Public supper

There will be a public supper on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Freedom Congregational Church Hall. The menu will consist of chicken 'n' biscuits, mashed potatoes, gravy, baked beans, vegetable, cranberry sauce, punch, coffee and assorted homemade pies. The cost is $8 per adult and $3 for children 12 and under. Children 3 and under eat free!

The hall is handicapped-accessible via the back door. All proceeds benefit church projects. Take the family out for a great supper and get the wife, mom out of the kitchen.

See you there!


The selectmen will meet on Monday, Sept. 9, starting at 6 p.m. at the Town Office. All meetings are open to the public.

Dirigo Grange 98 will meet on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Grange Hall. This meeting is important, so please try to attend.

The Rec. Committee will meet at the Town Office on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. New members and volunteers are welcome.

The Planning Board will meet at the Town Office on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public,

Freedom Community Historical Society will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Town Office.

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.

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 p.m., which is located at the junction of routes 220 and 137.

The Auto Show runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will consist of antique autos, sports cars, pickup trucks and motorcycles. There will be a Chicken Barbecue at noon and the cost is $8 per person.

Voice of Freedom

Congratulations to Glen and Dave Bridges who welcome their great-grandson, Bronson Wilder Voltolina, born to granddaughter Victoria and Nic Voltolina on Aug. 21. You are both truly blessed to have become great-grandparents! I love his name and may he grow up to be healthy and successful.

Also, Kevin and Erna Keller became grandparents to a baby girl, namely Nevaeh. Her parents are Tia and Mike. She weighed in at 5 lbs. some ounces, 19 inches tall, and Erna was there to see her being born. She is so precious and beautiful!.

I guess it’s OK to say that Labor Day weekend was the end of summer. Where did it go? Time sure flies! I hope you all had a safe holiday weekend spending it with friends, neighbors or family. The time for all barbecues to end, together with swimming, shorts, fairs, yard sales and all the good activities that we enjoy during the summer. Now is the time to prepare for winter. Stacking wood for the wood stove, making sure we have gasoline for the generator, shovels, and so much more to be ready for ole man winter.

But looking on the brighter side, it is a time for us to look forward to the wonderful holidays that will follow, like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and then on Memorial Day, summer begins again. What a cycle!

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