Freedom Town News

By Sallyann Hadyniak | Aug 28, 2014
Photo by: Sallyann Hadyniak


Happy 80th Birthday t0 Theressa Abbott who celebrated her birthday with family and friends at a surprise party which was held at the snowmobile club in Monroe.

It was well attended and was given by her children.  Her daughter-in-law Cindy made a beautiful two tiered birthday cake with a teapot on the top since Theressa collects tea pots  There was plenty of food, good company and a lot of pictures were taken. Everyone had a great time and Thressa was totally surprised.  We are wishing you many more happy and healthy years!


The Dirigo Grange #98 will meet at the Grange Hall on Thursday, September 4 starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Selectmen will hold their meeting at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m. to sign the warrants. This is open to the public to attend.

The Planning Board will meet at the Town Office on Tuesday, September 9 starting at 7:00 p.m.

The Historical Society will meet at the home of Viola Greeley on Wednesday September 10 starting at 7:00 p.m.  Members of the cemetery are welcome to attend (Cindy, Erna, Steve and Kim etc.

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 @ 207-382-617 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

The Kennebec Valley Chordsmen

They will be putting on their 42nd annual show Sept. 27 at the Waterville Opera House; 2:00 P.M. This year there is only one show. Tickets, $15.00, (students though high school at no charge) may be purchased from any member, at the Opera Hose the day of the show or by contacting the Opera House beforehand. Locally tickets can be purchased from Dave Bridges, 382-6221, or Galen Larrabee, 568-3538. And let them know if you want to put an ad for your business in the program for the show. They will be happy to oblige.

The Chordsmen is a barbershop harmony chorus of roughly 30 men ranging in age from teenagers to octogenarians who love to sing barbershop. The chorus will perform along with 4 quartets and the highly acclaimed Mount View Singers from Mount View High School under the direction of Dr. David Stevenson who in the past directed the Chordsmen for 18 years as well.  It is a great way to enjoy a fall afternoon of music, and after the show the audience may join the singers for refreshments and more songs at the afterglow.

For more information about the Chordsmen go to on the web.

Voice of Freedom:

Spaulding Family Reunion:

The yearly Spaulding Family Reunion was held two weeks ago at the home of Lorraine Overlock   It was well attended by approximately 130 people.  Tents were set up, people brought all kinds of food and there was a chicken BBQ.  A good time was had by all.

Labor Day:

Monday September 1, is Labor Day which many celebrate by having family and friends over for a picnic.  It also Is a reminder that Summer is over!  Where did it go   At any rate, enjoy the long weekend and have a safe holiday.

Grandparents Day:

On Sunday, September 7 please remember “Grandparent’s Day”  It’s the day that we try to visit, go out to eat, give some gifts, or just spend time together enjoying each other’s company.  It’s also a special day to remember those that are gone by visiting their gravesites if possible.  At any rate, enjoy the day with those you love.

Back to School and College:

By now most students have returned back to school and college.  Good luck to everyone and make the best of the education you are getting.

Please contact me if you have any news to share.


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