Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 28, 2010

Little League season opens with parade Saturday

Wally the Green Monster, the Boston Red Sox mascot, will be back in Andover Saturday to help celebrate the Andover Little League's Opening Day.

The Opening Day Parade is to be held Saturday, May 1 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and Main Street will be closed during the parade. The rain date is Sunday, May 2.

Kids, parents and participants will line up behind Doherty Middle School at 8:30 a.m. At 9, they will parade down Bartlet Street to Morton to Main to Chestnut and back to the football field behind Doherty Middle School. The town will put up barricades that morning to keep traffic from traveling down the parade route, and the barricades are expected to be removed between 10:30 and 11 a.m.

The Little League will have banners designating the following divisions: 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, Minor League and Major League.

A public address system will be set up behind Doerty Middle, so that town officials and the president of Andover Little League can address the crowd and welcome them to the 2010 kickoff event. Later in the day, there will be games for all age brackets played throughout the town, according to the league.

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