Wright Dunbar Inc.
Five of Dayton’s veteran food trucks have joined together to present Taste The Trucks this Friday night as part of Wright Dunbar Inc’s annual Walk the Walk event.
West Third Street between Shannon and Broadway Streets will be shut down from 5-9pm so you can Taste The Trucks. G’s Cue BBQ, HungerPaynes, McNasty’s, PA’s Pork, and The Wicked ‘Wich will be set up and ready to serve you. Each of the trucks will be presenting a brand new food item and you can try all five for just $20. There will also be a vegetarian selection at each truck. You can pre-purchase your truck ticket book online and avoid any lines, and speaking of lines, since each truck is just presenting one item, the service will be extremely quick, eliminating the long lines often found at other food truck gatherings. Tables and chairs will be set up, but you are encourage to bring your own lawn chairs and kick back and enjoy the live music presented by Premium Blend.
Walk the Walk refers to Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame, which highlights 170 of Dayton’s outstanding and enduring personal or professional contributions to the community, nation and the world. Visit the place where three exceptional men, Orville and Wilbur Wright, and Paul Laurence Dunbar called home. We’ll be celebrating the 2018 honoree’s, who will be added to the Walk on September 27th at an induction luncheon to be held at the Sincalir Conference Center.
The 2018 honorees are: Hannah Beachler, Major General George R. Crook, Dr. Richard A. DeWall, Robert C. Koepnick, Police Sergeant Lucius J. Rice and Policewoman Dora Burton Rice, and Julia Reichert.
Begin your visit at the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, where KIDS LOT will have a children’s activity center set up, inviting the youngster to create dream catchers, space shuttles, and even their own Dayton Walk of Fame square. There will also be a chance to pilot their own plane virtually, courtesy of Dayton’s Air Camp.
TheDayton Region’s Walk of Fame began in 1996 as part of the Dayton Bicentennial celebration, with over 170 people or groups having been recognized since then. Memorial stones are located in the sidewalks along Third and Williams Streets in the Wright Dunbar Business District. A mural designed by artist James Pate highlights the Walk at the corner of West Third and South Williams.
Wright Dunbar, Inc. announces that 2018 Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame nomination forms are now available online . A list of past inductees is available on the same website.
Paper nomination forms are also available at the Wright Dunbar, Inc. office, 1139 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402. Nominations must be received by noon on Thursday, March 1, 2018 online or in the Wright Dunbar office.
Individuals or groups from the Dayton region or who have spent a significant amount of time in the region and have made an enduring impact on the local community, the region, the nation and/or world are eligible for nomination. Arts/Culture, Aviation, Business/Corporate, Education, Entertainment/Media, Environment, Government/Military, Invention/Innovation, Law, Medicine, Philanthropy, Science, Significant Personal Achievement and Sports are the categories highlighted. Last year’s honorees were Oscar and Marjorie Boonshoft, Brigadier General Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., Cathy Guisewite, The Honorable David L. Hobson, Allison Janney and Tecumseh.
The Walk of Fame began in 1996 as part of the Dayton Bicentennial celebration, with over 170 people or groups having been recognized since then. Memorial stones are located in the sidewalks along Third and Williams Streets in the Wright Dunbar Business District. A mural designed by artist James Pate highlights the Walk at the corner of West Third and South Williams.
Harry Seifert, president and chair of the Wright-Dunbar, Inc. board, said, “The Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame serves as a great way to educate the public and instill pride in the accomplishments of the innovative contributions to society that have been made by the region’s outstanding citizens. Celebrating them motivates all us as well to do our best for the region.”
2018 winners will be honored at a luncheon at Sinclair College on Thursday, September 27.
Our photo from last week was the Walk of Fame mural that was dedicated on Sept 28th in the Wright Dunbar neighborhood. Created by artist James Pate, this project was a collaboration with K12 Gallery, HAALO, and Montgomery County Juvenile Court. You can find this mural at West Third and South Williams Streets. Ashley from Miamisburg, Rapid Fired Pizza is coming your way for correctly identifying this location!
And now for this week’s photo- do you recognize this place? If you know the location of this photo enter it here: http://goo.gl/forms/dyU55fzc48. We’ll let you know next Monday if you got it right! Good Luck!
Please join City of Dayton Commissioners and Montgomery County Commissioners and Wright Dunbar, Inc. for the Dedication ceremony of the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame Mural, Thursday, September 28th at 2:00 p.m., 1100 West Third Street, Dayton Oh 45402.
