Andover Festival planning meeting Aug. 19


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Posted Online: Aug. 13, 2014, 3:18 pm
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Press release submitted by Andover Tourism Council


ANDOVER FESTIVAL PLANNING MEETING TUESDAY, AUGUST 19

The Andover Tourism Council is inviting persons interested in helping plan Andover's 180th anniversary festival next June to come to the American Woman's League Building Tuesday, August 19, 7 p.m. The June 6 & 7 celebration will include a parade and fireworks. This will be the 20th year that the Tourism Council and Village Board have hosted Andover's Colonial Days; which, more recently, has been called "More Fun on 81" Festival.





















 



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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
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