Ups And Downs For Dayton's Centennial Event

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Inventing Flight, Dayton's 17-day celebration of the Wright brothers, has run into some disappointments since its grand opening over the July 4 weekend. Several events, including a gas-balloon race, were cancelled due to rain and thunderstorms, and crowds at Celebration Central have been disappointing, the Dayton Daily News reported this week. At least three vendors have pulled out because of the sparse attendance, according to the Daily News. But attendance improved after the weather got nicer and ticket prices were slashed from $20 to $10. Local newspapers also carried free admission coupons. The Vectren Dayton Air Show, featuring three military jet teams, begins today and runs through Sunday at Dayton International Airport.