Join Andona at the Santa Parade!

Andona will once again be walking in the Andover Firefighter’s Santa Parade. The parade will be held on Sunday, November 30th and begins at 3PM to coincide with Andover’s “Holiday Happenings” festivities. After the parade, you can stay for the tree lighting and holiday stroll later in the evening.

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Thank you for a successful event!

Andona would like to thank all of you who came to our fall fundraiser, Oktoberfest! We made close to $9,000 – all of which will go back to supporting the educational, cultural, and athletic needs of Andover’s youth.

We would like to extend a special thanks to our event sponsors:

Church                               drenergysaver

Giordano&Lem                                Total basement finishing


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Special thanks to our sponsors Dr. Energy Saver, Fred C. Church Insurance, Giordano & Lem Orthodontics, and Total Basement Finishing!


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Friday, October 17th, 7:30 to Midnight
Hillview Country Club, North St, North Reading

Enjoy a night of fun, German-inspired light fare, friendly competitions, an amazing Silent Auction, dancing to Random Acts, and more!

The schedule looks like this:

7:30PM- Doors Open
7:30-8:30PM- Beer Tasting
7:30-9:30PM- Silent Auction
8:30-9:30 Random Acts
9:30-10PM- Friendly Competitions
10-10:15PM- Trivia
10:15-Midnight Random Acts
12:Midnight- Good Night and Drive Safe!

$30/person by check; $31/person by PayPal
Checks can be made payable to Andona and sent to:

Lisa Kole
1 Trombly Court
Andover MA 01810

To pay with PayPal, choose the number of tickets and click the Buy Now button below.

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Membership Approves $6,000 in Funds

The Andona membership approved $6,000 in grants last week to the following organizations:

  • AHS Girls Basketball Boosters $500
  • All Town Cultural Committee – $3,000
  • My Own Voice – $1,000
  • West Middle School – $1,500
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Andona News

  • Thanks to everyone who braved the extreme heat on Saturday and visited the Andona booth on Andover Day. We look forward to seeing some of you as new members at our next General Meeting at Marland Place on Sept. 22nd at 7pm.
  • Registration for Andona’s popular Babysitting course opens tomorrow, September 10th.
  • Please join us at our fall event, Oktoberfest, to be held Friday, October 17th  at Hilllview Country Club in North Reading. Festivities begin at 7:30 pm.


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Come Say Hello at Andover Day!

The Andona Society will once again be participating in Andover Day. The event will be held on Saturday, September 6th beginning at 10AM. Stop by our tent on Main St. to hear more about what Andona does to support the community and enter in a raffle for a chance to win tickets to our fall Oktoberfest celebration.

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Membership Approves $6,400 in Funds This Past Spring

The Andona membership approved $6,400 in grants to the following organizations:

March 2014

  • AHS Marching Band: $500
  • Doherty MS: $500

April 2014

  • AHS Ultimate Frisbee: $1000

June 2014

  • Trauma Intervention Program of Merrimack Valley (TIP): $500
  • Challenge Me, Inc. (Destination Imagination): $600
  • Memorial Hall Library: $1300
  • Wood Hill MS: $500
  • AHS Swim and Dive: $500
  • AHS Senior Safari: $500
  • American Legion Baseball: $500
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Andona Awards Scholarships to 5 Andover High Seniors

This past week The Andona Society awarded $2,000 scholarships to five deserving Andover High School seniors. Pictured below from left to right are Lisa Kole, Andona President; Mary Beth Sweeney-Vecchio, Andona Scholarship Chair; Lauren Grant; Meghan Buggy; Julia Gouveia; and Steven Kimball. Lindsay Rosen, who couldn’t make the awards ceremony also received a scholarship.

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Andona and Clown Town Featured on Hometown Talents and Treasures

Eszter Vajda recently interviewed a few of our Board members to discuss Andona, Clown Town, and what it means to be a part of this amazing group of women. Enjoy!

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Clown Town Dates

Mark your calendars! Andona’s Clown Town will be here before you know it.

Friday May 16th, 6-10pm
Saturday May 17th, 10am-8pm.

Rides, games, face painting, yard sale, food and drinks and more! Clown Town is Andona’s largest fundraiser of the year.  Last year, we raised over $30,000 at Clown Town and all proceeds go back to the children of Andover.

See you there!

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