This Day in Dayton, 24 August

The second annual Dayton Home Town Days was held from August 21 to 24, 1986. It included a flea market, a dunk tank, booths selling elephant ears and lemon shake-ups, and a bake sale. Anderson amusement ride company set up on Walnut Street. Entertainment was provided by the Chaney Sisters Bluegrass Band, the Sunshine Cloggers, and John Ricks Bluegrass Band. The Fire Department served ham and beans on the 22nd, BBQ chicken on the 23rd, and a pancake breakfast on the 24th. On Saturday, Jim Michaels and Friends, and Dave Travers and The Blue Penguin Band performed. Children were encouraged to decorate their bicycles or wagons and ride in the parade, which also included the Shriners and their cars. A Vesper service was held on Sunday at 4 PM in Crouse Park. A four-day softball tournament raised money for Jodi Warren, a Dayton child who lost part of her leg to cancer.

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