Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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March 7, 2013

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The event, held on the Collins Center stage, will include buffalo-wing-eating competitions and dance-offs. People are encouraged to show their support by calling in to make a donation or by bidding on items in the live auctions.

The money raised during the two-night event will go directly toward creating the Andover youth center, according to organizers.

The Andover Youth Foundation expects to break ground this summer (see story, page 1).

Selectmen host ‘let’s approve races’ night

Road races are a frequent occurrence in Andover, with several scattered throughout the year benefiting different charities and organizations. The Board of Selectmen, which oversees use of the town’s roadways, is required in its duties to approve or reject event pitches as they come forward.

On Monday, however, road races were given their own category under the board’s “Consent Agenda” as four different events slated from April to early October sought the board’s approval.

Can spring be far away?

All four were approved by the selectmen. They were: The ABC 5K Family Walk/Run, to be held on Sunday, April 28 beginning and ending at 134 Main St.; the Krit Classic V 5-Kilometer Road Race, to be held Sunday, June 2 beginning and ending at Andover High School; the Alzheimer’s Walk, to be held on Sunday, Sept. 29, beginning and ending at Brickstone Square; and the Hike For Hope, to be held on Sunday, Oct. 6 beginning and ending at Merrimack College in North Andover.

After the races were approved, selectmen also signed off on two high-profile events: ClownTown, to be held in The Park on Bartlet Street from Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19; and Andover Day, to be held in downtown Andover on Saturday, Sept. 7 with a rain date of Sept. 14 if needed.

— Dustin Luca

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