PHOTO GALLERY: Centralia holds annual Anchor Festival

Sunday, May 31, 2009 | 4:51 p.m. CDT; updated 10:45 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Matt and Caleb Bryson, sons of Circuit Judge Larry Bryson, compete in the team division of the Anchor Driving Contest in Centralia. The pair drove a 38-inch land anchor into the ground but lost to the father-and-son pairing of Larry and Luke Bryson.

This weekend, Centralia hosted its annual Anchor Festival, featuring rides, exhibits, entertainment and the Anchor Driving Contest, sponsored by the Centralia Rotary.

Helen Noonan, a cosmetologist and esthetician for Brown Chiropractic Wellness Center and Spa in Centralia, discusses the importance of the Centralia Anchor Festival to her family and the city.
Abbigale Cloven, age 3, was the youngest competitor in the Anchor Driving Contest. The contest was sponsored by the Centralia Rotary.
The Hargis family watches family member Ethan compete in the Boys 8-and-under division of the Anchor Driving Contest in Centralia. Halia Hargis, cheering her brother, also competed in the competition.
The Ball Brothers were this year's entertainment at Centralia's Anchor Festival. Real brothers Steven, Andrew, Daniel and Josh are a harmonic gospel group who tour around the South and Midwest.

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