Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


May 16, 2013

Brought to you by .... ClownTown goes big time with field sponsor


“It’s going to be a fun time for everyone,” Saia-Witte said.


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

Dunkin’ go-nuts!

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

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