FREEDOM — Freedom celebrated all things summer with a good old-fashioned town Field Day Saturday, Aug. 21.

Last year’s festivities were canceled because of the pandemic. This year, attendance was noticeably less than in previous years.

Freedom Select Board members Ron Price, left, and Steve Bennett take part in the parade Aug. 21. Photo by Fran Gonzalez

The celebration started with a parade headed up by Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and people dressed in period uniforms. Emergency vehicles from several towns and antique vehicles also took part, along with special guest Tickles the Clown.

Parade of boats Aug. 21 during Freedom Field Day. Photo by Fran Gonzalez

Several vendors set up booths by Freedom Congregational Church selling unique gifts, including welded metal crafts, custom wooden boxes and jewelry. There was also a bounce house for kids.

People were also treated to a parade of antique boats from the Pine Tree Boating Club on Freedom Pond later in the day with a dozen or so vessels taking part.

Participants in the boat parade land their watercraft Aug. 21 before walking to the chicken barbecue at Freedom Congregational Church. Photo by Fran Gonzalez

Participants beached their boats at the landing past the dam and walked over to the chicken barbecue behind the church, courtesy of Freedom Fire Department.

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