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Anchor festival returning to Centralia

Posted on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 1:36 pm

The Centralia Anchor Festival is returning this August.

Scheduled for August 20, 21, 22

Centralia’s Anchor Festival is returning.

In a different form, at a different time, but it is returning.

This year’s Anchor Fest is scheduled for August 20, 21 and 22, said Ginny Zoellers, director of the Centralia Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the annual festival, and Tim Stevens, chamber president.

Stevens said moving Anchor Fest from its traditional late May, early June time-slot was mandated by the Boone County Department of Health and Senior Services.

“They are not optimistic about any carnivals before July 1,” Stevens said, “and August 20 was the earliest our provider, Tinsley Amusements, had an opening.”

The date is not the only thing the chamber has had to change to accommodate county health and COVID-19 concerns.

For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.