October is usually a month filled with activities here in Andover and this year is no exception.
On Saturday, the 13th, there will be a Flu Shot Clinic at the Town Hall from 9a.m. until Noon. People wishing to avail themselves of this should bring their Maine Care, Medicare, or other insurance card with them. Otherwise the cost is $25. For more information call Karen Swan at 392-4031.
Also on the 13th at the First Congregational Church will be an event featuring Paul Knoll, MA, entitled Dowsing and the Earth's Energy. The $35 fee is for materials. The session begins at 10 a.m. and ends at noon.
The Andover Service Circle will be hosting their annual Senior Appreciation Dinner on Monday, the 15th. Seniors 62 and older are invited to attend this free meal – social time will be at 4 p.m. with the meal served at 4:30 p.m. Reservations can be made with Judy Michaud at 392-1221.
Registered voters are reminded that there has been a change in the election law this year which requires absentee ballots to be returned by Nov. 1. Contact the Town Office, 392-3302, to receive your ballot. The rest of us should remember to do our civic duty on election day, Nov. 6.
The Sno Valley Snow Goers will be hosting their annual land owners appreciation supper at the dining room of the First Congregational Church on Oct. 20.
Terry Povelite is a patient at the Maine Medical Center in Portland where she underwent major surgery. Please keep her in your prayers. Anyone wishing to send a card should use this Andover address: P O Box 335 Andover, Maine 04216.
This Sunday, Oct. 14, the Andover Historical Society will host an open house at their building in the village as well as the East Andover School House from Noon until 3 p.m. If you haven't toured their exhibits, you are in for a treat at looking into the past history of Andover, particularly the East Andover School which is set up as a one-room school as it was for a number of years.
The date for the Haunted House has been changed to both Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Town Hall. The Youth Group of the First Congregational Church as well as several adults from the community are working hard to provide a Halloween experience for our children. There will be one “house” for younger children and one for the older set. Admission is $5.
On Oct. 27 there will be a Fall Festival at the First Congregational Church with take-out food, crafts and a pie-baking contest. Details next week.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Clarence Bailey who passed away recently. Funeral services were held at the Calvary Bible Church on Monday, Oct. 8. Clarence was well known in the community and in the past has served on various town committees as well as being one of the founders of the Calvary Bible Church.