Archived photo: Dayton Inspires hosted a city-wide cleanup effort in partnership with Montgomery County, Keep Montgomery County Beautiful, the Dayton Dragons and Vectren.
Photo: Tom Gilliam Photography for
Photo: Tom Gilliam Photography for

Dayton Inspires and Longest Table Dayton partner for first-ever ‘Dayton Day’

How about a little work before a very long community meal?

Dayton Inspires and The Longest Table Dayton will partner from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 14 for the the first-ever Dayton Day. 

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The mass neighborhood cleanup of the Madden Hills neighborhood will precede Longest Table Dayton’s second annual Main Meal on the Third Street Bridge, also known as the Peace Bridge. The meal is set for 3 to 6 p.m. 

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Dayton Inspires and The Longest Table Dayton have partnered for the first-ever 'Dayton Day' on Oct. 14, 2017. PROVIDED PHOTO

Organizers aim to remove 15 tons of trash from the neighborhood during Dayton Day. University of Dayton students are expected to take part. Click here to register.

>> PHOTOS: Dayton Inspires Clean-Up Dayton 2016 

Parking will be available at the Dayton Boys and Girls Club, 1828 W. Stewart St., Dayton.

Volunteers will be shuttled to the free Longest Table meal which is designed to spark conversation.

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Sunday has been selected as the make up Dayton Day in the event of rain Saturday.

The Longest Table Dayton and Dayton Inspires are projects born from the UpDayton Summit.

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UpDayton’s goal is to keep those age 40 and younger in the region, but the age and backgrounds of volunteers and summit participants vary.

Dayton Inspires and Longest Table Dayton have received City of Dayton Neighborhood Mini grants. 

In 2016, Dayton Inspires fulfilled 1,600 volunteer hours.

The Longest Table Dayton, a winner from 2016 upDayton Summit, has held more than a dozen free meals since December. Saturday’s meal is expected to be its largest of the year. 

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