A nonprofit set up in memory of five-year-old Sidney Olson is prepping for “Sidney’s Rainbow Day” from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 11 behind Old Town Hall in Downtown Andover.

Sidney was hit and killed by a truck while crossing Elm Square with her family last May. Sidney’s Rainbows was founded shortly thereafter to advocate for pedestrian safety and support local youth programs.

The group is seeking art pieces for an Interactive Art Show, kids’ activity sponsors, and volunteers to make the day a success, according to Sidney’s Rainbows board member Katie Carbone.

“Marking a year since we lost Sidney, her family and friends have created this day for everyone to share Sid’s love for learning, art, music, and the outdoors,” the group said in a news release.” We hope it nurtures our community and inspires us to create safer, more livable towns. We’ll have an Interactive Art Show, music, food trucks, tons of kids’ activities, a rainbow parade and more.

“For the Interactive Art Show, children are invited to create art pieces that represent community, love, and, of course, rainbows. Art pieces can take a variety of forms, including paintings, drawings, small sculptures, recycled object creations, photographs, poetry, and more. Ideally, contributions will be no larger than 24”x36” and can be dropped off in the bin at 16 High Street in Andover by Wednesday, May 8.”

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