2014 Grand Marshals
Bob & Velma Witzel have been chosen as this year's Grand Marshals. They have been married for 49 years and have 2 daughters, Eve Witzel & Ann Stickney both of Stanton. They have 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Bob has lived in Stanton his whole life actually living in 7 different places but never more than a mile from where he was born which was across from the Fire Barn. Velma was born in Lakeview but moved to Stanton when they got married. Bob has been retired from the Montcalm County Road Commission for 12 years before that he worked at Adams Ford and Gibson's. He spends a lot of time building street rods in his garage which he has done for most of his life. He has even built street rods for himself, his daughters and his grandchildren. Bob has a twin engine dragster that he takes to Kentucky, Ohio and of course the Mid Michigan MotorPlex for exhibition runs, test & tunes and Toys For Tots runs. Velma used to travel with him but now she stays home and their daughter, Eve goes with him. Bob maintained county police cars for 7 years and has worn many hats in his lifetime. Velma worked as an aide for 11 years at the former Stanton Elementary School. She also worked for 6 1/2 years as a mail carrier in Stanton. She likes to sew and make quilts. Together they used to plow snow having one truck for Bob and one for Velma but when Bob went to work for the road commission Velma did all of the plowing making for some very long days for her. Cars have always been a part of their lives together they actually met at the old E&S Drive-In Car Hop in 1960 which is now where Cole's Corners is located. They both were involved in the SOFD Car Show for quite a few years. Bob built a concession stand out of a trailer for the SOFD which the school still uses today. He has also donated a bunch of his trophies for the current soap box derby competition. Bob & Velma are very family oriented people always putting their family first and love the fact that they all live in this area. They enjoy running their grand kids here, there and everywhere whenever needed. Velma's mother lived with them for 5 years so they could care for her. Bob & Velma love to eat out and do so on a regular basis. They are honored to be our 2014 Grand Marshals.
2014 Raffle Prizes
1st Prize: $500 Gift Certificate from Leppink’s Food Center, Stanton
2nd Prize: 4 Cubic Chest Freezer from Millards Furniture & 50 lbs mixed Meat Bundle from Sages Meat Market. Total Value $374
3rd Prize: Verizon 7" Android Tablet from Radio Shack, Stanton, Value $299
4th Prize: 1200 Watt Pulsar Portable Generator from Rolston Hardware. Value $250
Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.
Tickets for the raffle can be found at: Rolston Hardware corner of Camburn and Main Street Stanton, Great Lake Spas of Stanton, 510 N. State St. and 5693 S Greenville Rd Greenville, Leppink’s Food Center, corner of S. Lincoln and W. Main Street during Wacky Wednesdays, as well as other local businesses and from Stanton Old Fashioned Days committee members. Tickets will also be available at the Stanton Old Fashioned Days’ information booth, in the Chemical Bank parking lot, on Main Street, during the festival. Drawing to be held August 9, 2014 at approximately 8:45 p.m. Participants do not have to be present to win.