Andover Day on Saturday, Sept. 7, was a resounding success for the Town of Andover, its citizens, and businesses. More than 10,000 people flocked to downtown Andover to enjoy 190 businesses and organizations lining the streets. This effort is undertaken by volunteers of the Andover Business Community Association, Inc., a nonprofit community organization. Its mission is to bring businesses and the community together.
Andover Day is purely an ABCA venture and undertaking. Town offices and officials aid in the efforts of ABCA. The Police and Fire departments, DPW, Facilities, selectmen, town manager, Board of Health, Building Department, Rotary Club, the Free Church and high school volunteers support our efforts and, without their cooperation, Andover Day could not happen — and certainly not as smoothly. We are fortunate.
The entire membership of ABCA makes this possible. The leaders, who we all follow, and who devote hundreds of tireless hours over the tiniest of details, from tenting to financing, throughout the entire year need to be recognized and thanked and re-thanked. They are Ted Teichert (former selectman), Kathleen Bates, historically present (Andover Thrift Shop), Holly Nahabedian (Century Bank), and the leader of our leaders, Phyllis O’Grady (Samel Insurance). The staff and volunteers at the Andover Historical Society played a major role this year in the introduction of an event website (andoverday.com) and by anchoring Main Street with their amazing farmers market.
Finally, we thank the entire Andover community for its support and cooperation. See you next year!
Peter J. Caruso, Esq.
Andover Business Community Association