Tribute to Green Giant to be dedicated Nov. 15
Roadside pullout tells story of Green Giant Company in Touchet Valley
November 7, 2019
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.
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.