The Andover Coalition for Education kicked off its fifth annual Scarecrow Festival this Saturday. Coalition members set up a table at the Andover Farmer’s market and handed out fall-themed treats to kick off the festival. ACE also held a scavenger hunt for children.

“There were tons of people downtown despite the not great weather at the beginning of the day,” said Jennifer Srivastava, ACE director. “A lot of people stopped by and lots of families did the scavenger hunt.”

Proceeds from the Scarecrow festival and other ACE events support and fund different educational initiatives at Andover Public Schools for all grade levels.

“ACE is thrilled to be celebrating our fifth anniversary of the Scarecrow Festival,” said ACE President Lenore Price. “This community event is a wonderful opportunity to share ACE’s mission with the greater Andover community, to celebrate our schools and to bring a festive fall excitement to the Andover business district.”

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