By Sallyann Hadyniak | Oct 14, 2016

The Freedom Rec. Committee will hold their meeting on Tuesday, every week at 3:30 in the Town Office until Halloween.
FRC is planning a Community Event, namely a “Halloween Costume Party” to be held on Sunday, October 23 from 6-8 at the Town Office Voting Building at 71 Pleasant Street. Ribbons will be given for first, second and third place. Prizes will be given to the nicest, scariest and most original. Age category is babies, 2-5 years, 6-8 years and 10-12 years. There will be music, treat bags and games, crafts, pictures to be taken with a wooden witch, kitty cat costume,(BEST),and pumpkin decorating.  So mark your calendar and save the date. You will have time enough to decide what costume to dress your children in. Come one, come all, come out and have a ball! This will be our third annual Halloween Party, so please take part in having a good time and make our efforts as a committee to be a success!    If all goes well, a very special surprise will be in store for everyone!  More details to follow. If you are interested in helping decorate, please contact Cindy at 382-6177.  We could use all the help we can get.


The Special Town Meeting Results:

The Special Town Meeting and Hearing was held on Thursday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m.  The residents in attendance voted to pass Article 2: To see if the voters of the Town of Freedom will vote to approve an initiative whereby the Town of Freedom would become responsible for solid waste, recyclables and the annual spring clean-up. 

It was approved and will begin February 1, 2017. 

Also approved was Article 3:  To see if the voters of the Town of Freedom will vote to approve an expenditure of up to $50,000.00 from the Undesignated Fund Balance to buy a Garbage Compacter, Truck and Recycle Trailer.

Article 4 was also approved:  To see if the voters of the Town of Freedom will vote to authorize the Selectmen to put the following town owned properties up for sale by closed bid, with all proceeds being deposited in the Undesignated Fund Balance.

(1)  Tax Map 6, Lot 16 located on the Mitchell Road and

(2)  Tax Map 10, Lot 7 located on Rt. 137.



There will be a free rabies clinic on October 22 at the Brooks Fire Station in

Brooks.  The clinic is free of charge for Waldo County residents and sponsored by the Waldo County Humane Society.  For more information, call 852-503

The Selectmen’s Meeting will be held on Monday, October 24, at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m.



Recyclables will be picked up on Monday, October 24.  Please have your recyclables out by 7:00 a.m.


Freedom Community Historical Society:

There was an election of officers at the October 12 meeting.  Stepping down as President, Viola Greeley held this office for decades.  Thank you Viola for your many years of leadership.  The newly elected officers for 2016-2017 are as follows:  Myrick Cross, President, David Adamson Vice President, Kate Flynn, Secretary and Paul Flynn, Treasurer.  Congratulations to the new officers.


There will be a Fall Follies held at the Dirigo #98 Grange Hall (RT.137) on Saturday, November 12, starting at 6:30 p.m. It will be the Second Annual Freedom Fall Follies.  We are seeking talent!  If you have some talent in any type of area, such as singing, playing an instrument, comedian, story teller, dancer, juggler, poetry, no matter what, we want live acts.   Any type of entertainment.  Refreshments will be served, and there will be a 50-50 raffle. Donations accepted at the door.  Please contact Paul Flynn, 314-5525 or David Adamson,

Volunteers and Help Needed:

There are several areas that we could use the help of volunteers.  We are also looking for new members to join the Freedom Booster & Rec Comm., The Dirigo Grange #98 and The Freedom Community Historical Society.  If you want to join the FCHS the dues for one year is $10.00. I realize many people don’t like to make a commitment to any organization, and if that’s the reason you hesitate to join, maybe you can find the time to volunteer some of your time sometimes.

The Rec. Comm. will start off the month of October with our annual Halloween party for the youngsters on October 23, in November we will have our annual Veteran’s Day program on November 11 and in December, Meet the Grinch, Christmas Craft Fair on December 10.  LOCAL CRAFTERS WANTED…..Table fee - $10.00 each.  Plus one donated item to be raffled off by rec. dept.  We would gladly accept any donation for our Silent Auction.  The Grinch will be our theme.  We will appreciate those of you who would like to come and help us decorate, etc.  Giving you plenty of time to think about it.


Freedom Volunteer Fire Department

The Freedom Volunteer Fire Department will hold their annual “Hunter’s Breakfast” on Saturday, November 12 from 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the Freedom Fire Department located on 75 Pleasant Street.  The menu will consist of: eggs to order, pancakes, bacon and sausage, toast, beans, hash browns, coffee and juice, all for only $7.00 per person. Take the family out for breakfast and your better half out of the kitchen and meet your neighbors and friends there. By the way, you don’t have to be a hunter!  Show the department your support.


Crafting, knitting, crocheting, cross stitching etc.

Every Tuesday the S & B Girls will be meeting at the Town Office starting at 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. We do all kinds of crocheting, knitting, stitching and or crafts.  Anyone can come on down and join us, learn how to do what is of interest to you and join in the fun.  Every week books are available for your taking to choose from for patterns and instructions of anything you may want to do.  The books are donated and they are yours for the taking. (Free).  Looking forward to seeing some new faces so won’t you join us in the fun and two hours of relaxation.


Voice of Freedom:



Below, is a list the upcoming “probate basics” workshops where Susan Longley tries to help folks understand and organize their own medical and legal powers of attorney.  

You know how far your neighbors might be willing to drive, so if you see one or a few workshops that you think would interest your readers, here is the list.

Islesboro Library, Sun., 10/9, 2:00 – 4:00

Liberty Library, Mon., 10/17, 6:30 - 8:00

Camden-Rock. H.S., Tues., 10/18, 6:00 - 8:00

Belfast H.S., Tues., 10/25, 6:00 – 8:00

Searsport Library, Wed., 10/26, 3:00 – 4:30 

Unity Community Center Thursday, 10/27, 1:00 – 2:00

If you have any questions you can call Susan at 207-415-8686

Until next week, stay well, stay safe and God Bless.



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