Independence Day comes early for residents at Anza Days celebration

Forest Service Overhead Vehicle volunteers struggle to upright their information gazebo and pick up papers after a dust devil tipped it during the Anza Days celebration at the Lions Gymkhana field area. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
Anza Days brought nearly 1,000 happy, smiling residents to two special events happening simultaneously at the Lions Club Gymkhana Area on Kirby Street and Minor Park on Highway 371 Saturday, July 3. Starting off the day's event, normally held at Minor Park and on Highway 27 in the township, was the Thimble Club with a complete breakfast for all the hungry and ready for the festivities in Minor Park operated by the Anza Community Civic Improvement League that began at 11 a.m. Vendors set up their booths while children’s games and activities were being assembled. There was everything from recent graduates from Hamilton High School being recognized for their achievements to the Miss Anza Days contest winners parading around the crowds beginning to gather. Not a Covid-19 Mask was to be se
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