Freedom Town News

By Sallyann Hadyniak | Aug 01, 2014
Source: Internet

Public Supper:

On Saturday, August 2, there will be a public supper at the Freedom Congregational Church Hall located on Pleasant Street in Freedom from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

The Menu will consist of:

Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Tossed Salad, Baked Beans, Gravy, Dinner rolls, Punch, Coffee and Assorted Pies.

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

The hall is handicap accessible via the back door.

All proceeds benefit church projects.


Blueberry Festival:

The Dirigo Grange will hold their Blueberry Festival on Saturday, August 9 at the Dirigo Grange Hall on Rt. 137 starting at 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The menu will consist of:

Turkey Salad, Pasta Salad, Blueberries with cream, Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Muffins, rolls, biscuits, cold drinks, coffee.

Adults: $10.00, Children 12 and under $6.00.

Take the wife out of the kitchen, take the family out to enjoy a meal cooked by the best and meet your friends and neighbors there and enjoy it all.


The next Selectmen’s Meeting is Monday, August 4 to open up the bids for the Keen Hall better known as “The Principal’s House”.

Then the next scheduled Selectmen’s meeting will be on Monday August 11 at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m.  This is an open meeting and the public is invited to attend,.


The Knitting Group meets every Tuesday at the Town Office starting at 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  You don’t have to be a resident of Freedom, everyone is welcome to join in with your crafts (regardless of what it is) and have a little relaxation from everyday at home with women who like to have some fun.  By the way, men are invited also.  I know of a few that do knitting but won’t admit to it.  There is no such thing as only women knit, crochet, etc.


On Thursday, August 7, the Dirigo Grange will hold their meeting at the Dirigo Grange hall starting at 7:30 p.m.   If you are interested in joining the Dirigo Grange, go to the meeting and ask anyone of the members how to join.


The Planning Board will meet at the Town Office on Tuesday, August 12 starting at 7:00 p.m. This is an open meeting and the public is welcome to attend.


Wednesday, August 13 the Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting at the home of Viola Greeley starting at 7:00 p.m.

The Freedom Historical Society still has some items that are for sale, if you are interested, pleased call Viola, Lorraine Overlock or any member of the society,  The items are as follows:

Antique Town Map                         $30.00

Bicentennial Souvenir Booklets      $  5.00

Bicentennial Souvenir Coin             $10.00

Cookbook                                         $10.00

Original Scrapbooks                       $10.00

Bicentennial T-shirts                      $10.00 limited sizes

Reproduced Post Card Photo          $25.00 (8X10) $35.00 (12X16) $45.00 (12X34)

From the Penobscot Marine Museum Collection)

Contact Myrick Cross 382-6155 or e mail


Animal Control Officer:

If you need the assistance of the animal  control officer (ACO) Call Scott Holmes at 382-6245 or 314-7438,  It has been reported that there are a lot of animals running loose, lost and found.


Town Office Hours:

Monday through, Friday 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Open every Monday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Open the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.

Closed on all legal holidays.


Voice of Freedom:

Tim and Tami Turner and their son returned home safely from a trip to Italy and other countries.  They had a wonderful time and had met their exchange student Lorenzo’s family; a good time was had by all.  Welcome home!


Steve and Judy Bennett’s cow gave birth to a baby boy!  Congratulations guys!  I hope he grows up to be big and tender.  I have to get over there to take some shots of him before he gets too big!  Maybe the next one will be a girl.  Congratulations!


I understand that Steve and Kim Holmes also were away on vacation and have returned home safely.  Welcome back home guys.  It’s nice to go away but always nicer to return home.


Tyler, Kyle, Mariah and Chuck attended a Billy Joel concert at the Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts.  It was Mariah’s first time seeing Billy and I can‘t remember how many times the Hadyniak guys have seen him.  Last time was in .December of 2013 (7 months ago) they drove down to Miami, Florida, attended the concert and drove back home! They remind me of the guy that would walk a mile for a Camel!  If anything, it was good bonding time spent well.

Mama stayed home with baby Ellie, she is growing like a weed and her and Stella (the bloodhound) are like mother and daughter or sisters.  They get along so well and they are so much fun to watch.


It’s finally time to clean up and out the basement.  Funny thing is most of it is my mom’s, and my sister-in-law’s stuff.  Well some of it is mine too.  I have many craft, knitting crocheting, etc books, two kitchen sets, one is chrome and one was my grandfather’s.  The table has the porcelain top with a draw for silverware and the two sides pull out. The table is a pedestal table. The chairs are scalloped and redone would make a fantastic kitchen set.  The ole singer sewing machine, a Singer console sewing machine with attachments and accessories, a hideaway bed sofa, and more.  I think I’m going to call the auction for them to come and get it and when they sell it they can send me a check. 
This way I won’t have any headaches that involve a yard sale.  If I didn’t know any better I would think it was spring.

Well I guess that’s it for this week folks, so until next week, have a safe one and enjoy the warm weather.









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