Kudos to the Andover Chamber of Commerce for putting a different spin on the traditional Community Service Award.
Instead of honoring an individual, as is custom, the Andover Chamber at its annual meeting last week chose to recognize five local service clubs for their efforts to better the community.
The honorees were the Exchange Club of Lawrence, The Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence, Quota International of Andover, The Rotary Club of Andover and The Service Club of Andover.
Tish Bachmann of the local Quota International said it was the first time in her organization’s 22-year history that it had been recognized.
It’s about time someone did. Too often the work the service clubs do is taken for granted. Congratulations to the Andover Chamber for making sure the clubs know they are valued and making them feel appreciated.
“Recognition is like sunshine and food,” Robert Lavoie, chairman of the Andover Chamber, said. “It sustains you.”