Sunday Fun Day a big success!
A hard rain hardly dampened the spirit of trail well wishers.
43 children and adults turned out for the running races, managed by Mike Silverstein, the Andover Elementary & Middle School’s physical education teacher. Mike arranged for cool Northern Rail Trail T-shirts for the occasion.
Dr. Susan Lynch, honorary chair for the event, addressed the crowd, saying that New Hampshire is known for hardiness, and won’t get bothered by a little rain! She is an avid proponent of rail trails, which fit well with her campaign to combat childhood obesity.
Events in the Andover Elementary & Middle School gymnasium included an exhibition of trail-inspired art, exceptional food offerings from Jack’s and Peter Christian’s in New London; Jake’s, Blackwater Restaurant, Pizza Chef, Food Stop, and Kitchen of Proctor Academy in Andover; Bowie’s Market, Highland Lake Apple Farm, and Highland Lake Inn in East Andover; La Meridiana in Wilmot; and the Elk Farm in Danbury.
Excitement grew with a large number of entries for the bike raffle. The winner was Rose Davis of Andover. In addition, a silent auction for a night at Craig Della Penna’s bed & breakfast in Northhampton, MA, followed by a guided tour was won by Harvey and Rosie Best of Andover.
Many thanks to all who participated in making this a truly fun day.