Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 18, 2012

Town Talk

Will casino night be jackpot for tennis-court effort?

A group looking to improve the town’s tennis courts is betting on a casino night to put it over the top.

The Friends of Andover Tennis will host a casino night auction fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 7 to 10 p.m., in downtown Andover at the Town House, also known as Old Town Hall, in support of the proposed Andover High tennis-court renovation project.

The casual-attire event will feature a silent auction, casino games for door prizes, fun attractions, a cash bar, light catered food, live music, and entertainment by comedian Tony V, according to the group.

Event details are available at under “October Auction Fundraiser.” People can register and make a $50 or more ticket donation through the secure website link to the drop-down menu of charitable funds sponsored by ECCF, according to a release from the group. Amounts beyond $25 are tax deductible for this event.

“The Friends of Andover Tennis are raising $40,000, which we will gift to the town of Andover together with corporate and grant-based assistance. We will partner with the town in order to reach the $300,000 it will cost to renovate the AHS tennis courts in 2013,” said a release from the Friends.

Assistant rector

married in her church

Saturday, Oct. 6 was a special day at Christ Church, as the Rt. Rev. Bud Cederholm, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Massachusetts, officiated at the marriage of the Andover church’s Assistant Rector Kit Lonergan and Chris Kowaleski.

LWV ballot-question

forum Oct. 27

The League of Women Voters of Andover/North Andover hosts a State Ballot Question Forum on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Andover Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will explore two state ballot questions, Prescribing Medication to End Life and Medical Use of Marijuana, from three perspectives.

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