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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Andona receives first Clown Town sponsorship

The good folks over at Stop&Shop have donated $1500 to Andona becoming our first Clown Town sponsor! Special thanks to Joe Manganaro, Andover’s store manager, who helped make it happen.

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From left to right:  Liz Bonner, Melissa Litton, Missy Blanch, Lisa Kole, Jennifer Sloan, Trevor Mercier, Chris McMullen, and Fran Devereaux.

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Membership Approves $5500 in Funds

Our membership met last week and approved the following fund requests:
  • 1250 to South Elementary School for snow shoes and compasses for PE class and before/after school programs
  • $1250 to West Elementary School to bring Michael LaFosse, an origami master and storyteller, to the WERAWC program
  • $500 to Andover High School Girls Lacrosse team for uniforms
  • $500 to Andover High School Boys Soccer team for uniforms
  • $500 to Andover High School Boys Lacrosse team for program expenses
  • $500 to the Andover High School Drama Guild for their six week Shakespeare & Co residency
  • $500 to the Andover High School’s Student 2 Student mentoring program
  • $500 to Andover High School’s Challenge Day
  • TOTAL = $5500
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Happy New Year!

All of us at The Andona Society would like to wish everyone a happy, safe and healthy 2014!

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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, December 1st and begins at 1PM at Doherty Middle School. The route will be extended this year and the parade will include a rolling Toys for Tots collection. Come join the fun!

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