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Historic Dayton House hosting wine-tasting event Thursday night

WORTHINGTON -- The Historic Dayton House will host a wine-tasting fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The event is a joint venture between the Historic Dayton House and the Worthington Liquor Store to bring a unique and educational event to the com...

WORTHINGTON -- The Historic Dayton House will host a wine-tasting fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The event is a joint venture between the Historic Dayton House and the Worthington Liquor Store to bring a unique and educational event to the community while helping to raise funds for Dayton House upkeep.

The Historic Dayton House was built in 1890 and portrays the elegance of the Victorian period. It was owned by several well-known families in Worthington, like the Daytons, Smallwoods and Cashels.

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Historic Worthington Inc. purchased the building in October 2002 and later began restoration and renovation. Since completion of that work, it has served the community as a gathering place and historical landmark.

People attending the event will be able to admire the unique and historical features of the house while enjoying delicious food and wine.

“It is a very nice, intimate setting where you could have a great time socializing with your friends or family and enjoy some unique food with the different wines,” said Kari Meyer, a Dayton House board member.

Meyer said the fundraiser was first hosted about six years ago, and people have regularly a very positive response to the event. She is happy to showcase the history of Worthington through the Historic Dayton House while partnering with local businesses.

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“It’s a great relationship to have and a great way to experience the uniqueness of the Historic Dayton House,” Meyer said.

She said an effort is made to have a new company provide wine each year. This time, Paustis & Sons Wine Co., a family-owned business in Plymouth, will be providing more than 10 different kinds of wines. In addition, River City Eatery of Windom will be the caterer.

Meyer noted that the event is a great way for people to experience some new tastes of wine and food. It also has a goal to informing the public about all the different opportunities the Dayton House has to offer to its visitors.

“We want people to come out and try some foods and wine that they may not have tried or experienced before,” Meyer said. “We want people to come and experience the house and see the different things you can have in the house like dinners, little parties or even overnight experiences.”

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Meyer added that it’s important to support an asset to the community such as the Dayton House.

“It takes a lot to keep the Dayton House running,” Meyer said. “It is just a unique part of Worthington, and I think not a lot of people know the uniqueness and how much of an asset this house is to Worthington.”


Tickets are for sale at the Worthington Municipal Liquor Store.

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