Dayton Inspires Friendsgiving to raise funds for Thanksgiving meals for 70 Dayton families

An evening spent with friends can benefit scores of families during the holiday season. 

Dayton Inspires is hosting its first Friendsgiving on Friday, Nov. 22, from 7-11 p.m. at the Miami Valley Golf Club, 3311 Salem Ave. 

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The event will benefit the Hope Foundation for Greater Dayton to provide Thanksgiving meals for 70 families.

“We want this event to be a fun night that gets the community playing games and eating together but at the end of the day, this is about giving back,” said Matthew Sliver, founder of Dayton Inspires. 

“We’ll feel that it’s a success when we provide those special holiday meals for families around Dayton who might not otherwise get a holiday meal.” 


Tickets are $25 and include a holiday buffet with an optional drink. There will be a cigar bar, give-aways and games provided by Sportcial. 

VIP tickets are $75 (100 available) and includes a wristband for an open bar. 

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The planned Friendsgiving buffet menu: 

• Squash & Sweet Potato Shooters 

• Sage Creme Friache 

• Savory Mushroom Tarts 

• Manchego Cheese, Thyme 

• Mains: Smoked Turkey Sliders 

• Cranberry Aigre-Doux, Wild Rocket Arugula 

• Crispy Pork- Sausage Bahn-Mi’s 

• Pickled Veggies, Cilantro 

Side Items: 

• Smoked Ham & Potato Croquettes Winter Vegetable Succotash 


• Mini Cheesecake Shooters S’mores Tarts 

• Mini Pumpkin Pies 

 Tickets can be purchased at the Eventbrite page or follow @DaytonInspires on Instagram and Facebook for updates.

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What: Dayton Inspires Friendsgiving

When: Friday, Nov. 22, 7-11 p.m.

Where: Miami Valley Golf Club, 3311 Salem Ave. 

Cost: Tickets are $25 and include a holiday buffet and drink. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75, which includes wristbands for an open bar.

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