The town playground program costs $500 per camper. The Andona Society provides partial camperships for 35 children. Enterprise Bank is also sponsoring a camper. The town is still seeking partial camperships as well as about a half-dozen full camperships.
As for the concerts, Montbleau said there’s no denying their appeal. Last year, nearly 3,000 people enjoyed the performances, and the same turnout is on track for this summer.
While the outdoor shows are a great tradition throughout New England, Montbleau said the bands especially seem to enjoy playing in Andover.
“The band leaders all say Andover has the largest, the highest bandstand,” she said. “A lot of the bands elect to play in front of it as a backdrop instead of going up on it. The crowd seems to like the band up close and personal.”
Donations for the summer concert series may be sent to the Department of Community Services, care of Mary Montbleau, Andover Town Offices, 36 Bartlet St., Andover 01810. For more information, call 978-623-8274 or visit www.andoverdcs.com.