Andover continued to support efforts to keep our school at the Town Meeting on Saturday by appropriating the necessary funds to keep the school open while negotiations for withdrawal from SAD 44 continue. I'm sure there are more complete details in another place in this edition of The Citizen.
There will be something for everyone at the Birthday Supper this Saturday evening with sittings at 5 and 6 p.m. The menu will include turkey, ham, assorted vegetables including mashed potatoes, rolls, and birthday cakes for dessert. Each table will be decorated for a specific month of the year and then summer, spring, winter and fall. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Hope to see you all there. This event has been going on since 1938 with the exception of a couple of years during World War II when rationing of meat, sugar, etc., meant it was impossible to secure supplies.
As we close in on the end of the month of April, our thoughts turn to May and planting our gardens, that is if it ever warms up enough, and to other traditional May activities which include the annual Andover Alumni Banquet which will be held on May 25 at the school cafeteria/gym. This event has taken place over Memorial Day weekend for a number of years.
The Knights of Pythias will again sponsor the Memorial Day remembrance of our veterans on Monday morning at 9 a.m. on the common. More complete details will appear here when available.
May also means the re-opening of the Upton Union Church for the summer months. The first service this year will be on May 19 at 5 p.m.
Last Tuesday, The People in Action Committee sponsored a free community lunch at the CEB. The next lunch will be on Tuesday, May 14, at 12 noon. The menu is chicken casserole, broccoli slaw, rolls, assorted cakes for dessert. This group is composed of people from both churches and others interested in providing meals and fellowship especially for our Senior Citizens, although, all who wish may participate.