ANDOVER — School Superintendent Claudia Bach paced backstage, fidgeting with her white, billowy jacket and pants and laughing nervously with other women waiting with her.
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By Bethany Bray
Science lessons at Wood Hill Middle School are expected to become even more hands-on.
The Andover school district was recently awarded a three-year grant of $400,000 to beef up its fledgling middle school engineering curriculum. The money means Wood Hill will receive a new engineering lab and teacher.
Some of those crucial, active people who keep Andover humming have been affected by a malaise: fundraiser fatigue.
Because of tight budgets, the last several years have been chock full of events created to raise money for worthwhile causes. For some, it could mean a dance, poker tournament, golf outing, auction, wine tasting or dinner nearly every weekend. Sure, most everyone supports the causes. But after a while, even those most happy to donate can become a little tired of organizing or attending the events. That's fundraiser fatigue.