The Andover Service Circle which does a lot of very good work in town including awarding a scholarship to a graduating senior each year, has, after 25 years, to discontinue its Community Calendar Fundraiser. They would be happy to help any other service group in the community who might want to take on this project. The ASC will have a raffle table on on the Common on Olde Home Day. They are seeking donations for the raffle table which will have several items including things given by members of the organization.
June 29th and 30th have been designated as Andover Yard Sale Days. So if you've been thinking about having a yard sale, this would be a great time to do it. Multiple sales within the community draw a lot of people which is good for the town and for the individual participants.
Swimming lessons for Andover children will be available this summer through the GRCC. Children may sign up at 12 p.m. at Roxbury Pond on the first day of any of these sessions. July 23-27 or July 30-Aug. 3. Lessons are also available at Black Mountain. Parents must sign their children up in person at the GRCC in Rumford for the Black Mountain sessions which are June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13 and July 16-20.
Soccer programs are also available this summer. Call Bob Anderson at the GRCC for more information about soccer or swimming at 369-9906. Participation is free, the cost having been paid for by the Andover Recreation Program.
Cody Smith and Josh Farrington are being recognized for completing Firefighter Trainings 1 and 2 at Region 9 in Mexico.
On Monday morning 13 children and a number of adults gathered at the First Congregational Church for Vacation Bible School. After Bible Study time, children participated in craft making followed by a "field trip" to see God's provision in the herbs that grow around us and to learn, from instructor Darlene Akers, how they can be used in various healing processes. Both adults and children learned a great deal and had lots of fun. By the time you read this the three-day VBS will be completed including field trips to see the wonders of God's nature at the meeting of the waters, the Indian burial ground and Emerson's Bog.
Notice to Andover Residents: Abbot Brook Bridge on the Wyman Hill Road will be closed for repair on july 10, starting at 7 a.m.