Tuesday, June 24, 2008



Our thanks go out to all our hardworking volunteers and homeowners who participated in the first St. Anne's Hill Garden & Art Tour! The expanded garden tour event went off without a hitch, and we had beautiful weather all day long. The rain waited just long enough to cool our tired bodies after all the work was done. It was a big success all around.

Special thanks again to Lisa, Leah, and Deb for leading the charge. Kudos to the K12 Gallery, the artists, and the other vendors as well. They helped to create a fun atmosphere for residents and visitors alike. The DSPS also assisted by hosting the "Petal Power" art show and the starting point for the tour. Last but not least, many thanks to our generous sponsors!

The word on the street is that we had approximatly 750 paying customers, generating hundreds of dollars for our non-profit organization. These funds will help the St. Anne's Hill Historic Society operate over the next 18 months, until the 2009 Christmas Tour.

We also generated some great publicity for our neighborhood. These events not only bring visitors to our community, but they help raise awareness about sustainable historic properties in the Dayton region. Remember, the most environmentally-friendly building is the one that's already built!


In other news, don't forget that next Saturday, June 28, is our annual "Trash'n'Treasure" neighborhood yard sale, beginning at 8 a.m. sharp.

Tuesday, July 1 will hold our monthly membership meeting at 7 p.m. in the Liederkranz building. All are welcome to attend and find out more about St. Anne's Hill!


Monday, June 16, 2008

Garden Time

There's only a few more days until the inaugaural St. Anne's Hill Garden & Art Tour! Many thanks are due to the tireless volunteers who put everything together, especially our hosts Lisa and Leah.

Special thanks are due to Deb for hosting the English Tea Garden in her backyard. She is organized and ready to do battle with the crowds on Saturday!

Thanks also to our friends and neighbors who got up early saturday morning to help with litter collection and brush trimming. Our little community is really looking good!

As a reminder, all the volunteers and gardeners are invited to the after-party, so don't be late!

So if you live in the greater Dayton region, please join us this Saturday, June 21 for a fun event! For more fun, stop by next weekend for the annual Trash & Treasure community yard sale.


Friday, June 6, 2008

Liederkranz Update

Here's the latest events from our friends (and neighbors!) at the Liederkranz:

June 15
Father's Day Brunch 11 am to 1 pm. Pre-paid reservations required. $10 per person by June 10. For information call Trudy at 864-5859.

July 12
Game Night 5 pm to 10 pm. Bring your favorite game to share. Bar open for drinks.

August 8-10
25th Annual Dayton Liederkranz-Turner GermanFest (picnic), 4-8 pm, Montgomery County Fairgrounds .

Have fun!

Ps. Thanks to all who attended our meeting this week. What a great turnout! Make sure you have the June 21 Garden & Art Tour marked on your calendar, and the annual Trash-n-Treasure Sale will be on June 28.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Garden Tour

Here's the official press release... spread the word!

For Immediate Release
June 1, 2008
Contact gardenandart@stanneshill.org
or (937) 224-HILL

St. Anne's Hill Garden & Art Tour - June 21, 2008

DAYTON, OHIO - St. Anne's Hill Historic Society is pleased to announce the 2008 Garden & Art Tour taking place on Saturday, June 21, 2008 in Dayton's historic St. Anne's Hill neighborhood. The Tour provides the opportunity to see beautifully restored homes and gardens in one of the region's oldest neighborhoods, as well as to
browse through handcrafted original artwork and meet regional artists.

The St. Anne's HIll Garden Tour has been a popular tradition for many years, but this is the first event combining local gardens and original art. Tours will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. beginning at the High Street Gallery, located at 48 High Street, home of the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors. Live performers will entertain guests throughout the Tour and raffle tickets will be available to purchase. The Tour concludes with a Victorian-style tea party where patrons can enjoy refreshments in the neighborhood.

Visiting artists on the tour include painter Laura Dietrich of Cleveland and master
stained glass artist Frank Dulaney of Tennessee. Regional artists include Michael Bonilla, Painter; Vicki Cassidy, Clay Artist; Ronnie Doyal, Quilter; Steve Good, Personalized Works; David Lorenz, Photography; Mbaraka, Performing Artist; Dave Palmer, Metal Sculptor; Lily Whitehead, Henna Artist; and Catherine Wicks, Fine Art.

Children will enjoy the children's art and activity pavilion, presented in partnership with the K12 Gallery for Young People. They also have the chance to win a $100 savings bond by entering the Children's Art Contest. Entries for the art contest are due by June 12, 2008.

The neighborhood of St. Anne's Hill is a historic community within the City of Dayton, located one mile east of the downtown area, just beyond the Oregon District. The neighborhood was designated a Historic District in 1974 and is home to the Stivers School for the Arts. The Historic Society is a tax exempt, non-profit organization. The tour is sponsored in part by Houser Asphalt & Concrete, RSC Graphics, St. Anne’s Hill Violins, Square One Salon, and other local businesses.

Tickets are $12 with the tea party, or $8 for the tour alone. Visitors can save $2 off a tea party ticket when purchasing tickets by June 15, 2008. Additional details about the 2008 St. Anne's Hill Garden & Art Tour and the art contest can be at www.StAnnesHill.org online or by contacting gardenandart@stanneshill.org or (937) 224-HILL.

If you'd like to volunteer, be sure to stop by our meeting this Tuesday, June 3rd at the Liederkranz building and sign up!