Anyone who’s looked outside recently has noticed the frost on the ground, and that means time is marching forward and the Fourth of July Committee is working to prepare the 2022 celebration. Time, as we all know, certainly has marched forward, as this celebration will be Andover’s 80th!
At our last committee meeting, the number 80 rang a bell and started a discussion that progressed into our parade theme, so “Around the World in 80 Days” popped up. It was then a short leap to “Around Our Town in 80 Years!” This theme should give everyone ideas for a float. It could be historic, or it could also play on the original story or any other ideas that highlight what a wonderful town Andover is.
The committee next moved on to planning activities for the event. Kids came to mind. We came to the conclusion that we did not have enough activities for kids of all ages. Vertical Entertainment had previously been contacted and had presented many options for us to choose from. We were excited to select a few, one of which will be an Obstacle Course on the Village Green. Come give it a go! See how quickly you can navigate it! Stay tuned. More activities will be announced in the coming months.
In October we signed a contract for fireworks display that won’t soon be forgotten. Since this will be our 80th celebration, we’ve decided to shoot for the stars (literally) – it will be even better than last year!
As you look out the window at the falling snow, keep reflecting back on those beautiful, warm Fourth of July celebrations of the past; but, most of all, keep a place in your heart for the 80th Andover Independence Day Celebration in July 2022.
Do you enjoy having fun? Would you like to be a part of planning Andover’s big day? Join our committee. Come to a meeting. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the Andover Hub at 7 PM.
If meetings aren’t your thing, contact one of us. We can use behind-the-scene helpers and extra hands on the day of the celebration. For more information, contact Doug Phelps at 603 977-0037 or Doug.Phelps80@nullgmail.com; Donna French at 603 735-6131 or DonnaFrench@nullcomcast.net; or Beth Frost at 603 455-2882 or BFrost99@nullicloud.com.