Since 2008, the City of Dayton has awarded nearly $445,000 to neighborhood organizations through the City of Dayton’s Neighborhood Mini Grant Program. Wright Dunbar, Inc. was awarded $5,000 to fund the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame Mural, at the Wright Dunbar Conference Center, 1100 W. Third Street. The mural features Orville and Wilbur Wright, Paul Laurence Dunbar and symbols that represent the categories of the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame. The Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame is a significant legacy to the City of Dayton with over 160 outstanding individuals or groups honored for their enduring personal or professional contributions to the community, nation and the world. The memorial stones are installed in the sidewalks along West Third Street between Shannon and Broadway. This corridor is the center of the neighborhood where Wilbur and Orville Wright designed the world’s first manned, powered airplane and African American writer Paul Laurence Dunbar penned his world-renowned works.
The mural was designed by Wright Dunbar resident and local artist James Pate. Mr. Pate, together with collaboration of Brittini Long, HAALO, Montgomery County Juvenile Court and management from Jerri Stanard, K12 Gallery & TEJAS, have created a masterpiece that will bring awareness to those individuals honored on the Walk of Fame and be another asset to the Wright Dunbar Village Neighborhood and the Wright Dunbar Business District.
The mural was also sponsored in part by CityWide Development Corporation, HAALO, Montgomery County Juvenile Court, Hospice of Dayton, K12 Gallery & TEJAS, National Aviation Heritage Area, Primed Physicians, Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County, Texas Beef & Cattle Co., Wright Dunbar, Inc., Wright-Patt Credit Union, and Zik’s Family Pharmacy and Home Medical Equipment.
Individuals or groups from the Dayton region or who have spent a significant amount of time in the region and have made an enduring impact on the local community, the region, the nation and/or world are eligible for nomination. Arts/Culture, Aviation, Business/Corporate Leaders, Community Service, Education, Entertainment/Media, Environment, Government/Military, Invention/Innovation, Law, Medicine, Philanthropy, Science, Significant Personal Achievement and Sports are the categories highlighted.
Last year’s honorees were Nancy Cartwright, Dr. Martin Delany, Donald (Don) J. Donoher, Harold (Hal) McCoy, Bette Rogge Morse, Robert (Bob) P. Ross and Norma Ross, Dr. Benjamin Schuster and Marians Schuster and General Janet Wolfenbarger. A list of past inductees is available at www.daytonregionswalkoffame.org.
On Friday, May 13th from 5-9pm, watch the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame come alive with Walk the Walk; a showcase featuring Walk of Fame inductees, historians, and family representatives. This street party allows visitors to learn from some of the outstanding individuals and groups who have contributed to the greatness of our region. Third Street will be shut down between Williams & Broadway so visitors can walk along West Third Street and interact with these individuals at their respective memorial stones.
Entertainment hosted by Dayton.com’s Amelia Robinson
5:00pm – Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Principal String Quartet
5:30pm – Gem City Chorus
6:45pm – New Honorees Introduced
7:00pm – live music by Vibe 5
7:45pm – Heads or Tales Raffle for VIP tickets to Patti LaBelle at Rose Music Center
8:00pm – 2nd set from Vibe 5
Food trucks including Zombie Dogz, Go Cupcake, Carvaso’s Mexican Fusian, and Graeter’s Ice Cream will be on hand along with adult beverages from Heidelberg. A brand new Wright Dunbar business, Texas Beer and Cattle Company, will be open and giving tours and opportunities for the public to become co-op owners in the business. Wright-Dunbar, Inc. encourages visitors to bring lawn chairs.
Additionally, Wright-Dunbar, Inc. will announce the 2016 Walk of Fame honorees at the event. These honorees will be inducted into the Walk of Fame at a Luncheon Ceremony on September 22nd at Sinclair’s Ponitz Center.
Since its inception in 1996 as part of the City of Dayton’s Bicentennial Celebration, the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame has recognized 156 outstanding individuals and groups for their enduring personal or professional contributions to the community, nation, and the world.
In 2003 the Walk of Fame was moved from the Dayton International Airport to the Wright-Dunbar Historic District and is now managed and supported by Wright Dunbar, Inc. Granite pavers are located on the sidewalks on both sides of West Third Street between Shannon and Broadway Streets and on Williams Street.