Since 1962, two graduating seniors, one girl, and one boy are awarded the Youth Citizenship Scholarship based on outstanding citizenship and leadership in their community. Students apply for this scholarship in the spring of their junior year. Recipients are announced during half time of the Pumpkin Bowl.
Elementary School Button Sales
Students from Anoka elementary schools sell festival buttons each fall, in part to raise money for their school. The top sellers from each school are recognized with a cash prize and are invited to ride in the Big Parade of Little People and the Grande Day Parade.
High School Band Award
In recognition of their marching and musical excellence, a number of awards given to high school marching units participating in our Grande Day Parade. Bands are judged by division. Elementary Schools – In appreciation for their participation in the Big Parade of Little People and all the ways that Anoka elementary schools support and encourage students, Anoka Halloween makes an annual contribution to each school’s Media Center. Anoka elementary schools participate in the annual sale of buttons. The button sales are a fundraising event for the schools. Top sellers at each school are awarded savings bonds as well as cash prizes.
Honored Community Partner Award
The recipient of this award is selected annually by the Anoka Halloween Committee. It honors a business or community organization that has demonstrated ongoing support of and partnership with Anoka Halloween. Our Community Partners provide valuable and much appreciated the support to Anoka Halloween and the activities we provide for the community.
Youth Service Award
This award recognizes an adult who has generously donated their time and talents in support of youth and children in the Anoka area. This award had been given every year since 1956. Please note that all nominees must performing 100% Volunteer, non-paid, work.