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Tribute to Green Giant to be dedicated Nov. 15

Roadside pullout tells story of Green Giant Company in Touchet Valley

 

November 7, 2019

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The 300-foot tall Green Giant stands over the Touchet Valley, viewable from a recently completed pullout which includes informational displays memorializing the Green Giant Company's history here.

DAYTON–A roadside attraction and pullout, a short distance west of here on Highway 12, showing the Touchet Valley's history with the Green Giant Company, will be dedicated during a ceremony at 11 a.m., Friday, November 15. Community members are invited to attend.

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This plaque indicates the names of numerous volunteers and former Green Giant employees involved in establishing the informational displays.

The pullout provides a perfect location to view Dayton's Green Giant on the Hill. Former Washington State Representative Terry Nealey pitched the idea for a pullout to Washington State Department of Transportation shortly before retiring in 2018. With WSDOT approval, Nealey and other community members developed a sign design, identified a location for the pullout, and sought permission to use the logo from B&G Foods, owner of the Green Giant brand.

Due to limited parking at the pullout, a bus will depart at 11 a.m. from Blue Mountain Station, 700 Artisan Way in Dayton, to take attendees to the site for a formal dedication and ribbon cutting.

Following the dedication, the public is invited to a reception at the BMS Co-op Market and Nursery, located at 700 Artisan Way, Suite F. Refreshments will be provided.

There will be a brief presentation on the history of the Green Giant in the Touchet Valley. A collection of Green Giant memorabilia will be on display.

 
 

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