Halloween is fast approaching and that date has some important things attached do it. It’s the day your property taxes are due and the last day you can obtain an absentee ballot for the Nov. 5 general election. Tax payers can also leave their check at the Town office through the mail slot in the door.
Deer hunting season will soon be opening and hunters are reminded of the Big Deer Contest being held with the combined efforts of Mills’ Market and the Mexico Trading Post. The fee to join the contest is $10. There are two divisions, adult and youth. Prizes are Savage Axis guns, one especially designed for the young hunter, the other for an adult. Signup sheets are in the stores.
The Andover Food Pantry wants to thank the volunteers who helped unload the recent delivery of food from the Good Shepherd Food Pantry.
Barbara Meisner wishes to thank everyone who brought in meals, baked goods and fruit baskets and those who sent cards and prayed for her during her recent surgery. Barbara says she is making good progress, but she is more or less confined to the house and would enjoy visitors. Barbara is missed at the Food Pantry where she volunteers each Tuesday morning.
The kitchen and dining room at the CEB have been very busy over the last few days with several events of local interests. The Sno-Valley Snow Goers had a very successful Land Owners Appreciation/Public Supper on Saturday night with Dick Merrill as chief cook. On Sunday, the Oxford-Union Association of the United Church of Christ gathered for their semi-annual meeting and a pot luck supper. On Monday afternoon family and friends of Fay Milligan gathered for refreshment and fellowship following a graveside service at the West Ellis Cemetery. Tuesday, the People in Action Committee put on a free lunch of soup, sandwich and dessert. This will be the last free lunch of 2013 due to the upcoming holiday season. Lunches will resume in 2014. Special thanks go to Betsey White and Carolyn Merrill for their excellent help in all of these activities, any and all other cooks, bakers and helpers. We couldn’t do these things without you.
On Nov. 5, Election Day, there will be a pot-luck supper at the First Congregational Church dining room. Wear your hunter orange and be eligible for the door prize which is a lovely afghan made by Gail Weston.
On Nov. 17, there will be a Hymn Sing at the First Congregational Church to benefit the Food Pantry. Come enjoy singing and the great piano playing of Linda Dyer. There will be a free will offering and/or bring canned goods to help stock the pantry shelves.