matthews, Melody Dilts, Serendipity, Cory Wagner at Sixth Avenue Salon, Angie Marks, Jackie Brewer, Patriot Signage, Scott Bessler, The Cobb Group, Bellevue Police Departent, Lowe's and Riverside SuperValu. We also had many donations for the bake sale and we thank you all!
We would also like to extend a special thank you to Cam Miller for his wonderful donation of a video of the entire day. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPEef0PDC_s. It is awesome.
If you like what the Civic Club is doing and want to be a part of these events, please attend our next meeting. They are always the 3rd Thursday of every month at St. John's Church, 8th and O'Fallon at 7:00 p.m. We are now accepting donations for Light Up Dayton. Please contact any member of the Dayton Civic Club or call Donna Leger at the city building 859-491-1600 and she will direct you to the proper person.
Again....A HUGE SUCCESS- THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!
Civic Club Chair