The Anna Area Historical Preservation Society will host a fundraising luncheon. On March 3, the AAHPS will host the First Annual Collin McKinney Texas Independence Day Luncheon.

The event, which will begin at 12 p.m., will be held at the First Christian Church of Anna located at 201 South Sherley Road.

The speakers that will present at this event are City of Anna Mayor Nate Pike and Mary Carole Strother, executive director of the Collin County Museum.

The music will be performed by the Anna High School Choir.

The tickets are $20 per person to attend. All proceeds will go to help benefit the Anna Depot Restoration.

The president of the AAHPS Betty Adams Morriss said the Van Alstyne museum will take part in the festivities. “Teddie Ann Salmon will open the Museum in Van Alstyne that afternoon for all those who are interested in seeing Collin McKinney’s bed, chair, chest and other items,” Morriss said. The Van Alstyne Historical Museum will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors will also be able to see more of the history surrounding Collin McKinney, Morriss said. “Gary Hughes will also take interested people out to see McKinney’s home site and State Historical Sign.”

For tickets, or more information, call Brenda Hammack at 972-679-0410. AAHPS is a 501 C Organization, and holds a monthly meeting. Everybody is encouraged to attend. The February meeting is scheduled for Feb. 22 at 1:30 p.m.