‘Longest Table’ spans Third Street Bridge in Dayton

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‘Longest Table’ spans Third Street Bridge in Dayton

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Nearly 60 dining tables spanned the Third Street Bridge Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Dayton as part of the “Longest Table” effort to bring people together from throughout a community to discuss how to make it better. (DeAngelo Byrd/Staff)

Nearly 60 dining tables spanned the Third Street Bridge, bringing together hundreds of residents hungry not only for a meal, but for a stronger community.

People from every corner of Dayton sat down to break bread Saturday afternoon and to talk about the challenges facing the city and how they can work on solving those issues. The event was part of the “longest table” movement.

UpDayton, a young professionals group, organized the event, for which more than 500 people registered.

One of the organizers, Bryan Stewart, said they’ll solicit feedback from the event, and will encourage those who had a good time to host a meal at their home in a couple months.

“While this is a giant event on the Third Street Bridge … we’ll have community conversations sprinkled throughout the Miami Valley,” Stewart said.

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