Anza Days returns to town, celebrating 87th year 

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“Pair-A-Normals” visit the 86th annual Anza Lions Club Anza Days parade. Diane Sieker photo
The excitement is electrifying as the fun-filled weekend of Anza Days approaches June 28-30. For the last 87 years, the action-packed event has been a festive part of the community and its history that is put on by civic organizations and their many volunteers. Since the Anza Lions Club took over the event organization in 1976, the celebration has developed into a series of traditions that residents look forward to and plan for all year. Selected by popular vote online, this year’s theme is “Mardi Gras,” a subject which promised wild costumes, creative float designs, shimmery hues and a carnival atmosphere. This year’s grand marshall is Ted Wellman. Anza Days dignitaries will feature local firefighters along with Smokey Bear, honorary mayor Zane Grey the mule and the Anza Lions
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