FREEDOM TOWN NEWS
There will be a public supper Saturday July 7, at the Freedom Congregational Church on Pleasant Street. Supper will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and the menu will consist of pork roast, coleslaw, peas, baked beans, applesauce, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls punch, coffee and assorted pies.
The cost is $7 per adult and children under 12 is $3. Children 3 and under eat free.
The church hall is wheelchair accessible through the rear entrance. The proceeds will benefit church projects.
The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday, July 2, starting at 6 p.m. at the Town Office. It is so very important to attend any of the board meetings that are held in your town. If you have any interest whatsoever about what is going on in your town, please attend any of the posted meetings so you won’t be in the dark and you will hear and see just what is going on or what is planned for your town.
Listen to the right information and disregard the rumors and stories that come across through the telephone and passed around by people who have nothing better to do. There are many who want to see Freedom return to the town it once was, and it is up to you to make it happen!
We have to leave the past in the past and work toward a better future, and it will take each one to do their part. Agree to disagree is my motto, and act like adults!
The Town Office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, (Independence Day), due to the holiday, and will reopen on Thursday July 5, at 9 a.m.
Grange #98 will hold its meeting on Thursday, July 5, starting at 7:30 p.m.
The Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, July 10, at the Town Office starting at 6:30 p.m. The Planning Board is short one member and is looking for someone who would be interested in joining the group. If you are interested, please send your letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen, 71 Pleasant St.
We are also in need of someone to represent the Cemetery Committee. Same rules apply.
The Historical Society will meet at the home of Viola Greeley on Wednesday, July 11.
The Historical Society still has cookbooks, photos, historical scrapbooks for sale and has now added a bicentennial coin, which contains the dates of 1813-2013. The first 100-year coin (1813-1913) is no longer in circulation. Any ofl 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 four of these historical items! The price of each item is only $10.
WALKER SCHOOL REUNION
The reunion will be held on Sunday, July 29, at the Walker School in Liberty from 10:30 a.m. until the last person leaves, which is usually in the late afternoon. People usually bring their picnic lunch, and the coffee pot will be on and served with some donuts.
It would be great if the younger people would attend and really everyone that is interested is welcome.
Many of the reunion notices have been returned, due to changes of address and others have not given their address. If you are one of these people, please comply.
The Freedom Recreation Committee is desperately looking for volunteers to set up the new playground equipment to be placed in the park for the children to enjoy. I am at the point that I am willing to beg the residents of Freedom to please take an interest in your town and do whatever volunteer work you can to support this committee. We are still looking for volunteers, for people who would be interested in joining the committee and we look for your support. Several people have come forward, but we sure can use more. If you have any questions, contact Cindy Abbott, Town Office 392-6177, Ext.1.
The committee is also selling raffle tickets for a large framed photo of the American eagle and large framed canvas that you can have your favorite digital photograph transferred to. The value is $189, and only 500 tickets are being sold. The tickets are $1 each, or six for $5. The proceeds from this raffle are to benefit the purchase of a gazebo to be placed in the Veterans' Memorial Park.
The raffle for the canvas photo will be drawn in August. The announcement for the drawing regarding the eagle will be at a later date.
It would be much appreciated if you will purchase one or six tickets to show your support to the committee. You can obtain tickets from Cindy Abbott, Kim Holmes, Scott Holmes, Tom Clay or me. If you would like more information, call Cindy at 382-6177, Ext. 1.
The Bicentennial will take place on Friday night, July 5, 2013, and all day on Saturday, July 6, 2013. We are looking for volunteers to bake and help in any way. The committee is trying very hard to come up with ideas that will make this a successful event. We would like to see residents of the town of Freedom come forward and do their share to help. We need more and additional new help to make this a success.
I hope we can make this project a success and bring Freedom back closer to where it used to be, a real community! Come on people, step up to the plate and give of yourself, it does not cost a dime.
On Friday, June 29, recyclables will be collected; therefore, please have your recyclables out by 7 a.m. It is always held on the last Friday of the month.
VOICE OF FREEDOM
Continued get well wishes go out to those who are going through a difficult time now.
Happy Birthday to Hilary Fleming, who is celebrating by doing what she likes best to do. May you have many more happy and healthy days, Hilary!
Yesterday and today feels like summer, finally. I’m not a fan of summer, but I know there are many who are. On days like this I enjoy doing indoor work, and thank goodness for air conditioning. High temperatures and humidity are a bad combination.
My grandson Tyler still has several more weeks to complete his two months studying at the University of Berlin. While in Germany, he was able to make contact with his Oma’s family and got to see the house that Oma was born in. "Oma" is the German word for "grandma." He also spent this past weekend with Leon Walmuth and his parents, who hosted Tyler last year. Leon was here in Maine in the spring, and now they are together in Germany. Tyler has been traveling as much as he could to surrounding countries and really taking in all the history he can. It is a fantastic experience for him and others who are able to study abroad.
We have skyped via computer, which was really nice, and he loves riding the trains and subways. He posted a picture on Facebook of him having his hand on a portion of the wall that separated East and West Germany, and when I saw it, tears filled my eyes, because he was touching, seeing and being where history was made! Sent goosebumps up and down my spine.
As for me, I’m counting the days until he comes back home to Freedom!
I guess that’s it for this week. Everyone have a great week and stay cool, and if you have anything of interest for the readers, just contact me.