“Canton in Bloom” Promises Activities for All on Saturday, April 26
CANTON, Mo – A committee of local volunteers has developed a schedule
for “Canton in Bloom” — a citywide celebration on Saturday, April 26th
featuring music, gardening tours and sales, and arts and crafts. The
day starts with a 10K river run/walk from Martin Park in Canton to
LaGrange along Highway B at 8 a.m. There is also an all day Plant
Exchange and Sale hosted by the LaGrange Garden Club and a Craft Show
Other festivities include: a 10 a.m. lecture entitled “What butterfly is
that?” by Joe Coelho taking place in City Hall, a 11 a.m. lecture called
“Trees in the Urban Landscape” at City Hall by Rodney Johns, a 3 p.m.
Cedar Falls Cannon loading and firing demonstration, and Cedar Falls
will also be offering guided tours of the Toy Museum and Historic
Village all day with guides dressed in period clothing.
As for entertainment, musicians will be performing throughout the day
including the Ladue Mountain Boys, a bluegrass band from Saint Louis,
Mo. and Cheeks McGee, an Indie rock band from Quincy, Ill. There will
be a 4 p.m. film showing at the Lewis Street Playhouse. And for the
dancer in everyone, Contra Dance will take place at 6:30. Jim Thaxter,
will be working with RalûGerri, a live band, will guide new and
experienced dancers alike through a variety of dances. For the kids,
the Culver-Stockton College Classy ‘Cats will be offering a short
workshop teaching children a dance to “Mickey.”
Garden tours will be taking place throughout the day. There will be a
Woodland Wildflower Walk in the adjoining yards of Roger and Janet
Ricketts at 205 Constantz Drive, Jean Sperry at #7 Jan Mar Drive, and
Jim and Sharon Upchurch at #1 Janney’s Circle. Jane Green’s Garden at
507 Madison Street, the gardens at Lock and Dam #20, and various gardens
on the Culver-Stockton College campus around the sorority houses and
performing arts centre will also be available for viewing.
There will be citywide yard sales, specials in most downtown
restaurants, and many other sales and specials at stores in Canton.
Orscheln Farm and Home will conduct a ride-and-drive promotion on their
lawn equipment. Missouri Tire Lube and Wash is offering tire safety
inspections. Arki-Tec is offering a sale on one-gallon shade trees and
10% off on all Echo Equipment. Celebrate the grand opening of Canton’s
newest store, Priority Designs, on the corner of Fourth St. and Lewis
St. (next to the Saturday Store) and enjoy coffee and treats from 9 a.m.
until noon. Attendees are encouraged to grab a bite to eat for lunch in
any of Canton’s restaurants.
“Canton in Bloom” rounds out the seasonal calendar of events for Canton.
The calendar also includes Eagle Day in February, the showmecanton.com
car show in the summer, the Culver-Stockton College Homecoming parade
and events in October, and “Hometown Holidays” during the first weekend
For more information, please contact Samantha Kheim at [email protected]
or Cindy Kell at [email protected]