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By Michele Smith
the Times 

43rd Annual Dayton High School Alumni Weekend is July 20

Becky Kurth is 2019 Dayton Alumni Parade Marshal


DAYTON—“Once a Bulldog, Always a Bulldog” is the slogan for the 43rd Annual Dayton High School Alumni Weekend which takes place on Sat., July 20.

Alumni will gather from near and far for Saturday’s 10 a.m. parade, for the 11 a.m. annual meeting at the Dayton Historical Depot, and at the block party to follow the meeting.

Parade entrants must include the crimson and gold colors in their designs, said Dale Groom, who along with Roseann Groom, are the Parade Committee Co-chairs.

Participants are asked to have their floats ready prior to the judging, which will take place at 9 a.m. behind the Dayton High School gym.

Groom said the first place winner will accept the Marcia Harting Memorial Trophy at the annual meeting.

The float judges for this year are Wes and Katie Leid and Kristina and Sean Brown.

Centenarian, and Dayton High School graduate, Becky Kurth is this year’s Parade Marshal.

The parade will be led by Sheriff Joe Helm, or one of his deputies, with Jeff Turner announcing, Groom said.

The block party is new this year, and there will be local food vendors and live music on 2nd Street at the Depot, according to Cara Watts, Dayton High School Alumni Association President.

Watts said the various graduating classes will raise money through the Alumni Challenge to support youth in school programs like Youth and Government, for scholarships and other school needs.

“If the school needs something the Alumni Association is there to help,” said Watts.

For more information about the Dayton Alumni Association and DHS Alumni Weekend contact President Cara Watts at: (509) 520-1703.


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