The town was bustling with activity Saturday morning following a Disneyland in Freedom-themed parade.

With the aroma of chicken barbecue coming from Freedom Volunteer Fire Department, several floats, fire trucks and classic cars made their way down Pleasant Street to the amusement of many.

The park behind the Congregational Church had activities for kids, including a bounce house, games, face-painting and several vendors.

The Dirigo Grange also hosted a pie contest, with eight pies entered in two categories: Fruits and Berries, and Custards and Creams. And if that were not enough, there was an antique boat parade on Freedom Pond.

One of the two pie contest judges joked she had an "awful job."

"Sometimes you have to try the pies twice," she said.

Winners of the pie contests are Paula Ingraham, who won first place for her raspberry pie, with second place going to Anne Rothrock for a blueberry pie and third place to Lorraine Overlock for her apple pie.

In the other category, Carrie Cross won first place with a blueberry-topped lemon cream pie, while second went to Lorraine Overlock's chocolate cream and third place to Amy Ingraham for her coconut cream pie.

Several local members of the Antique Outboard Motor Club tooled around Freedom Pond in restored classics boats. One member said the owners get together over the winter and work on their motors and have meets at different locations. Anyone interested in the club is invited to visit for more information.

Freedom's oldest resident, Hazel Cross, said the all the festivities are "wonderful for our little town. It puts us on the map."