Freedom Town News

By Sallyann Hadyniak | May 22, 2014
Source: Internet



Public Supper:

There will be a public supper at the Freedom Congregational Church Hall located on Pleasant Street on Saturday, June 7 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The menu will consist of:ham,  mashed potatoes, baked beans, vegetable, dinner rolls, punch, coffee and assorted homemade pies.


The cost is: Adults $7.00 Children 12 and under $3.00 and children 3 and under eat free!


The hall is handicap accessible via the back door and all proceeds benefit church projects



The Town Office will be closed on Memorial Day Monday, May 26.


The next scheduled Selectmen’s Meeting is on Monday, June 2 at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m.

Freedom Recreational Committee:

The Freedom Recreational Committee is trying to improve our little league baseball complex by adding a new announcers booth/ storage shed (also if possible new bleachers for the ball diamond.) This would be located behind the backstop of the baseball field behind Freedom Town Office-71 Pleasant Street Freedom Maine (Mitchell Field). We are a nonprofit organization.

We have redone our ball field and have been working on the playground with several new improvements and pieces of equipment such as swings, sand box, teeter totter, dome climber, 3 new picnic tables along with a new Gazebo. We now also have walking paths that have been built and we are working on more

We will be having all volunteers working together to build this as a community for our little league/farm team/Old Mill School/all of our area kids.

We are looking to see if any of our town vendors/citizens would be interested in making a donation to help us out. We have a small group trying to raise money for this project. We are also trying to get the materials donated to keep our cost down.

Any donation would be greatly appreciated

Any donation is tax deductible and we will give you a receipt. Please give us your company name, address & phone number (business card if you have one) this info will be used on our sponsorship wall with plaques.

Our address is Town of Freedom, 71 Pleasant Street, Freedom Maine 04941 or you can call Cindy @ 207-382-6177 or Erna @ 207-382-6178

Thank You for your support…

Our Recreational Committee Appreciates It!

Fed Tax ID # 01-6014937

Ernestine Keller

Recreational Member & Treasurer-Town of Freedom

71 Pleasant Road

Freedom, Maine 04941

Cynthia Abbott

Recreational Member & Clerk-Town of Freedom


Friday, May 30 is recyclable day, so put what you have out by 7:00 a.m. for pick-up.


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.

Hike the Hill and Chicken BBQ

On Saturday, June 21,, Freedom Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a fundraiser to support the Wilderness Walk For Warriors. The fundraiser will consist of a morning hike on the George’s Highland Trail on Frye Mountain followed by a chicken barbeque at the Freedom Fire House. Members of the Wilderness Walk for Warriors will be participating in the hike.

To pre-purchase tickets $8.00 per plate and $15.00 per hiker or for more information, contact Jeff Bishop at 322-1888, or e-mail or contact any member of the Freedom Fire Department.

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.

Voice of Freedom:

Birthday Greetings:

A “Happy Birthday” to Tim Abbott who reached a milestone of 50 years on May 19.  He celebrated with his family and a good time was had by all.  May you have many more happy and healthy years Tim and may all your wishes and dreams come true!

Speaking about an Abbott, Theresa Abbott, Tim’s mom is so very happy because she found a doctor that has helped her and she is feeling so much better she feels like sitting on top of the world.  I’m very happy for you Theresa, may all your future days be better than the day before.

Card of Thanks:

Marilyn Perry would like to say a special “Thank You” to all those that attended the services of her deceased husband, Cy this past Saturday, May 17.  Special thanks go out to Myrick Cross who performed the service, Diane Jones who prepared most of the food and baked a delicious cake and those that prepared covered dishes, and the men who worked with Cy for many years that came up from Mass. by bus to attend the service.

Fun Time:

On Saturday, May 17, my grandsons Tyler and Kyle got together at their home with (their friends since second grade right up through high school) Mitchell Ryan who attends Thomas College, Alec Davis who attends West Point Academy in New York and Nate Sigouin who is employed in Pennsylvania had a last get-together before the start of summer and they go their separate ways.  They played video games, ate snacks, played a game on the ground outdoor in the fog that normally is played in a pool, stayed up until a reasonable hour and then went to sleep.  In the morning, Chuck made them all a breakfast of juice, milk, pancakes, eggs and home fries.  Then they trucked it over to my house carrying the canoe, kayak and my row boat and had a good ole time on my pond.  Then Tyler and Nate wound up on the island and somehow, Nate pushed Tyler in the pond.  I believe all the boys were wet in one way or another but Tyler was all wet.  With all the antics they did having a great time, no one was hurt and a great time was had by all.  Even though they are all 21, they still have that little boy within each of them.

I really believe that these five young men will remain “best friends” throughout their lives no matter where the road takes them.

Until next week, everyone have a great holiday weekend and a safe one.

Please contact me with anything you would like to share with my readers by calling 649-3318 or e mail me at

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