The Freedom Booster and Recreational Committee is planning a Community Event in Freedom on Saturday, Aug. 17. It will consist of a parade, a Chicken Barbecue, events in the park, games, and a whole lot more.

The theme for this event is "Disneyland in Freedom." We are looking for people who would like to participate in the parade, set up in the park, maybe do pictures with the kids, meet the Disney characters — and we want to make this our focal point.

Interested in wearing a costume, meeting with kids, setting up your area to have pictures done, build a float? Be part of this special day for the children!

We are inviting those who will want to participate, such as bands, antique cars, fire trucks, floats — Disney or whatever your heart and dreams decide to make, different town activities such as scout troops, Little League, marchers, political figures, veterans, farmers, farm equipment, farm animals, any and all kinsd of organizations, horses, race cars, all those who participate in sports, and the list goes on.

The lineup will start at 9 a.m. on Bryant Road and the parade will start at 10 a.m. It will go down Bryant Road, cross over Route 137 onto Pleasant Street, and end in the park. The Chicken Barbecue will be held in the park and will start when the parade is over.

Boat parade at Freedom Pond at 11 a.m.

Honors for Drew

The Freedom Planning Board honored Drew Fales at this past Tuesday night’s meeting by presenting him with a plaque for serving on the Planning Board for 30 years (1989-2019). Drew suffered a stroke and had to retire for health reasons.

Planning Board Chair Prentice Grass presented him with a plaque and we served ice cream and home-baked brownies. Besides the Planning Board members, Selectman Ron Price was in attendance.

Drew is doing well and is getting stronger with each passing day. May God continue to watch over him.


The selectmen’s meeting will be held Monday, July 22, starting at 6 p.m. at the Town Office. The meetings are always open to the public.

Dirigo Grange 98 will meet at the Grange Hall on Thursday, July 18, starting at 6:30 p.m.


Recyclables will be picked up on the last Friday of the month, July 26, starting at 7 a.m. Please have your recyclables out by then.

Villageside Farm Market stand is open on Tuesdays, from 4 to 6 p.m. Hope you can find the time to swing by and pick up some fresh (picked this morning!) produce for your week.

On hand today, you'll find beet bunches, Hakurei turnip bunches, chard and kale, kohlrabi, salad mix and microgreens, broccoli, summer squash and zucchini, lettuce heads, snap and shell peas (from our friends at Southpaw Farm), scallions, garlic scapes, fresh herbs (basil, chives, rosemary and parsley). On Route 137 across from the cemetery.

Voice of Freedom

The S & B Club was paid a visit from Donna and Glen Sporie who are visiting from Florida for a few weeks. Congratulations to them both on the birth of their great-grandchild. Glen is now retired and both are enjoying freedom in Florida. They love their new home.

Deepest sympathy to the family of Kenneth Gould (1935-2019) who passed away on June 26. Graveside service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 2:30 p.m. at the No. 4 Cemetery in Albion. Following the service there will be a memorial gathering at the Besse Building on Main Street.

Moved Away: After living in Freedom for five decades, Theresa Abbott has sold her home and is now a resident in Unity. The house next door to the Freedom General Store will always be known as the Abbott house. Good luck to you, Theresa, and know that you will be sadly missed in Freedom!

Feel Better: Viola Greeley was hospitalized recently and is now back home feeling much better. Stay well, Viola.

So until next week, stay well, stay safe, be kind to your neighbor and God bless.