AMMON — Old steel and shiny silver — what do the two have in common? On Friday and Saturday in Ammon, plenty.
Every year for the last 24 years, Ammon has celebrated Old-Fashioned Planter’s Day on the last weekend in March. The event’s silver anniversary will be held, per tradition, at the Graham farm, a place with no small shortage of things to do.
Gates will open at 9 a.m. Friday morning, when visitors can browse the lineup of antique equipment. Included in the display are a saw mill, hit-and-miss engines, tractors, antique cars, a steam roller, turpentine tools, antique farm equipment, and over-100-year-old typewriters.
A museum on site will be open for the two-day affair, and entertainment will come in the form of country, bluegrass, and gospel singing. Kid’s games and rides will also be available for the little ones.
A variety of vendors will be on site — among them, crafts, food trucks, equipment and services for horses, and informational booths.
Friday night, a chicken and rice dinner is planned, which visitors can partake of for a donation.
A donation is required for entry. Any gift given will profit the Ammon Ruritan Club, which traditionally uses the money for services such as providing scholarships for children, helping needy families, and supporting the Ammon Fire Department.
Old-Fashioned Planter’s Day will take place Friday and Saturday at 9252 Old Fayetteville Road in Garland. For more information, call 910-588-4074.
Chrysta Carroll can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.