Freedom Town News

By Sallyann Hadyniak | May 01, 2014
Photo by: Sallyann Hadyniak

Mother’s Day!

On Sunday, May 11 it is “Mother’s Day”, a special day to acknowledge your Mothers and to remember those that have passed away.  It is a special time to spend with “Mom” and to have the family all gathered around her if at all possible. Why do we celebrate Mother's Day?  As the old proverb goes, "God couldn't be everywhere, therefore he invented mothers."  Today, Mother's Day means sending just the right cards and gifts to moms and wives for all the warmth and love they give all year. The words to tell a mom how special she is can be hard to find.

A mother’s love is something that no one can explain.  Since ancient times, mothers have been celebrated through verse and song. Mother’s Day poems offer an intimate way to express your thankfulness and love for your mom. This year, whether you dedicate a famous poem to her in a card or write an original rhyme yourself, she will surely appreciate your effort and thoughtfulness on her special day.

Send her flowers, take her out for dinner, and celebrate her special day with the love of family.  A mother is someone that can never be replaced.

Because I feel that in the heavens above
The angels, whispering one to another,
Can find among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of "Mother"...
~ Edgar Allen Poe


The Dirigo Grange #98 will meet at the Dirigo Grange Hall on Route 137 on Wednesday, May 7 starting at 7:30 p.m.   Now that the snow, ice and cold is gone (keeping fingers crossed) members are urged to attend.

The Planning Board will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 13 starting at 7:00 p.m. a t the Town Office.

The Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting at the home of Viola Greeley starting at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14.

Crafting, knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitching; needlepoint etc. can be taught to you at the weekly meeting of the women that meet every Tuesday afternoon from 2 until 4 at the Town Office.  Why don’t you come and join the ladies and see the work they are doing or come and join them and share whatever it is you are working on.  Just think, Christmas will be here before you know so get a head start and come and join the fun.

Cemetery Volunteers:

We are looking for some people to be on a Cemetery Committee in Freedom to work on the old cemeteries. They need a lot of work. We are not looking to have a committee that just meets, we are looking for people that want to get out and do the work. There are brush/trees that need to be cut and general clean up and repair. The Town of Freedom has a quote from someone that can repair the stones, but we are in a time crunch before his deadline. It is the Town's responsibility to get this done and we are willing to help, there is no pay, but you can get a lot satisfaction from seeing how even a few hours’ work can make a big difference. You don't need to be a resident of Freedom, just have a strong back and a willingness to get the job done.

You can contact Kim Holmes, her number is in the book or the Town Office, 382 6177.

Now is the time for you to step up to the plate and volunteer some of your time for the good of the town.

Door to Door:

This is a reminder to all of Freedom’s residents,, there will be a door to door pick-up  on Saturday, June 7 starting at 7:00 a.m.   You can start getting your “stuff” together now and have plenty of time for it  to be picked up.  Cemetery:

Voice of Freedom:

I want to say “Happy Birthday” to my son Chuck, who grows dearer to me with each passing year.  I am so blessed to have him in my life every day and I just want to say, “May you have many more happy and healthy years and may all your wishes and dreams come true”. You have made me 49 times happier than the day you were born and I couldn’t be more proud of you then I am.  I love you and look forward to spending many more years together with you and the family!

Mount View SAD 3 Seedlings for Sale:

The Greenhouse is Open:

We are opening Tuesday, May 6, 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays 9:a.m until 1:00 p.m.
There are catalogs available and order forms with all the students involved and plants etc.

For more information, you may contact:

Patty Armstrong
Alternative Education Director
Mount View High School
577 Mount View Road
Thorndike, Maine 04986
(207) 568-3255 ext. 1209


Please contact me at 649-33318 with any news you want to share.



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