There will be a special Town Meeting Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall to deal with an article regarding the diesel tanks at the Town Garage and possibly one or two other items that have not yet been formalized for the warrant. Mark your calendars for this important date. The tax commitment cannot be finalized until after the special town meeting, so expect tax bills to be sent out the first week of september.
The first place winners in the Garden Contest are as follows:
The Judges award for his organic garden went to Jack Miserocchi while Ruth Hilton took the prize for her established flower garden. Jan Peaslee won in the three years and younger flower garden category. The first place prize for a container garden went to Jennifer Pitcher who also took the award for flower design. The Vegetable Garden category found brothers Jim Coolidge and Pete Coolidge in a competition in which the judges could not make a decision to who was best and so they each were awarded the first place prize. The Violet Swan Award for flowers of the same species went to Leon Lewis.
The results of the 62nd annual Flower Show at the Historical Society are as follows:
Wildflowers: 1. Debbie Averill, 2. Carolyn Taylor, 3. Jane Rich; Canning Jar: 1. Julie Merrill and Jane Rich, 2. Debbie Averill, 3. Jan Peaselee, Honorable Mention, Carolyn Taylor; Wedding Bouquet: 1. Jane Rich, 2. Polly Johnston, 3. Carolyn Taylor; Favorite Book/Song: 1. Polly Johnston, 2. Jean Lewis, 3. Pam Percival; Someone Special: 1. Debbie Averill, 2. Jennifer Pitcher 3. Karen Swan, Honorable Mention Julie Merrill; Old Mac Donald's Farm: Tied for first Sophia Percival and Ella Akers; Scarecrow: 1. Jane Rich, 2. Jennifer Pitcher, 3. Amica Jolicour; White Flowers: 1. Ellie LeComte, 2. Jean Lewis, 3. Jan Peaslee, Honorable Mention Carolyn Taylor; Grasses and Herbs: 1. Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, 2. Polly Johnston, 3. Ellie LeComte, Honorable Mention Jane Andrews; Garden Harvest: 1. Jean Lewis; Haying Break: 1. Carolyn Taylor, 2. Karen Swan, 3. Ellie LeComte; Best of Show Award went to Debbie Averill and the Judges Award to Ellie LeComte. Judges for the event were Pam Berry and Priscilla Brann.
On Tuesday a good number of folks gathered at the CEB for the Free Public Luncheon sponsored by the People in Action Group. The menu was barbecued chicken, assorted salads and desserts. A good time of fellowship was shared by all present.
My Upton friends will be celebrating Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 17. One of the highlights of the day will be the reading of Civil War letters between Stephen and Lydia Richards who were Upton residents at that period of time. This should be of interest to Andover people because Stephen and Lydia migrated to Andover and lived here for a number of years. The readings will take place in the Upton Union Church at 3 p.m. A worship service will be held in the church at 5 p.m.