Congratulations to Michael Cintron who was selected to represent Telstar High School at the Maine Youth Leadership Seminar, which was held from May 30 to June 2 at the USM Gorham Campus. One-hundred-thirty students from high schools around the state participated in the four day event, which is designed to help them hone their leadership skills.
The Andover Olde Home Day Committee met on Monday evening to discuss activities planned for the August 2, 3 and 4 event, which is celebrating its 33rd year. Some of the events include the skillet throwing contest, photography competition, and children’s games. The popular lawn tractor contests include a race and tractor pull. There will be a tractor pull for children age 8 and up. The Garden contest this year will include a category for children. Members of the committee split up the contact list for button prizes, which will be solicited from local businesses and individuals.
The theme is Barns and Agriculture and three local barns will be featured on the buttons and T-shirts. The barns of Bill Swan and the Phister-Fox house at the corner of Route 120 and the East Andover Road will be on two different buttons, while the T-shirts will feature the barn at Brian Myers home, which was previously owned by the Greenlows and before that the Abbotts.
Dave Belanger reported that the Porta-Potty problem has been solved and we will be able to have a school bus to transport people from the Grimaldi Field parking area to locations around town.
Final plans will be made at the next meeting on July 15.
Most of you are aware that I lead worship on Sunday evening at the Upton Union Church at 5 p.m. Now going to Upton is often an adventure. Sometimes I see wildlife. Sometimes the view is quite beautiful looking over the lake from East B Hill, but this past Sunday I was coming from Gorham to Andover, which necessitated driving up Route 26, through Bethel and Grafton Notch. As it turned out at the height of the storm with assorted downed brush and trees along the way and lighting strikes on the mountain tops. Returning to Andover was no picnic either ad there were three trees down on East B, but fortunately none blocked the entire road. Ah, the life of a circuit riding preacher!