Andover celebration helps fill scholarship coffers

By Kevin Kunze
©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC

More than 20 artists, craftspeople and bakers lined the grounds of the Andover Town Hall on Saturday to show and sell their wares under warm blue skies for the third annual Andover Day Fair. (See photo gallery below.)

Music by fiddler John Specker and his daughters, Ida Mae and Lila, filled the air and kept the crowd’s toes tapping.

Clowns were on hand to entertain young and not-so-young with balloon creations and face painting and the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum set up a display on animals native to the area.

Kids could also get a hands-on experience with a wood workshop. And members of Six Loose Ladies offered a spinning demonstration. Members of the Chester Fire Department were on hand to answer questions and offer a tour of firefighting equipment up close.

Products offered by crafters and artisans included paintings, nature crafts, glass art, handmade bags, soaps, quilts, baskets, scarves and jewelry, as well as henna tattoos, antiques, fresh produce, baked goods and more.

Proceeds from the sale of food. T-shirts, totes and auction and raffle items during this four-hour mid-day event, held by the Andover Project Committee, helps to fund the Andover Scholarship for Andover students entering college. The organization collected $2,500 before expenses were subtracted.

For those interested in helping support the Andover Scholarship Fund, email Deb Moser at or call (802) 875-5454, or email Shevaun Stigers at or call (802) 875-2622.

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