There are a couple of meetings this evening, May 2, of interest to various people. At 6 p.m. the Possibilities group will meet in the CEB of the First Congregational Church to plan for this summer's Vacation Bible School and a new Sunday School program. At 7 p.m. the Tax Map Committee will meet in the Town Hall room where the Selectmen hold meetings. At this meeting there will be a discussion about the importance of tax maps, how they are used and how they affect assessing and general information requested by the public. The chairman will bring price information currently in the guesstimate stage.
Also on May 2--7s Yoga in Andover w/Sandee Conley —7 a.m./7people/$7 at Carol Emery’s house, lasts 75 min. Call 392-3161 to reserve space.
The Birthday Supper on Saturday evening was a huge success thanks to the able chairmanship of Amber Cooper and Brenda Ross, assisted by a number of people including several young people who helped serve and clean up. This was the 75th anniversary of this event begun in 1938. We hope to keep it going for another 75 years. Thanks to all who contributed food, work and most of all to the public who attended.
The Andover Olde Home Days Committee will meet on Monday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall to select a theme and pictures for the t-shirts and buttons. I will try to have the news from the meeting in next week's column so you may begin planning for your float for the parade or your participation in such great contests as Skillet Throwing and Lawn Tractor Racing and Pulling.
Everyone is starting spring clean up, and here are a few things to keep in mind. It has been very dry so the State is recommending limited burning, so if you are planning to burn brush, please wait until we get more rain. You can get burn permits online or from the Fire Chief. If you are planning on a demolition project this summer, please remember that you must get a dumpster if you have excessive loads of debris. The Transfer Station cannot take in demolition of entire buildings or several truck loads of clean-out. When you bring in your refrigerators, TVs or tires, please remember to bring your punch pass. If you like low taxes, then minding the Transfer Station rules helps to keep taxes low!
Anyone who has a lawn tractor knows starting it in the spring is an iffy proposition at best especially like me when you leave the battery in without a charger on it, so you can imagine my great elation when it started right up and I was able to clean up those nasty oak leaves that just seem to hang around forever; that is with the help of someone else, and happy birthday to that someone else today, Michael Cintron.