Dirigo Grange Pie Contest

Saturday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m., at Dirigo Grange Hall, followed by an Afternoon Pie Party from noon to 2 p.m. Your choice of a piece of pie and a beverage for $4.

Pies for judging should be dropped off at the Grange Hall between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Pies should be on disposable plates.

If you wish to pick up your pie after judging, please let us know when you present it for judging.

Pies will be judged by local chefs in the following categories: fruit and berry, custard and cream.

Prizes: $10 and a blue ribbon for first place in each category. Second and third places in each category will receive ribbons.

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.


Dirigo Grange will have a Yard Sale, Auto Show and Chicken Barbecue Sept. 8 at the Ingraham Equipment parking lot at the junction of Routes 220 and 137. Yard Sale is 9 1 p.m. Auto Show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with antique autos, sports cars, pickup trucks, motorcycles. Chicken Barbecue is at noon, $8.


Selectmen will meet Monday, Aug. 19, starting at 6 p.m. at the Town Office. All meetings are open to the public.

Dirigo Grange will meet on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall.

Stitch and B girls meet every Tuesday from 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

Stopped in at Spaulding’s Service center in Albion and purchased exactly what I needed. It is great not to have to go a half-hour away for items that the family has in their store.

And it is also nice that the ole Keys store is up and running by new owners that live in Albion. When Keys closed down, it was sadly missed.

I would love to see more businesses in Freedom; there are some that work from their homes and that is fine.

We have a great restaurant for fine dining, namely The Lost Kitchen, and the owner grew up in Freedom and certainly made a name for herself and it is known and supported by people near and far.

Have you been to Freedom General recently? They now have a wonderful selection of meats in their newly designed refrigerator. The store has gone through quite a few changes for the best. Stop by and check it out.

Tyler, Kyle and I went to Belfast Thursday night for our annual dinner commemorating my wedding anniversary. This was the 14th year we did this, and it would have been my husband Wassey and my 60th wedding anniversary. On our last anniversary of 46 years, the boys joined Wassey and me for a lovely dinner, and we had such a great time, just the four of us; that began the tradition of having dinner at the Nautilus. Aug. 14 will be 14 years since his passing, but my family and I always keep the memory of him alive.

It was nice meeting Gail and Tim Davis up at Ridge Top. I hope to see more of you two, welcome to Freedom.

Does anyone know of a dog trainer in our area, if you do, please email or call me.

Until next week, take care, stay cool, stay safe and God bless.