The last day of school has passed and children in town may be looking for something to do after the first few days of freedom, so here are some suggestions. On July 8 to 12, the Calvary Bible Church will be offering a Vacation Bible School program entitled, "Kingdom Chronicles" from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening. On July 11, there will be a family ball game night at the town field next to Mills' Market. In addition to tee-ball, there will be Whiffle balls and softballs available as well as tennis rackets. Adult Volley Ball continues on Wednesday and Sunday evenings at the same location.
Another interesting opportunity for the children is the program at the First Congregation Church on Monday through Wednesday, July 22 to 24 from 9 a.m. 'til noon. "The Voice from the Mountain" program will include a look at mountain top experiences with field trips, refreshments and crafts.
Last Saturday, Kelsey Averill was feted at a graduation party in the Town Hall.
Many former residents and relatives of Maxine Thurston gathered at the First Congregational Church to celebrate her life which was followed by a gathering to offer condolences to the family and renew old acquaintances.
It's my understanding that Mills' Market will reopen this Saturday. The store, often advertised as Oxford County's oldest family run store, is under new ownership by Trisha (Mills) Cox and her husband Bruce. The store has been totally renovated and will feature a line of groceries which is welcomed by all of us who run out of sugar, crushed pineapple and other commodities in the middle of a recipe.
Remember the only monthly meeting of the Selectmen to be held in the Town Hall is now the first Tuesday. Meetings on the second and third Tuesdays will be at the Town Office.
Since I am a delegate to the 29th Synod of the United Church of Christ in Long Beach, California over the next several days, there will not be an Andover column next week.