Photos by Mary Schwalm
The Andover Townsman
---- — The community of Ballardvale gathered together Sunday for its annual old-fashioned tree lighting and carol sing on the green.
Former Town Manager Richard Bowen, who was the driving influence behind the launch of the holiday event in his section of south Andover several years ago, was once again on hand to do the honors.
This year’s lighting included hot chocolate, cider and treats and was presented by the Ballardvale Historic District Commission.