Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.
Time to read
1 minute
Read so far

Road Trip Across America

Dayton Chamber hosts annual Taste of Dayton

  • Article Image Alt Text
    Dyllon Chambers, Adisyn Cullars, Meredith Bumgarner, and Amilia Cullars are having a great time at Taste of Dayton. The Vindicator | Ariel Turner
  • Article Image Alt Text
    The Liberty County Central Appraisal District’s Sarah Fletcher, Halle Fletcher, and Samantha Gutierrez served up mashed potatoes at the Idaho booth. The Vindicator | Ariel Turner
  • Article Image Alt Text
    Dayton Noon Lions Jo George, District 2-S2 Gov. Paul Moore, The Lion, Alisha Dale, Mike George, and the Hamburglar are all smiles at the Taste of Dayton. The Vindicator | Ariel Turner
  • Article Image Alt Text
    Johnny Fever and the crew from WKRP were on hand representing the City of Dayton. The Vindicator | Ariel Turner

A large crowd was on hand at the Dayton Community Center last Thursday, June 9, to participate in the Dayton Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of Dayton event.

This year’s theme was Road Trip Across America, and plenty of local businesses, churches, and civic organizations were on hand to dish out tasty treats representing their respective states.

“I think the turnout for the Taste of Dayton was great; my estimate was around 350 people, possibly more! I heard a lot of positive feedback from attendees and vendors,” said outgoing administrative assistant Shelby Eiland.

It was the final chamber event for Eiland, and she was very excited about the turnout and response from the community and is grateful for her time with the chamber.

“I’ve had such a great year and a half at the chamber. I loved doing all the events for the members and community, and I’m thankful for the experiences,” said Eiland.

The night’s big winner was the Texas booth sponsored by Bear Plumbing. They brought home Best Decorated Booth and Best Food, serving up some delicious Texas-style barbecue and potato salad. They also had a variety of Texas-themed cookies, with Don’t Mess With Texas, armadillos, George Strait, Selena, and of course, Bear Plumbing decorations.

The event was sponsored by DayNet, City of Dayton, Burt’s Pressure Washing, MobilOil Credit Union, Community Resource Credit Union, Chicken Express, OmniPoint Health, and Thrif-Tee Food Center.

For more information on the Dayton Chamber, visit them on the web at