Submitted press release.|
Andover's "More Fun on 81" Festival will be June 7 and 8 at Andover Lake Park and nearby sites.
Veterans will be honored both days with special activities. On Saturday there will be a Visit With Veterans Open House from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the American Legion Building. On Sunday a Salute to Veterans and dedication of the new Iraqi Afghanistan Memorial will be at 10:30 a.m.
For kids on Saturday there will be an Area Youth Ball Tournament starting at 8 a.m. (also on Sunday,
starting at 10 a.m.); a Fishing Derby from 9 to 11 a.m.; Horseshoeing Demonstrations and Smart Bus for Kids from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Bouncy House from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and Treasure Hunt from 1 - 3 p.m.
Other Saturday events include an Antique Lawn & Farm Tractor Show from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (also on Sunday), Donuts/Coffee/Juice from 8:30 - 11 a.m.; Pickle Ball Exhibition at 10 a.m.; and the following from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Chalk Drawings; Artist Ron Petitt from Alpha showing his paintings/woodworking/stained glass; Peter Ellerston from Springfield demonstrating pioneer music instruments; and Open House at Historical Buildings.
A Homemade Pie/Sandwich Stand opens at 11 a.m., and there will be Kayaks on the Lake in the afternoon. A Talent Show starts at 4 p.m., and a Pork Chop Supper and Ice Cream Social will be served from 4 - 7 p.m.
A Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast will be served Sunday from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. A Community Worship
Service will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday. The block-long Aisle of Flags will be up both days. Everything is free except food. Please bring a lawn chair.
For information about the following call, Antique Lawn & Farm Tractor Show , 309-521-7262; Talent Show, 309-521-8778 or 309521-8608; general information, please visit andovertourism.com
or call 309-476-8228.