Sprawling dinner party to be held at UD this weekend

More than 500 Dayton residents gathered on the Third Street Bridge for conversation and a meal during The Longest Table event, which was held Saturday, Oct. 15. The concept was one of the winning projects at the UpDayton Summit.

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More than 500 Dayton residents gathered on the Third Street Bridge for conversation and a meal during The Longest Table event, which was held Saturday, Oct. 15. The concept was one of the winning projects at the UpDayton Summit.

The Longest Table Dayton wants you to come to Sunday dinner at the University of Dayton.

The project, a winner from last year's UpDayton Summit led by City of Dayton Legislative Aide Bryan Stewart, will hold its third consecutive monthly community dinner from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19 in the UD’s Central Mall, 300 College Park, Dayton.

>> PHOTOS: Dayton’s first Longest Table across the Peace Bridge 

“I hope our March meal will help UD students gain a better understanding of Dayton as a whole,” Stewart said. “I hope they gain a better understanding of Dayton’s rich, complicated history and get a chance to actually meet folks who live, work, and play in the community off campus.”

Like others in the series, the meal is sponsored by Dayton's Human Relations Council.

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The community is invited to the free event.

The project has participants sit and talk in the name of community betterment.

The University of Dayton's Student Government Association is hosting participants on campus.

The Longest Table held its first event in October, where more than 500 relative “strangers” broke bread with one another on the Third Street Bridge (The Peace Bridge) during the giant dinner party.

Visit thelongesttabledayton.com/march to register. 

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More than 500 Dayton residents gathered on the Third Street Bridge for conversation and a meal during The Longest Table event, which was held Saturday, Oct. 15. The concept was one of the winning projects at the UpDayton Summit.

More than 500 Dayton residents gathered on the Third Street Bridge for conversation and a meal during The Longest Table event, which was held Saturday, Oct. 15. The concept was one of the winning projects at the UpDayton Summit.

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More than 500 Dayton residents gathered on the Third Street Bridge for conversation and a meal during The Longest Table event, which was held Saturday, Oct. 15. The concept was one of the winning projects at the UpDayton Summit.

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