The Freedom Rec. Committee purchased an airplane teeter-totter for the children’s playground in the park. It is all together and waiting for the children to try it out and enjoy it. So take your children down to the park where there are other recreational climbing/riding objects that they can enjoy!

Community event

Disneyland in Freedom is the theme of the parade and community event Freedom Rec. Committee is planning for Saturday, Aug. 17. There will be a parade, a chicken barbecue, events in the park, games, and a whole lot more.

We are looking for people who would like to participate in the parade, set up in the park, maybe do pictures with the kids, and meet the Disney characters. Wear a costume, help with pictures, build a float and be part of this special day for the children.

All are welcome to participate — bands, antique cars, fire trucks, floats, Disney-themed or whatever you decide to make, plus different town activities such as Boy Scout troops, Little League, marchers, political figures, veterans, farmers, farm equipment, farm animals, any and all kinds 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.

If you are interested, please call Cindy Abbott at 382-6177 or Sallyann Hadyniak at 382-6024.

NOTE: All types of antique/muscle/hot rod/motorcycles and beyond cars will gather after the parade across from the Town Office in Myrick Cross’ field. If there's enough interest, ribbons may be given for best of category, etc.

Pie contest

The Dirigo Grange 98 is having a a pie judging contest on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Grange Hall, followed by an afternoon Pie Party from noon until 2 p.m.  (your choice of a piece of pie and beverage for $4).

Farm-fresh veggies

Villageside Farm (122 Belfast Road) is open for another season of fresh, organically grown vegetables. But only on Tuesdays, from 4 to 6 p.m.

They welcome you to stop in during those hours and pick up your fresh, in-season vegetables for the week. They are only fresher if you grow them yourself! Polly and Prentice would be happy to see you there and appreciate the support of their farm.


The selectmen will meet Monday, Aug. 12, starting at 6 p.m. at the Town Office. All meetings are open to the public.

The Road Committee will meet Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Town Office starting at 6 p.m. If you have any information regarding abandoned or discontinued roads, please come to the meeting and share your information.

The Rec. Committee will meet Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Town Office starting at 4 p.m. Final arrangements will be made for the parade on Saturday, Aug. 17.

The Planning Board will meet at the Town Office on Wednesday, Aug. 13, starting at 7 p.m.

The Freedom Community Historical Society will meet at the Town Office on Wednesday, Aug. 14 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Stitch and B girls meet every Tuesday, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Town Office and do their favorite craft. It can be knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, counted cross stitch etc. If you are interested in learning, we can teach you. Come on out and join us for a couple of hours of fun and laughter.

Voice of Freedom

Birthday wishes are being sent to Robert Kanzler who celebrated his birthday with a surprise birthday party at their home given by his wife Becky. A good time was had by all.

Happy anniversary to Kim and Steve Holmes who celebrated their wedding anniversary. Wishing you many more happy years together.

Until next week, stay safe, stay cool, be kind to your neighbor and God bless.