Special Events

Families Matter 2017
 Family Services 17th Annual Essay and Poster Contest
is over and our panel of community judges are busy trying to select 21 winners from among more than 600 entries!

                The contest theme for 2017 is:

"What Makes My Family Special"
We still need donations of cash and prizes, and also need sponsors for the event and tickets donated for our students winners and families.  If you are able to help, please follow the link below for donation information
For Donor Materials - Click Here

Annual Awards Breakfast will be held on
Saturday, November 18,2017
9:OOAM to 11:00AM
 at the Mandalay Banquet Center

Special Guest Speaker: The Honorable Nan Whaley, Mayor, City of Dayton
Event Emcee: Ms. Marsha Bonhart
Entertainment: Mike Hemelgarn, Comedy Juggler and Ventriloquist

For more information, contact Karen Via at 937-222-9481
or by email at kvia@fsadayton.org

Family Services Celebrates 120 years!


     On Thursday, June 23rd, Family Services held its 120th Anniversary Celebration at the America's Packard Museum in Dayton.  More than 180 friends and colleagues joined us for an evening of fine food, music and great friends to raise funds in support of the more than 12 different programs and services provided by Family Services. 


    Dr. and Mrs. Morris Brown were Honorary Chairs for the event that highlighted the many accomplishments of Family Services with an exhibit of historic archives and a video produced by Buch TV GUY (Jim Bucher).  Local historian and author, Dr. Allan B. Spetter, Professor of History, Retired from WSU, shared the history of social work and other interesting facts about Dayton dating back to 1896. 


    Elite Catering provided a wonderful dinner for the event; Central Perc donated our celebration cake; and Ben & Jerry's brought their ice cream wagon!  The Jim Burns Trio entertained us with jazz, and our live auction included a beautiful glass piece created by James Michael, a painting by Bing Davis, and

jewelry donated by Weber Jewelers. 

Please enjoy these wonderful photos from our
120th Anniversary Event held at the Packard Museum.  
Special Thanks to our event photographer Noland Lester!