Anna Fire Department held its first annual recognition banquet under Chief Tim Gothard on Monday night. Gothard, who is in his first year with the department, took time to praise the fire fighters to the families in attendance. "This is a recognition banquet for all you do," the chief told his company. Gothard presented certificates for training completed to his crew, held a badge pinning ceremony and handed out the three top awards — Rookie of the Year, Officer of the Year and Firefighter of the Year — to end the night. Chad Spring was named Rookie of the Year, Lt. Josh DeVore was named Officer of the Year, and Firefighter of the Year went to Vinny Tansini.