This month I have listened to many people talking about the good changes taking place in our city. It makes me more proud of the efforts our citizens are making to bring back the city we used to live in, where citizens took ownership of their community and cared to help each other when called upon.
The successful return of the River City Music Festival last month is a good example. The bands brought people from all over the region, as well as former residents, into our city. As I walked around, I saw many groups of former citizens and old classmates, who haven’t seen each other in years, gathering together to share fun memories of their time growing up in our city. Very special thanks to Tammy Cornett, members of the Dayton Civic Club, the bands who gave us their music, and the many citizens who volunteered and attended the event. All of you made the River City Music Festival a huge success and a memorable night for many people. Thank you!
I’m sure most of you by now have seen the Dayton flags, as well as the American and Kentucky flags, lining Sixth Avenue. Some people have told me they didn’t know the city had a flag. Well, thanks to our Main Street Manager, Tina Neyer, and a grant from the Main Street Program, everyone now knows that Dayton does have a city flag and we are proud to hang it!
Before I close out this month’s article, I have to say this. If you saw me walking up and down the Avenue last week with a group of women holding balloons, I was not going to a birthday party. My friends were Brighton Center employees who wanted to get the word out to our citizens about the center’s CET Job Training Program. It sounds like a great program for anyone wanting to learn new skills to get a good job, and it’s free through financial aid. Give CET a call at 491-8303, ext. 2201, to find out about the jobs they can train you for. Good luck!
Until next month,