Thanks everyone for another unbelievable McPherson Town Chili Cook-off!. We had a super field of 15 entries.
Thai Fusion Chili took the gold this year. The not-now-secret ingredients were peanut butter and chocolate. Who can go wrong with that? So close to the top overall voting was an exquisite Turkish 7 Spice Chili that took the silver ladle and Bison and Beer Chili took the bronze. A Lentil and Sweet Potato Chili won the first green ladle ever presented in the new vegetarian category.
Congratulations winners! And thanks again to everyone who came to share another great evening with friends and neighbors. Already looking forward to next year!
Residents gathered in the McPherson Town park for a movie night in September and again in October for the Ohio State vs. Penn State football game. A great time was had by all! We hope to continue this tradition in 2015.
Over 20 neighbors joined forces for the annual spring and alley cleanup on May 31. Brush, bulk trash and other large items were removed across the neighborhood, in addition to sprucing up streets. Thanks to all who participated!
With the week of March 26 marking the 100th anniversary of the 1913 flood, McPherson Town residents have been reflecting on what those who lived in our homes might have gone through in those frightening days. Most of the homes in our little neighborhood were submerged in cold rushing water over 14 feet deep. It is amazing that so many of those wood structures weathered the flood and the 100 years since then! We thank all those who have gone before us for their heroism and efforts. We wouldn’t be here today without them.
Thank you to EVERYONE who made this year’s home tour a big success! Thank you to our Tour Sponsor, RTA and to our Promotional Partner, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance. Also thanks to our individual home sponsors, Requarth-Supply One, Scarff’s Nursery & Landscape, Kamela & Co. Realty, Habitat for Humanity, Oregon Printing, Ed Smith Flowers, Jimmie’s Ladder 11, Roost Modern Italian Restaurant, The Wine Gallery, Jey Ellis & Evelyn Davidson/Coldwell Banker-Heritage Realtors, and Lucky’s Taproom & Eatery. Thanks to our other advertisers, all the MANY neighborhood volunteers, and especially to ALL our guests who allowed us to share our beautiful historic neighborhood with them! We enjoyed every minute!
McPherson’s newest house has arrived. The McPherson Town Little Free Library is part of a national grassroots movement to promote the love of reading and build a sense of community. The house was built by the father of one of the neighborhood residents and was installed in the neighborhood park. Neighbors quickly stocked the library with books of all kinds. Stop by and check it out!
RiverScape MetroPark, just across the river from McPherson Town, has been so successful in bringing people to the river. Now, River Run will get people into the river. Backers of the project to remake the Great Miami River downtown into a water recreation attraction say they’ve raised $3.8 million and will now seek cash contributions from the public to raise the remaining $200,000.
UPDATE! On Oct. 25, 2012 – The Downtown Dayton Partnership announced that the $4 million goal has been met! Construction begins in 2013.