Freedom Town News

By Sallyann Hadyniak | Nov 29, 2012

382-6024

shady@fairpoint.net

MEETINGS

There will be a regularly scheduled selectmen’s meeting on Monday, Dec. 3, at the Town Office starting at 6 p.m.

The Booster Club will be meeting on Tuesday afternoon starting at 3 p.m. at the Town Office.

The Recreation Committee will be meeting at the Town Office on Tuesday starting at 4 p.m.

The Budget Committee will meet at the Town Office on Wednesday, Dec. 5. There are a couple of openings on the board of the Budget Committee, so if you are interested, contact Doug Van Horn or any one of the selectmen.

All requests from charitable organizations must be turned in to the Budget Committee no later than Jan. 1, 2013. Late requests will not be acknowledged.

The Dirigo Grange #98 will meet at the Dirigo Grange Hall on Route 137 on Thursday, Dec. 6, starting at 7:30 p.m.

If there is anyone interested in donating their time to help with the above clubs, please attend this public meeting or call Cindy Abbott at the Town Office.

Freedom Booster Club

The Freedom Booster Club will be holding its Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Town Office from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Table rentals are available for $10 per table. There will also be a silent auction, Chinese auction and refreshments will be served. Anyone interested in donating refreshments, renting a table, or making any kind of donations, contact Cindy Abbott at the Town Office, 382-6177, Ext. 1. Proceeds from the table items will benefit the bicentennial.

Historical Society

The Historical Society still has cookbooks, photos, Historical Scrapbooks, for sale and has now added a bicentennial coin, which contains the dates of 1913-2013. The first 100-year coin (1813-1913) is no longer in circulation. Any of 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.

Cemetery Committee

We are also in need of someone to represent the Town Cemeteries. We do have a volunteer who takes care of the cleaning up, etc., but we need a volunteer to chair this committee. If you are interested, contact the Board of Selectmen and send your letter or call the Town Office.

Health officer

We are in need of a health officer! You can notify the Board of Selectmen to get more information as to just what this position involves

Voice of Freedom

Friday, Dec. 7, is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Please take a moment out of your day to remember and honor the men and women who lost their lives and those who served in the Armed Forces and are still serving.

Hanukkah begins at sunset Saturday, Dec. 8, and ends at nightfall Sunday, Dec. 16. It is also known as the Festival of Lights! Special foods are prepared and served during this holiday and gifts are exchanged. There are nine candles to the Menorah and the ninth candle, which is in the center, is used to light one candle from right to left each night for eight days. I want to wish all of the readers a Happy Hanukkah!

I have been asking for volunteers for some positions for quite a while now, and I must say, I, together with others, am disappointed that out of a town of approximately 700, no one  has come forward. Please try to make an effort to give some of your time to the town you reside in. You probably are tired of reading my requests, but all I can do is keep asking until the positions are filled or volunteers step up to the plate.

Quote of the week


Hints on How to Be a Friend

1. Be Trustworthy.

When a friend tells you a secret, keep it.
Don't repeat it to others.
Trust is a vital part of friendship.
Loss of trust can destroy a friendship.

2. Be sensitive.

Be aware of a friend's needs. Try to know when your friend needs to be with you and when your friend wants to be alone.
Respect his or her wish for privacy and need for personal space.

3. Be dependable.

If you make a promise to a friend, keep it.
Don't let your friend down.
Be there for him or her in good times as well as bad.
Let friends know they can count on you.

4. Be a good listener.

Kids like to talk to someone who listens actively.
Show a genuine interest in the things that are important to your
friend.
Maintain eye contact while he or she talks.

5. Be honest.

Let a friend know how you feel.
If a friend says or does something that hurts you, talk it over
with him or her privately.
Express your feelings as honestly as you can, and encourage your
friend to do the same.

A social studies lesson passed out to a third-grade class, taken from "Feelings About Friends," (c) 1988-The Learning Works.

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