Glenn Heisner/Heisner's Surrey Service offered surrey rides for those who attended the festival.Beak & Co. performed at the festival with special guest Raquel Rothschild. The band includes Steve Hornbeak, Jeff Landis and Scott Adams. Photo by Amber Skelton.East Davie Street was filled with vendors, music and activities during the festival.Annabelle hydrangeas were popular in Anna, which was named in their honor. The Anna-Jo Garden Club sold the plants at the festival. At around noon, another pickup truck filled with more was being delivered. Some of the Annabelles were grown by the club's members and some by Anna Nursery.

Annabelle Street Festival celebrated

The third annual Annabelle Street Festival was Saturday, June 11, in downtown Anna. Hot and sunny weather prevailed for the festival, which was held to celebrate the Annabelle hydrangea plant, which was discovered in 1910 near Anna. For the festival East Davie Street in downtown Anna was closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to accommodate the event. The Anna-Jo Garden Club sold potted Annabelle hydrangeas. Other highlights of the festival included music, activities for children, surrey rides and vendors featuring a wide range of items.

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