Dayton Church Hosts Harvest Fair on Saturday
Proceeds will go towards making the historic First Presbyterian Church at Dayton handicapped accessible.
The historic First Presbyterian Church of Dayton will hold the family friendly Harvest Fair on Saturday in an effort to strengthen community ties and to help make the building handicapped accessible.
"The Harvest Fair is the best of what the church offers to the community," said Rev. Wendi Werner. "We're going to have a rummage sale going on, tables of baked goods, mums and produce from local farms."
The fair will also feature a tricky tray, food, games and face painting by Melzo the Clown. 100 percent of the money that is raised will go towards renovations to make the historic structure handicapped accessible.
"It's sad that it's 2011 and this historic structure isn't handicapped accessible," Rev. Werner said. "Some of the older folks can't make their way into the building and that's a tragedy we're looking to change."
Beyond making the building more accessible, the Harvest Fair is all about helping residents meet their neighbors and to help develop bonds throughout the community.
"I get a sense that's it's hard with no central gathering place in Dayton, so it's wonderful if we can create that and be that place folks can come and rally around what it means to be from the village of Dayton," Rev. Werner said. "This is an opportunity for folks from the community to know what the church is all about and so we can show what Dayton is all about."
The Harvest Fair will be held Saturday from from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Dayton, located at 362 Georges Road near the intersection of Ridge Road.