The Knights of Pythias, Cabot Lodge wish to thank all the donors and workers who have made the restoration of the Town Hall stage curtain a reality. A special viewing of the refurbished curtain will take place at a later date, so be sure to check this column for that event.
Friends of Polly and Dick Johnston will be glad to know they have made it to Roxbury Pond for their annual visit to Maine. Their first full day at the pond found them observing several ducks plodding along in the sand. There was a lot of fog and they couldn't see across the pond.
Olde Home Day weekend finds most of the area camps open and residents of the village mowing lawns and sprucing up their yards. The common will be filled on Saturday with a variety of vendors. The Andover Historical Society has extended the hours of the annual flower show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The parade will line up at 9 a.m. at the field by the transfer station. The theme is barns and agriculture which gives a wide area for imaginative and creative floats. Activities include the usual things as well as the addition of the Game Warden's display about the poaching of our forest friends. The festival has evolved into a four day event beginning with the Garden Contest judging on Thursday, the concert on the common on Friday evening, a long list of activities on Saturday and the Ellis River Riders Horse Show on Sunday.
Family and friends of Don Smith, who passed away in December, gathered at the family camp on Black Brook on Saturday afternoon for a memorial service. Don had been coming to Andover since the 1950s and considered this his residence for a number of years until health issues forced him to return to New Jersey.
My friends in Upton reminded me this past weekend that their annual fun day will be held on Saturday, August 17 this year beginning with a parade. One of the features will be the reading of Civil War letters between Steven and Lydia Richards at 3 p.m. in the church. A worship service will be help in the church at 5 p.m.