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
What a wonderful day for an Easter Egg Hunt! The Dayton Civic Club and the citizens of Dayton could not have asked for a better day. The sun was shining, the air was warm and Easter eggs were everywhere. We had a great day and it's always a whole lot of fun hosting the annual Easter event for our children. We hope everyone enjoyed the day as much as we did.
The day started with the arrival of the Easter Bunny (Cam Miller) via the Bellevue-Dayton Fire Department. We couldn't have asked for a better bunny! Cam came in dancing and waving and sat for pictures with all the kids. He was also the last one to leave the park that day, spending some extra time in the playground area with the kids that remained. What dedication and a true love for the kids of Dayton. Thank you Cam!
We would like to thank the following volunteers and workers who helped us prepare for this event, Dave Rogg Jr., Bob Slusher, Lisa Seyberth, Becky Mays, Vickie Ballard, Kimmie Ballard, Shay Ballard, Mike Lenz, Jane Hebel, Amber Menning, Ben Baker, “SherryfromChurch” Chatman, Bill Burns, Virgil Boruske, Julie Richardson, Tiffany Gifford, Nathan Gifford, Craig Cornett, Kenzie Gifford, Madison Gifford, Mehgan Seyberth, Paula Asche, Jessica Lovins, Faith Kelly, Casey Chenot, Gabrielle Leger and Hailey Leger, We couldn't do any of this without the help and dedication of these individuals, as after all, about 3,800 eggs were stuffed and hidden throughout the park, a job that would have taken forever without all of you!
The Dayton Civic Club would like to personally thank Shane Snyder of the City Public Works Department for his outstanding help with everything. Shane is always there for us when needed and we all appreciate his dedication to the community. Also, we want to send a special thank you to Councilman Bill Burns and his wife Ginny for their special donation of candy. Bill and Ginny, always, and I mean always, come through for each event with a special donation and for that we are eternally grateful. Thanks for your support! Thank you everyone!
The Dayton Civic Club Board;
Tammy Cornett, Tiffany Gifford, Jessica Lovins,
Craig Cornett and Nathan Gifford.
Congratulations to Mallory Kubala! Last month at the VFW in Elsmere she was awarded 1st place in the Ninth District with her patriotic painting. She received a Blue Ribbon, $100 and her painting will be going to the state competition.
Owner Kathleen Trotta is pleased to announce Trotta's Steak & Seafood will officially open on May 10th with a Soft Opening to be held at 4 p.m. Master Chef Tim "Sarge" Turner will lead a kitchen staff that will be serving amazing steaks and several FRESH seafood items. Among many of the items on the menu are:
Eggplant Strips served with Marinara Sauce
Mussels Steamed in a White wine garlic butter sauce
Bruschetta Peperonata (1/2 loaf topped with peppers, onions, tomatoes,garlic & olive oil)
Sarge's Drunken Shrimp (Sauteed in a sightly spicy white wine, garlic butter sauce)
Chesapeake Large Oysters on the Half Shell
Seared Tuna - Sliced thin & prepared with Sesame Wasabi Crust, served w/ Ponzu Sauce
Soups & Salads
Homemade French Onion Soup Soup Du Jour
Spinach Salad prepared with bacon & egg then lightly tossed in hot bacon vinaigrette
The Steakhouse Wedge
Caprese ala Trotta
MAIN STREET - All steaks are hand cut
Filet Mignon 8 ounce Seared Scallops
Prime Rib 12 ounce Half Chicken - Raised Free Range
New York Strip 12 ounce Ribeye Steak 12 ounce
Pork Chops - French Cut with Apricot Glaze
Blackened Southern Grouper
Apricot Glazed Salmon
Sides: Mashed Potatoes,Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Sweet Potato Casserole, Corn Maque Choux-Corn, Diced Tomatoes, Red Onion, Sweet Red Peppers, Veggie of the Day.
Desserts: Fried Ice Cream, Double-Layered Funnel Cake, Option of Cheese Cake
Reservations are not necessary, but recommended on weekends.
Concert Pianist Thursday-Sunday 5 - 9 p.m. (MAIN DINING ROOM)
MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL (For Mothers Only)
Soft Shell Crab, Blackened Grouper or 8 oz. Prime Rib
The cities have requested I do an article on the basic information about leash laws and poop scooping. Apparently there are violations all over the place. Maybe these people just moved to the area? Maybe they think the law does not apply to them? Maybe they just are unaware for some reason? Please follow these basic common sense ordinances for the safety and cleanliness of the community and for your pet.
Leash laws (containment law) are required for any dog you own, baby sit, that visits or that you feed. It does not matter how much voice control you have, nor how well behaved the pet is. Size, weight and breed do not matter. It needs a leash. There are people out there with “electronic leashes”, but in most all of my cities these are not recognized as a form of control. The only thing they accomplish is causing discomfort that could be redirected to another animal or human. Certain breed types will get more aggressive with electronic leashes. I do not recommend them, and in most cities you will still get cited for no leash if you have one. Also please note: service animals are required to follow all laws and need a leash as well.
Cats need to stay in your home or on your property if they are not spayed/neutered. If you feed strays, they are yours and you will be cited if they venture off your property and are unaltered. Spay/neuter for cats is free so there is no excuse not to have this done! Contact me for a free cat spay or neuter 859-292-3622. It is not fair for the city and your neighbors to deal with your pets. You chose to have them; you can be responsible and keep them under control.
Clean up excrement. This would be if you are walking your pet or if your pet goes in your own yard. Keep it cleaned up. Your pet does not need to be stepping in it or around it in your yard. And your neighbor does not need to be stepping in it or dealing with it on their property.
If you follow these simple rules, you will enjoy the outdoors with your pet and make it a positive experience for your neighbors as well. The more you take your dog out with you, the more it will learn to behave and act like a good Canine Citizen. However, it all starts with the owner being a responsible, knowledgeable and considerate pet parent. Thank you so much to all the great pet owners out there who do this daily that I never have to worry about.
Submitted by: Terri Baker, Animal Control
As I write this it’s raining, again. I know the recent rains have caused a lot of flooded basements. SD1 has recently announced their new Backup Assistance Program. Through this program, SD1 is offering financial assistance to help property owners prevent sewer backups caused by wet weather. For more info, check out: www.sd1.org/seweremergency.
There have been some beautiful spring days too for the baseball and softball games on the fields at Gil Lynn Park. I want thank the Dayton Park Board and everyone who worked on the new dugouts. The new dugouts look great!
I am looking forward to the 88th annual Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day Parade on May 29th at 10:30 am. Honoring our veterans is a long held tradition in Dayton. I also want to recognize the hard work of our Public Works Department to repair the damage to the War Memorial after the accident.
Dayton has again been chosen as one of the six communities that are eligible for the myNKY Nano Grants program. This program provides up to $250 for creative ideas to strengthen the community. The application deadline is May 31st, so if you have an idea for a project you can download an application or you can apply online at http://www.greatneighborhoods.org/grants/skyward-nano-grants.
The Main Street program is starting their Food Truck Thursdays starting June 1st. Once a month from June - September we will have Food Trucks at the Town Center/Memorial Park at Sixth Avenue and Berry Street from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For June, the Main Street Program will be hosting Packhouse Meats and Mister Softee.
Mark your calendars, and clean out the attic. The Dayton City-Wide Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday, July 22 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Main Street Program will be renting out spaces at the Town Center/Memorial Park. If you’d like to sign your house up for the yard sale or rent a space, contact Robert Yoder, Dayton Main Street Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 491-1600.
Until next month,
Dayton Community News