Freedom Rec.

Special thanks to ALL that worked so hard to make this August parade event a success. There were many activities after the parade was over and something for everyone. There are only a handful of girls that put everything they have into doing what needs to be done. Lots of behind-the-scenes that one does not know about. But they do the best they can with what they have and get the job done. We do this for the children.

All events that we put on during the course of the year are free and we consider them a community event to bring the people together to have a good time. When we get shorthanded with help from our members, nonmembers of the Rec. Committee pull together and give a helping hand, which is so appreciated.

If you would be interested in joining our group, contact Cindy Abbott at the Town Office and she can make it happen.

No dues involved, a meeting once a month and plans for the events are discussed.

Special thanks go out to all who attended the parade, or had anything to do with this event, for it is because of you that it was a success.

In addition, I would like to acknowledge the great reporting of the event and pictures by Fran Gonzalez that appeared in The Republican Journal. I believe this was one assignment that Fran really enjoyed.

Last but not least, the theme of “Disney Land in Freedom” covered those of all ages! Super job well done to the committee and the friends and family that helped.

Unfortunately I missed being at this event due to being out of state for the weekend, but I got a good feel for what it was like from the many pictures that were taken by Alyssa Bruger and Erna Keller and all the positive comments that I heard. You can find the pictures posted throughout Facebook.

Now we will have to think of a theme for next year. Can you think of one that would be as good or that can top the parade of 2019? If you have any suggestions, you can contact me and the committee will take it into consideration.


Selectmen will meet Tuesday, Sept. 3, starting at 6 p.m. at the Town Office. All meetings are open to the public. This is the place to go if you if you have anything to discuss with the Board of Selectmen.

Yard sale

The Dirigo Grange will have a yard sale, auto show and chicken barbecue on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Ingraham Equipment parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It is located at the junction of routes 220 and 137.

The auto show starts at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. It will consist of antique autos, sport cars, pickup trucks and motorcycles. There will be a chicken barbecue at noon and the cost is $8 per person.

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.


Friday, Aug. 30 is the last Friday of the month; therefore, please put your recyclables out by 7 a.m. in order for them to be collected.

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