In conjunction with Carter BloodCare and the Greater Anna Chamber of Commerce, the Fire Department and Police Department sponsored a pair of blood drives this summer, asking donors to vote for one of the two departments in the Anna Battle of the Badges.


Of the 66 votes cast, the Anna Fire Department was named in 37, while the Anna Police Department garnered 29. A total of 70 units were collected during the two-day drive.


The public safety blood donation contest plaque, which will become a traveling trophy, was presented at a recent Anna City Council meeting to Anna Fire Chief Ray Isom. Joining the chief were Executive Director of the Greater Anna Chamber of Commerce Kevin Hall, Carter BloodCare consultant Katie Huntsman, Assistant Fire Chief Dan Wood and Fire Captain Bryan Thomas.