Freedom Town News
On Saturday, September 7, from 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. the Freedom Congregational Church will be having a public supper in the church hall.
The menu will consist of: Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Beans, Vegetables
Dinner Rolls, Punch, Coffee and assorted Home Made Pies.
The cost for an adult is $7.00, children 12 and under, $3.00. Children under 3 eat free. The hall is handicapped accessible via the back door. All proceeds benefit church projects.
Get out of the kitchen, have supper out and meet your family, friends and neighbors. Support our local church!
The next scheduled Selectmen’s Meeting will be held on Monday, September 9, starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office. The meetings are opened to the public.
The Dirigo Grange #98 will meet on Thursday, September 5 at the Dirigo Grange Hall starting at 7:30 p.m.
The Planning Board will meet at the Town Office on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. This is another meeting that is open to the public.
The Historical Society will meet at. the home of Viola Greeley on Wednesday, September 11 starting at 7:00 p.m.
The Historical Society still has cookbooks, photos, Historical Scrapbooks, for sale and has added a Bi-Centennial coin plus a program book from the bicentennial which contains the dates of 1913-2013. The first 100 year coin (1813-1913) is no longer in circulation.
All these items would make a lovely gift for any occasion, so why not contact Viola Greeley or Lorraine Overlock and support the Historical Society by purchasing one or all of these historical items! The price of each item is only $10.00. (program book is $7.00)
Happy Birthday Celebration:
On Sunday, September 8, Harold Greeley will be celebrating his 80th birthday! Friends and neighbors are cordially invited to stop in and wish Harold birthday wishes. The affair will be held at the Dirigo Grange Hall on Rt. 137 in Freedom from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
Mark Your Calendar: Apple Fest:
On Saturday, October 19, the Dirigo #98 will have an Apple Fest at the Dirigo Grange Hall located on Rt. 137 in Freedom. The fest will begin at 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
The menu will consist of: Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Brown Bread, Chop Suey, Cole Slaw, Pickles, Apples, Apple Pie with Ice Cream and Coffee.
Cost per Adult is $7.00 and $4.00 for children under age 5.
Voice of Freedom:
Monday September 2 was Labor Day! The Town Office was closed and reopened on Tuesday, September 3. Most families celebrated by having a BBQ in celebration of the end of summer, and all students have returned back to school and college. The summer went by very fast and it was an awfully wet one. Pools will be closing up till next year and the wood piles will be ready for those cool days and nights in October in preparation for the cold days and nights of winter. Can’t help but wonder what is in store for us this winter.
I want to wish a Happy Belated Birthday to Theressa Abbott who celebrated her birthday on August 22, by going out with family for a lobster dinner.
Many happy returns of the day Theressa and our wishes for you are to have many more happy and healthy birthdays and may all your wishes and dreams come true.
New Flag Pole:
In case you haven’t noticed, the new flag pole was erected by the Town Office and is flying the red, white and blue. It looks beautiful!
Rosh Hashannah is being celebrated on Thursday, September 5.
Grandparents Day will be celebrated on Sunday September 8. If you are lucky enough to live close by to your grandparents or they are still living, take advantage of this day that has been set aside for them. Like parents, grandparents can never be replaced. Share the love you have for them on this special day, pay them a visit, go out for dinner, spend time with them today and every day.
There is a group of people (Freedom, Unity and Albion) that meet at the Lovejoy Health Center in Albion every Monday morning in the kitchen where they hold their meetings. Weigh in starts at 7:30 till 8:30 and then the meeting begins. If you feel you would like to learn more about proper and healthy eating, why not come on out and join the group. The first attendance is free, and from there you can decide if you want to join. We have lots of good information, fun and games. You can contact me at 382-6024 if you are interested or just show up at the meeting. By the way, TOPS stands for “Take Off Pounds Sensibly”.
FREEDOM VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT:
It’s that time of year to get your chimneys cleaned, so why not contact the Freedom Volunteer Fire Department and make a date to have your chimney cleaned. Donations are accepted.
Arrived back home from my whirlwind vacation. It was more then I expected and enjoyed every minute of it. I was thrilled to go to Gettysburg in Pa. especially since I've heard so much about it from Tyler. It was all that and more. Jelly Belly factory, Wrigley Stadium in Chicago, and I had "The Best" Chicago hot dog. I saw the largest quarter in Pa. toured the "John Dillinger" Museum, had a private tour of the Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana on Ascension Thursday and lit a candle at the Grotto, visited with a friend and her family in Wisconsin, spent time in the apartment on campus at Coe College in Iowa, shopped in Detroit, Michigan and so much more. i also forgot I stayed overnight at an Indian Casino in Shawano, Wisconsin and more then I cared to lose. I was on the machines from 3:30 till after midnight and took and hour for dinner with my friend Mary and her Son Andrew and DIL Michelle. We had a great time! I am totally exhausted and I'm thinking of taking another vacation to recover from this vacation. Special thanks to Patty and Shannon Armstrong who invited me on this trip. We left Shannon's new car with her at college and Patty and I flew home from Ceder Rapids to Manchester and my grandson Kyle was waiting at the airport to drive us home. I am especially thankful for a safe trip and arrival home.
Hope you all have a great week!