Thank You from the Stanton Old Fashioned Days Committee for attending and participating in our festival. Also thanks to the City of Stanton, and all the committee members that help.make the festival possible.Hope to see you again in 2015.
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.