For the third weekend in a row, we have been snowed upon which has forced many of us to hunker down in our dwellings, but that hasn't stopped the snowmobilers. The town was full of them over the weekend because the trails were in top condition and there was plenty of fresh snow.
The Andover Food Pantry will now be open every Tuesday morning from 9-10 a.m. There will be a Food Sale featuring baked goods and take-out foods such as baked beans, meatballs and coleslaw on March 23 beginning at 9 a.m. in the CEB. The beauty of this fundraiser is that whatever the pantry raises will be matched by a grant.
Calling all gardeners to a special presentation by Rev. Virginia Rickeman entitled “The Spirituality of Gardening” on Thursday, March 14, at 6 p.m. in the CEB dining room. As we start our seeds and watch our snow-covered gardens for the least sign of thaw or the side of the house where the first daffodils pop up their heads, this will be a welcome evening of looking forward to the growing season.
March will be a busy month here with Town Meeting occurring on March 16 and accompanied by a luncheon put on by the Andover Service Circle. Voting for officers will occur on Tuesday, March 19. While you're in town to vote, why not patronize the free public lunch put on by the People In Action group at the CEB. The menu is quiche, tossed salad, rolls, brownies and ice cream for dessert. Easter is early, March 31, so get out your bonnets with all the frills upon them, but keep your snow boots handy.
I have promised more news on Town Meeting and am sorry to say I haven't delivered as yet. This is on my list of “have to do” for next week.
On Tuesday, Feb. 26, I had the privilege of opening with prayer the session of the State House of Representatives in Augusta.
On Friday, March 1, at 6 p.m., there will be a dinner and movie at the First Congregational Church. The public is invited and donations will be accepted.