Word Around Town
If you’re interested in staying up-to-date with various events, news, and other cool stuff going on around town, book mark this page! We’ll be posting here as often as we can to keep you informed about what’s going on in and around our community.
October 15, 2019
The City of Anna will be offering leaf pick-up the week of December 2, 2019. Leaves must be raked to the curb, but not in the street, and free from all debris including limbs, bags, trash, etc. In order to have leaves picked up, contact Anna City Hall at 833-8528 by November 27, 2019 to be placed on the pick-up schedule.
September 18, 2019
The City of Anna Council passed Trick-or-Treat hours for Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
October 21, 2019
The Annual Pancake Breakfast, hosted by the Anna Fire & Rescue Department, will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the fire station. Donations will be accepted with all proceeds benefiting Shop with a Cop/Firefighter Program.
Veterans’ Day Parade
September 18, 2019
The Veterans' Day Parade will be held on November 11, 2019 starting at 11 a.m. The parade will start at Rusty's at the Anna City Park and proceed West on Davie St. then turn South on Main St. The parade will end at the Anna City Park. For more information contact the VFW post by phone at 833-5182 between the hours of 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. THERE WILL BE NO PARKING ALLOWED ON SOUTH MAIN ST. UNTIL AFTER THE PARADE.
Anna City Cemetery
October 16, 2019
Ground arrangements may be placed out starting November 1, 2019 and must be taken back down by March 1, 2020. Please remember no shepherd hooks or glass and do not block the aisles. If you have any questions, please contact Anna City Hall at 833-8528.
Reindeer 5K Run/Walk
October 16, 2019
Wear your most festive Christmas running gear to the 6th Annual Reindeer 5K Run/Walk on November 30, 2019, registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 8 a.m. Runners and walkers will begin the race at the Anna Arts Center, 125 West Davie St and head into the "fruit bowl" section of town. The race is a down and back with the start and finish lines at the Anna Arts Center. There will also be a "Kids Fun Run" that morning starting at 9 a.m. So bring the kids along too! Kids will participate in a short race, approximately 1/4 mile, to catch Rudolf and Santa Claus, then they will have the opportunity to make two crafts to take home. The Fun Run and crafts are free for kids of all ages. This event will kick off "Christmas in Downtown Anna." For more information click here.
Honor Wreaths for Veterans
September 5, 2019
The not-for-profit group, Honor Wreaths for Veterans and Wreaths Across America is asking for help to ensure fallen veterans are remembered and honored this Christmas. Each December, on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out locally through a wreath-laying ceremony at Mounds National Cemetery. The City of Anna Cemetery is proud to take part in this years ceremony on December 14, 2019 at 11 a.m. The wreath-laying ceremony is not purely for the decoration of graves but is done in the remembrance of the lives of the brave soldiers at rest. The organization believes that a person dies twice: once when they take their final breath, and later, the last time their name is spoken. Therefore, volunteers are asked to say the name of the veteran and take a moment to thank them for their service to our country as they place the wreath on the grave. This small act is meant to keep the memory of the veterans alive. Honor Wreaths for Veterans and Wreaths Across America are 501c3 charities. A donation of $15 pays for one wreath. 100% of your donation goes to the purchase of wreaths. For more information or to make a donation online click here for Honor Wreaths for Veterans or click here for Wreaths Across America. The City of Anna's location name is Anna IL Cemetery and our location ID is ILAILA. If you would like to mail a donation, send to 1212 Garfield St., Marion, IL 62959, payable to Honor Wreaths For Veterans. For questions please contact Martha Ann Webb, Location Coordinator, at 833-5717. The deadline to submit a donation is December 2, 2019.
Call before you dig!
July 26, 2019
Thinking of doing a project? Did you know that a building permit is required to build any structure in the city limits of Anna? Stop by City Hall to pick up a zoning application or click here. If you have further questions, contact Code Enforcement Officer Gary Rider at 833-2231 ext 3. Remember you must call Julie before you dig! You may reach them at 1-800-892-0123, 811 or click here.