Freedom Town News

By Sallyann Hadyniak | Jun 26, 2014
Source: Internet

Public Supper:

On Saturday, July 5, there will be a public supper at the Freedom Congregational Church Hall from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The menu consists of the following:

Roast pork, mashed potatoes, carrots, baked beans, coleslaw, dinner rolls, gravy, applesauce, punch, coffee and assorted pies.

The cost per adult is $7.00, children 12 and under $3.00, and children under 3 eat free!

The hall is handicap accessible via the back door.

All proceeds benefit church projects.

Selectmen’s Meeting:

The next scheduled Selectmen’s Meeting will be held on Monday, June 30 at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m.  It is a public meeting and residents are invited to attend.

The Dirigo Grange #98 will meet on Thursday, July 3 at the Grange Hall starting at 7:00 p.m.  New members are welcome to attend.

The Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, July 8 at the Town Office starting at 7:00 p.m.  This is also a public meeting.

Friday, July 4 is Independence Day:

Independence Day by Abbe

In the year of 1776
That paper was decreed -
They were tired of oppression
And wanted to be freed

They wrote a DeclarationS

o the whole world would see -
This was, "the home of the brave
And the land of the free"

They signed that piece of parchment
The leaders of this land -
Knowing, divided they would fall
But, together they could stand

A new world lay before them
Untamed from shore to shore -
They swore the would protect it
If it meant going to war

Battles have been fought -
And many lives have been lost -
So sad something so basic
Has such a high, high cost

'Seems freedom is a luxury
There's some would bind us all -
Like then, together, we can stand
But divided, we will fall

More than two hundred years
Have past by since that day
That each of us celebrate
In our own different way

We should be proud and thankful
Pay our share of the cost -
Not take freedom for granted
For it easily could be lost


Waldo County WWII Veterans Recognition Ceremony

On Sunday, June 29, at 2:00 p.m. on the Bank of America Campus, 21 Schoodic Drive in Belfast, Me., the American Legion, District 11, Department of Maine will hold a ceremony to honor Waldo County World War II veterans. The ceremony comes 70 years after D-Day, June 6, 1944, when the allies with the largest air, land, and sea operation before or since turned the tide against Nazi fortress Europe.

Refreshments will follow the ceremony.

Please call Lance Weddell (207) 223-5357 if you have questions or if you are a Waldo County WWII veteran and haven't been contacted by an American Legion member.

Bible School:

The Freedom Congregational Church will be holding a “Vacation Bible School”

at the Freedom Congregational Church on Pleasant Street.

It will be starting on Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

It will be an Island adventure, Bible time, crafts, games and parents are welcome to stay.

Book Exchange:

Report from the Book Exchange.

A very generous donation of 50 large print books from Centerpoint Books in Thorndike will allow for expansion of that category.  Many interesting titles, both fiction and non-fiction, will soon be on the shelves.  Many thanks to Centerpoint Books.  There will be no need for your magnifiers with these books!


As many of you know, this is the season for the turtles to lay their eggs.  For many years, residents near Mitchell Road have enjoyed watching the same huge snapping turtle lay her eggs in the same place each in June near the bridge.

This year, a driver deliberately veered over to the edge of the road to run her over, as witnessed by the vehicle behind.

I don’t know if there are any rules regarding turtles safety, but if there are, I would love to ask anyone that may have heard of a certain someone running over this turtle to come forward and report it to the Wildlife and Refuge? Or someone!

Historical Society:

We are trying to raise money to finish off the interior of the ole Meeting Hall.  We still have the following articles for sale.  Please take the time to check out this list and if you are interested in purchasing anything, you can contact any member of the Historical Society including me.  They are as follows:

The large map of Freedom $35.00, Pictures (examples in the Annex of the Town Office), $25.00, $35.00 and $45.00 each, Cook Books, CD pictures of the Bi-Centennial, Bi-Centennial Coin, each $10.00, T. Shirts on sale, $15.00 each or 2 for $25.00, $10.00 each or two for $15.00, Post cards $1.00 each and there are 6 different picture postcards, souvenir program from the Bi-Centennial on sale for $5.00,

These all make beautiful gifts, for any special occasion, so if you haven’t purchased one yet as a gift or for yourself, contact Lorraine Overlook, Myrick Cross,  or myself and we will be happy to fill your order,.  If you have any questions, call one of the members of the Historical Society.

Avian Haven:

Diane and Mark have posted a slide show describing a few of their winter-spring guests.  You can find it on the slide shows page of their website. They hope you enjoy it!

Avian Haven was incorporated as a nonprofit organization, Marc Payne and Diane Winn in February, 1999.  Since that time their annual case load has increased from about 300 to about 1,500, making them one of the largest rehabilitation practices in New England.  All told to date, nearly 12,000 birds from more then 100 species have been treated at Avian Haven.  Diane and Marc remain the managers and core of the year-round staff.

Avian Haven is a hospital for wild birds in Freedom and we are so proud to have that type of facility in our own hometown.  They are a non profit organization.

If you have found a bird in distress, call them at 382-6761.

Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program:

(VLMP) is offering a free Invasive Plant Identification and Introductory Invasive Plant Patrol workshop July 15, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Liberty. Early detection of invasive plants that can choke our lakes means better swimming, boating and fishing for all of us. Learn more/register at or call 207-783-7733.

Participants should bring a "bag dinner” and expect a great hands-on experience. Host organization Citizens Association of Liberty Lakes will provide beverages.

Crafts etc.:

Knitting, crocheting etc instructions are being given to those that would like to learn how to, and spend a few hours with others at the Town Office starting at 2:00 p.m. every Tuesday.  So come on down for two hours of learning, socializing, etc.

Voice of Freedom:

Happy Birthday to Warren Moody who celebrated his birthday number 85 at his home with his 5 children and 29 family members.  Warren, May you have many more happy and healthy days, and may all your wishes and dreams come true.

Happy Birthday to Hilary Fleming who celebrated her special day with her family.  I hope you have many more special years Hilary, and may they be filled with lots of good health, good luck, and lots of love.

Until next week, take care, stay well and enjoy life!

Contact me at 382-6024 or

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