The Maple Festival
The 43rd Annual Maple Festival
March 28 & 29, 2015
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The festival is held from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and from 9am to 3pm on Sunday. For early risers, the pancake breakfast starts at 7am each day.
For more than thirty years the Andover Maple Festival has been one of many functions of the Andover Lions Club to feature and promote its community and its community service. It highlights many local clubs, merchants, and organizations. In addition to the Maple Festival, the Andover Lions sponsor numerous community service projects. These include involvement and support for the Journey for Sight, special holiday baskets for shut-in's and seniors, basketball tournaments, annual scholarships, holiday parties for community youth, Christmas presents, glasses, and hearing aids for disadvantaged families, grandparents luncheon at the Andover Central School, etc. In all, the Andover Lions seek to encourage service-minded men and women to serve their local community without financial reward while promoting high ethical standards and to demonstrate their interest in caring for others and improving the quality of life for those with special needs.
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Maple Syrup and Pancakes
Once again this year's show will bring back many of the same old favorites of past Maple Festivals - including the daily pancake and maple syrup breakfast sponsored by the Andover Rod and Gun Club. Maple products and pancake flour will also be available in the Maple Room hosted by the Lions Club. The sugar shack will be in full operation on the adjacent property at Blessed Sacrament Church. More than 60 vendors and professional craftsman will display their trades and handwork.
Health and Eye Screening
Free health clinics will be available as in past years, including eye tests, diabetes testing, blood pressure screening and photo eye screening for young children. The results of this screening indicate whether a child is at risk for an ocular problem. The Lions provide the screening as a community service with the MTI Photoscreener, a very sophisticated scientific, clinical instrument. It assists in identifying significant ocular conditions, which may lead to amblyopia (Lazy Eye). If the patient passes this screening but the parent/guardian still has concerns, or there is immediate family history of amblyopia, the child should receive a comprehensive eye examination by an eye doctor.
These screenings are not intended to substitute for comprehensive examinations and care by your family doctor. These health evaluations are in line with the Lions focus on improved vision and responsible testing. Volunteers from the Andover Lions Club as well as the Andover Rescue Squad will assist local professionals in the health clinic activities.
More from Our Community
Many other community groups and local businesses also will present displays and informational material about their work. Everything from school class groups to local church groups to other regional clubs will add to the festive atmosphere throughout the school again. Please support our exhibitors and the sponsors in our Souvenir Program Guide.
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Handicap parking will be available at the Andover Medical Center parking lot and shuttle bus service will transport persons from there to the school.
- General Information: 607-478-8463 (Frank Russell)
- Vendors / Displays: 607-478-5230 (Kim Haswell)
- Program / Advertising: 607-478-5329 (Tony Lipnicki)
- E-mail Contact: email@example.com