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Welcome to the Dryden Community Center Café!

The Dryden Community Center Café is a nonprofit community center, run by volunteers, with the goal of offering the Dryden community and surrounding areas a relaxed and welcoming place to gather for coffee, conversation, music and events. Come in and experience a community center where strangers become neighbors and neighbors become friends while making Dryden a better place to live.

Dear DC3 Members and Volunteers,

First, we would like to thank you for your support for this amazing organization!  Our Annual Membership Meeting will be held on January 27th at 7pm. Please come to this meeting for information about the past year and our future, to vote for new board members, and for a time to gather with fellow community members.  We would like to hear what you have to say!

It is with mixed emotions that we are informing you that DC3 will be closing the Cafe as of January 31, 2020.  This decision was made by the board of directors after a long process of weighing our options for the survival of the organization.  We are unable to remain in the 1 West Main St. space we have occupied for 12 years due to a decreased revenue stream. If you have questions about the process used to reach this decision, please contact a board member.  

Although the Cafe will close, the non-profit organization that is DC3 will still exist.  A leadership team, including the board of directors and a development committee, will be working to reexamine and clarify our mission statement in a way that will not only continue the original founding ideals but also incorporate the needs of the community in ways that we have not been able to do with our current space and funding.  It is truly a credit to our community that we have stayed open for 12 incredible years! We could not have done it without all of the dedicated volunteers, understanding staff, and supportive community members who have valued DC3 and its place in our community.

Although it may not seem like it right now, this is really a very exciting time for our organization!  We currently have 4 board seats available and we are seeking dedicated community members for nomination to fill those seats and help DC3 move forward.  If you would like to be a part of the leadership team that will rethink how our organization serves the Dryden community, as a board member or an interested community member, please contact Suzanne (email below).

We will also be holding a volunteer appreciation party the same day as our Annual Meeting (1/27) at 6pm, so if you are/were a volunteer for the Cafe (baker, cook, cleaner, shopper, dishwasher, sandwich line, etc.) or for any special community events (music, free family events, etc.) we have held, please join us!  It will be a day of appreciation and reflection as we look forward to what 2020 has in store for us.

We hope that you will continue to support DC3 as we move forward.  We are still a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and we will continue to accept membership dues and donations if you wish to continue supporting us.  Again, if you are interested in participating in our leadership team as a board member or an interested community member, please contact Suzanne at

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we take this time to recreate our organization to better serve you and our community.


Suzanne  Scheuring
Suzanne Scheuring, DC3 Board President
& Board of Directors