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Several events being planned for Andover Bicentennial Celebration


200 year festivities will join the annual July 4th weekend in 2024

ANDOVER, NY – Planning continues for a celebration in 2024 to commemorate the bicentennial of the Town of Andover. The Andover Bicentennial Committee has been meeting monthly since January to develop plans for a celebration to be held during the Fourth of July weekend (July 4-7, 2024).

Complete details have not yet been finalized, but the event promises to offer a host of activities, many family-friendly, to mark Andover’s 200th year.

To date, tentative plans for Friday-Sunday, July 5-7, include a carnival with kids rides on Friday; evening musical entertainment, with food trucks, on Friday and Saturday; pickleball and cornhole tournaments; an ice cream social/movie night; community yard sales; car show; walking tours of the village of Andover, highlighting historical sites; a public talk on Andover’s history; and an ecumenical community church service on Sunday morning.

Andover’s traditional Independence Day celebration will be organized, as it is each year, by the Fourth of July Committee.

The Andover Bicentennial Committee, with input from other community organizations—including the Andover Chamber of Commerce, Andover Historical Society, Andover Fourth of July Committee, Andover Haunted House Committee, and Andover Lions Club—continues holding preliminary discussions on the celebration. The group has been holding fundraisers since the spring and will continue doing so in the coming months.

The public is invited to attend any meeting of the Andover Bicentennial Committee, which welcomes volunteers to serve on various subcommittees organizing fundraisers, discussing and planning events for the celebration, and marketing and promoting the celebration. The next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Andover Historical Society, East Greenwood Street.

The public is invited to like and follow the Andover Bicentennial Celebration Facebook page, which provides updates on meetings, fundraisers, and event planning.

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