Andover 185 + 1

Mindy Carls
Orion High School’s robotics team, All Charged Up, entered its robot, #9189, in the grand parade on Saturday, June 5, at the Andover 185th + 1 anniversary celebration. Team members demonstrated the robot’s abilities in Andover Lake Park following the parade.
The Andover 185th + 1 anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 5, included a grand parade. Among the entries was the late Cliff White’s 1951 McCormick Farmall Super C, presented in his memory by Dave and Kim White.
The Black Hawk Pipes and Drums of the Quad Cities marched in the grand parade on Saturday, June 5, at the Andover 185th + 1 anniversary celebration. After the parade, the band performed on the east side of Andover Lake Park. Black Hawk Pipes and Drums donated its appearance fee to the Osco-Andover Fire Department in memory of the late Roger Stancliff, who was a piper in the group and the chief of the fire department before his death last summer from COVID-19. His widow Karen Stancliff, in front at left, also is a drummer in the Black Hawk corps. With her are firefighters Mike Mielke, in front at right, and Pete Neeld and Brian Miller, in back.
Augustana Lutheran Church entered a float in the grand parade on Saturday, June 5, to celebrate the village’s 185th + 1 Anniversary
Rudy Vallejo, left, was in Andover Lake Park on Saturday, June 5, to demonstrate Native American dancing and culture in the Andover 185th + 1 anniversary celebration. He rode on the Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities float in the grand parade.
DeMay Auto Solutions, Osco, entered this two-tone 1961 Ford F-100 pick-up truck in the grand parade on Saturday, June 5, to celebrate the Andover 185th + 1 anniversary