“It’s going to be a fun time for everyone,” Saia-Witte said.
IF YOU GO
What: ClownTown, hosted by The Andona Society
When: Friday, May 17, 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with rides extending until 8 p.m. In event of heavy rains, abbreviated make-up date is Sunday, May 19.
Where: The Park at Bartlet and Chestnut streets, Andover
How: Free admission. Fees for rides, games, food. Visit www.andona.org.
He’s Andover High’s famed football coach — and now there’s a chance to dunk him at ClownTown.
And since all the money from the event benefits youth programs, the advice from event host The Andona Society is to go at him fast and hard.
Clowntown’s Dunk Tank lineup was announced Tuesday and football coach and West Elementary School teacher Ernie Perry, who also coaches the boys volleyball team, surely got the short end of the lineup straw. Perry sits sixth — and last — in the dunk tank from 3 to 4 p.m. It’s usually when the water is the dirtiest, organizers say.
Here’s the full good sport lineup:
10 to 11 a.m.: Selectman Dan Kowalski (cold, but clean water)
11 a.m. to noon: Dan Gillette
Noon to 1 p.m.: West Middle School Principal Stephen Murray
1 to 2 p.m.: Andover Youth Services
2 to 3 p.m.: Coach Michelle Doucette
3 to 4 p.m.: Ernie Perry (warmer, but dirty water)
— Judy Wakefield