August 29, 2018
Janet Manson paints sunflowers in the windows of Robin Jones' Farm Bureau Insurance office in downtown Tonganoxie. Several storefronts have been decorated with sunflowers from various artsts in anticipation of the Sunflower Stroll this weekend.
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There are some rainy days in this week’s forecast, but organizers of this year’s Tonganoxie Sunflower Stroll are hoping the clouds won’t keep away visitors to the area celebrating the return of Grinter Farms sunflowers between Tonganoxie and Lawrence just off U.S. Highway 24-40. The extremely dry summer has led to some strange growing patterns for area sunflowers. Ted and Kris Grinter have welcomed visitors to their famous sunflower field for years and again will do so this year, but the field will bloom in sections, with the first blooms expected this weekend.