Volunteers clean up downtown Dayton in time for Ole Tyme Days

Stacey Gatlin, and her daughter, Kate, partnered on trash collection for Spring Fling Cleanup on Wednesday. Kate did the pointing and Stacey did the gathering.

The City of Dayton is spruced up and ready for this weekend’s Dayton Ole Tyme Days, which begins Friday, April 12, and goes through Sunday, April 14.

On Wednesday, volunteers combed through the downtown area, picking up enough garbage to fill several bags. The Spring Fling cleanup was sponsored by the Dayton Enhancement Committee and the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Mandy Reeves, Jaycee Hueske, Noah Hueske, Rebecca Johns, Haylie Finn, Stacey Gatlin and Kate Gatlin volunteered for this year’s Spring Fling Cleanup in Dayton on Wednesday, April 10.
Caroline Wadzeck and Mary Mikulec look for trash along the railroad tracks in Dayton during the Spring Fling Cleanup on Wednesday, April 10.

Dayton Ole Tyme Days will kick off Friday night with a carnival from 7 p.m. to midnight. Arm bands for $20 will cover the entrance fee for all rides. The fun continues the next day with the carnival ($20 armbands can be purchased for two time periods: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2 p.m. to midnight).

Live singing and dancing performances will take place on Saturday and Sunday. The performance schedule is available at www.oletymedays.com/events/

Other events include a car show, barbecue cook-craft show, entertainment, Jeep show, pageant contest, tractor show and arts and crafts booths.

For more information on Ole Tyme Days, go online to www.oletymedays.com

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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