The turnout last Thursday for the special town meeting was great considering it was a hot evening and August. The article for a new ladder truck for the Fire Department was soundly defeated.
The Selectmen are seeking names of residents who would like to serve on a Cemetery Committee. One of the objectives of the committee would be to update records of ownership and burials particularly in the west side of the cemetery. Call the Town Office at 392-3302 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Although we're currently enjoying mild weather and would like to kid ourselves into thinking that winter is far away, the following will remind us that's not true. The Snow Valley Sno-Goers Snowmobile Club will hold its first meeting of the season on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse off Route 5 in Andover. All members and interested people are invited to attend. Club plans for the upcoming year will be finalized so this is a good meeting to check out club programs.
The People in Action group are sponsoring another free lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 12 noon in the CEB. Chef Bud Perry will once again be presiding over ham and scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, rolls and assorted desserts. And remember the most important part – it's free. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Hungry Kingdom project is a go for the school year 2013-14. This endeavor provides breakfast, lunch and snack milk for our school children and has been generously supported by people in Andover and other communities over the last several years and was first started by the First Congregational Church and has expanded to become a community-wide project. If you'd like to participate kindly send your donation to the First Congregational Church, PO Box 249 Andover, Maine 04216 and mark your check, HUNGRY KINGDOM. This program helps to insure that our children are well-fed and ready to devote their energies to their studies rather than feeling hungry and unable to function at their best.
The First Congregational Church will be holding a special worship service on Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. led by the Messengers of Hope, a Gospel quartet group with church pianist, Linda Dyer accompanying the group. The public is invited to attend this once in a lifetime event to enjoy hearing great old-time gospel music. Mark your calendars so you can plan your other activities around this happening.