The Krantz garden is a hidden oasis in the heart of Stanton. Stanton Old Fashioned Days would like to thank the Krantz’s for opening up their beautiful private gardens to the public for this weekend. Be sure to allot a good amount of time to tour the vast Krantz Garden. Anyone with a love of gardening or flowers won’t want to miss this opportunity. The Krantz’s famous gardens, located at 300 N. Mill St. will be open 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday during the festival; the community is invited to spend some time enjoying the beauty of nature. Look for the signs at the garden entrance letting you know it is open for a visit. Looking for a project to keep them busy, the Krantz’s garden was first started in 1996 with a couple of beds in their front yard. Without a lot of gardening experience the Krantz’s started out as self-proclaimed, “trial and error gardeners,” learning as they went. In 1997 they purchased the lots behind their house, which, at the time, contained a large vegetable garden. Their original plan was to continue growing vegetables, but by the end of each summer the garden was full of weeds. Around this time they also began planting flowers on some of the hills behind their house that were difficult to mow. As time went on and their gardens continued to expand and grow, the Krantz’s learned the importance of mulching and planting the perennials close together to help control weeds. By the spring of 2000, the Krantz’s little hobby of gardening had turned into a full blown addiction and the vegetable garden was officially turned into a flower garden, complete with grass paths. The Krantz’s garden is always changing and evolving and each year something new is added. Their first garden walk was in 2001 and they have been the talk of the town ever since. They were even featured in a summer issue of County Garden Magazine. It’s always fun to share the garden with the many people who stop by to visit, said Loren, however, they realize they are just planters of what God has created.
Friday: 7:00-9:00 pm. Talent Show Try Outs
Saturday: 5:00 pm. Star Quest Talent Show
DJ, Teresa Good will have the 21 and over crowd dancing from 8 p.m. to midnight. She will be bringing entertainment to the crowd at the American Legion tent
Friday, Aug. 14th. and Saturday, Aug. 15th, from 8:00-12:00 there is a $3.00 cover charge.
The Legion is located at 337 W DAY ST
6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday Miss Stanton, Jr. Miss Stanton, Duke and Duchess, Prince and Princess Pageant.