Ringing in the Holidays is back! This enchanting evening will kick off the holiday season with style for a 16th year on November 21, 2010 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Guests will be treated to live music by the Stivers Ringing Tigers Handbell Choir and the Erik Augis Trio, tasty hors d’oeuvres, delicious desserts, and specialty cocktails while giving them an opportunity to bid on auction items and purchase chances to win fabulous raffle prizes. This year’s Winter Get-Away Raffle features trips to Chicago and Hilton Head Island. The event also features the third in a series of hand painted commemorative ornaments, depicting Deeds Barn, by artist Melanie Haislip.
Ringing in the Holidays, presented by Liberty Savings Bank & Rieck Services, is a fundraiser supporting the educational programs, conservation efforts, and daily operations of Dayton History, which operates Carillon Historical Park, Old River Park, Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial, Patterson Homestead, Memorial Hall, Old Court House and Hawthorn Hill – Orville Wright’s home. The programming of Dayton History reaches over 160,000 visitors each year.
The highlight of the event is our “Dayton’s Most Delightful Dessert” contest, featuring gourmet desserts from eight of our region’s finest chefs. Guests will be invited to sample each of the offerings throughout the evening to vote for the People’s Choice award. Expert judges will award the Critic’s Choice and Best Presentation awards.