Tom is the director of public information at Bryan College and has been in the Dayton community for 30 years.
MainStreet Dayton will hold its final First Friday event in downtown Dayton on Sept. 3, beginning at 5 p.m. Come to downtown Dayton and dance to tunes spun by the MainStreet DJ. King of Bounce also will be there for the youngsters.
Come on down to MainStreet Dayton’s First Friday today from 5-8 p.m. This is the back-to-school tax-free weekend, so take advantage of special sales and discounts at select merchants. While you’re there, enjoy music provided by the MainStreet DJ.
Now is the time to sign up for the Clyde W. Roddy Public Library’s Around the World story hour series, beginning Aug. 4. According to Brittany West, every Wednesday through Sept. 29, young readers will visit another country with stories and crafts. The schedule calls for the trip to begin in Texas, with stops in Cuba (Aug. 11), Peru (Aug. 18), Tanzania (Aug. 25), Scotland (Sept. 1), Denmark (Sept. 8), Pakistan (Sept. 15), Vietnam (Sept. 22) and Hawaii (Sept. 29). Visit the library on First Avenue for details.
The 23rd annual Scopes Festival is today and Saturday at the Rhea County Courthouse. "One Hot Summer," the story of how the Scopes Trial came to Dayton, will be presented at 8 p.m. today and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. The play tells of the economic problems of the community, the problem of a hostile reporter and the famous courtroom confrontation between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow.
Through July 30, hundreds of young people will be attending the Summit at Bryan College.
Dayton Golf and Country Club will host the second annual Relay FORE Life golf tournament on Wednesday.
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will stop at the Rhea YMCA Childcare Center for two weeks in July, and appointments may be scheduled now.
Congratulations to the Dayton Fire Department for being selected for the Excellence in Fire and Service Award by the Tennessee Municipal League, recognizing improvements made in the past two years.
The Dayton Chamber of Commerce’s June coffee gathering will be held Tuesday at the Welcome Center. Members are invited to bring a guest and a door prize for the informal gathering, which runs from 7:30-8:30 a.m.
The Rhea County Fair will host a "Rhea County Mow Down" lawnmower race event on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at the Ag Center across from Rhea County High School in Evensville.