The Andover Library recently held an Open House where children enjoyed making crafts. Refreshments were donated by Service Circle members. The Library Board extends thanks to all who participated. The raffle gift basket was brimming with goodies. The winner was Carolyn Merrill. The Library has applied for participation with an e-books program and are hoping to offer patrons free access to download books in the spring of 2013.
The Andover Elementary School Council members had written a letter to State Senator John Patrick about the sad shape of their school flags. He surprised the whole school by presenting us with new American and State of Maine flags in person on Friday, Dec. 14. Student Council members are Angela Cintron, Nyia Dixon, Dylan Duclos and Perry Morton. The adult advisor to the council is Dee Nadeau.
The East Andover Club participated in the Snow Valley Christmas Fair at the Fire Station site featuring homemade goodies and two raffles which were treat-filled roasters. The prizes went to Sandra Clement of Andover and Nancy Chaccio of Waltham, Mass.
Christmas was more wonderful for the 23 children served by the Yellow Star program. Thanks to all in the community and the Andover Service Circle who took stars to fulfill a child's wish. The Food Pantry also supplied 32 food boxes to area residents.
By the time you read this, Christmas will be a memory, so you need to be reminded that Dog Licenses are due Dec. 31, 2012. Fee is $6 for a neutered or spayed dog and $11 for a dog capable of producing young. Any dog which has reached the age of six months shall be registered according to Maine State Law. Bring proof of rabies shot and spaying or neutering when you register at the Town Office.
Remember, this week the Transfer Station will be open an extra hour on Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be open for regular hours on New Year's Day. Also, the Town Office is looking for a photo suitable for the Town Report. If you have one to submit, please do so by sending it via snail mail, dropping it off at the Town Office or using e mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Andover Fitness Club meets on Monday and Tuesday at 4:30 at the elementary school gym. Denise Hurd will be leading the Walk Away the Pounds with Leslie Sansone program starting on Monday, Jan. 7, at 6:30 p.m.
If you're interested in keeping up-to-date with the Andover Withdrawal Committee, you can do so by going to www.andovers4kids.com, a website maintained by Dave Belanger.
Remember the Town Office is open for regular hours on Tuesday, Jan. 1, where you can obtain papers to be on the ballot for two positions, Selectman, Assessor, Overseer of the Poor and School Board member.