Bob Smith named Andover's senior of the year

| 09 May 2012 | 02:24

ANDOVER — Bob Smith was named Andover Township’s senior of the year and was honored at a luncheon celebration on Monday at the senior center. He is president of the Andover Senior Citizens and has been a member since 2006. Smith, who has lived in Andover for the past 16 years, has held many roles in local government including mayor, deputy mayor and current council member. He has also served on the land use and recreation boards and was the founder of Cleaner Greener Andover Day. Smith, an avid horseman, was previously the owner of Smithlinn Farm in Newton, a horse boarding and training facility. Smith has competed in many national shows, and his horse Face the Nation was in the top five adult jumper division for four years in a row. Today, Smith can be heard announcing at a number of local horse shows. Smith considers himself a world traveler and has been to all seven continents and all 50 states. When he is not at his vacation home in Nicaragua, he enjoys volunteer work. “I never thought getting old would be so much fun,” Smith said upon receiving his award. The Andover Senior Citizens meet the first and third Monday of every month at 1 p.m. at the senior citizen center, 6 Tranquility Road in Andover Borough. Visitors are welcome to attend a meeting and applications are accepted at the door. For more information call 973-383-4280 ext.224.