Once again the Adrian Optimist Club organized a fun-filled day and evening of activities to celebrate Independence Day. People traveled from as far away as Texas for the celebration. From the parade to kids activities and bingo to the Hillbilly Hook and Pull, the July 4 festivities were a huge hit. The evening ended with a huge fireworks display over the Adrian City Lake. This year’s Grand Marshal is Jim Yoss, a longtime, active member of the Adrian Optimist Club.
Last Tuesday, Annette Arthur, Volunteer Services Manager of the American Red Cross Blood Services of Greater Ozarks-Arkansas Region, honored Anna Lee James of Adrian for being a dedicated Blood Drive Coordinator for the past 51 years! In a card to Anna Lee from Annette and Tonya (in the same region) said, “We sincerely appreciate and thank you for all that you share - your positive attitude, efforts, commitment and care!” Anna Lee was presented with a certificate and pin.