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AJ Homecoming Parade

The AJ Homecoming Parade will be held on September 27, 2019 starting at 1 p.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 High St.  For more information contact AJ High School at 833-8502 or click here.

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Choate’s 150th Anniversary Celebration

Choate Mental Health Center is celebrating their 150th Anniversary on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  You will be able to look at memorabilia from years past, take a surrey ride of the Past & Present of Choate Mental Health Center, enjoy music, handmade goods, food and view a video of the years of Choate.

Also don’t forget to drive around the grounds and look at all the Pumpkin Town Displays!

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Veterans’ Day Parade

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.

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Honor Wreaths for Veterans

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.

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The Union County Counseling Service will be hosting a 5K on October 19, 2019.  The event will start at the Anna City Park, registration will begin at approximately 7:30 a.m. with the race to start at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact Susie Adams at 833-8551 or click here.

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Call before you dig!

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.