By Sallyann Hadyniak | Aug 10, 2017

 Fresh Veggies:

Polly and Prentice at Villageside Farm have opened a Farm Market stand every Tuesday afternoon from 4-6 P.M.  Everyone is welcome!  They have the freshest possible produce of the week from their certified organic farm fields.  Stop by and see what's in season!  The usual is as follows: fresh herbs: cilantro, dill, basil & parsley...pesto season!  And garlic scapes, Greens, greens, greens....lettuce, kale, salad mix, arugula, microgreens, Swiss chard

Lots of cucumbers, plenty of zucchini & summer squash, scallions, radishes beets, cabbages and more.  Show your support and stop by.

The farm is located across the street from the Pleasant Hill Cemetery on 137 in Freedom.


 The Kennebec Valley Chordsmen, that marvelous men's barbershop harmony chorus, is putting on their 45th annual show September 30th at the Ayotte Auditorium on the Thomas College campus in Waterville. The same place as last year. The show is "A Patriotic Salute to WWII" and all veterans and active military personnel. Featuring The Chordsmen Chorus and Quartets, Mainly Harmony Chorus, Exchange St. Quartet and Sound Check the Waterville HS Chorus. 

 Tickets can be purchased at the door or from any Chordsman. Galen Larrabee and Dave Bridges are local members and will be happy to provide tickets in advance.

 The Freedom Recreational Upcoming Event:

 PARADE:    Saturday, August 26.  Lineup is at 9:00 a.m. on Bryant Road and the Parade starts at 10.00 a.m.   

The theme for this year’s parade given by the Freedom Rec. Committee is:

                             Paws for a Cause

We will be collecting donations of money, dog and cat food, treats, blankets, carriers, coats, sweaters, leashes, collars, etc. and so much more.  We will donate it to the Waterville Humane Society.  You can bring your donations to the Town Office and give it to Cindy.

There will also be a Chicken BBQ given by the Freedom Volunteer Fire Department which will be held in the Freedom Park, a yard sale, games, Pine Tree Boat Association of antique boats on Freedom Pond starting at 11:30 a.m.

Music for your entertainment and a variety of games to be played.

We would like to see the residents join in the parade and in the festivities afterward. Show your support and let’s give to the animals who always give us their unconditional love. 

 Annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, December 9 starting at 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Freedom Town Office and Election Hall.  There will be local crafters and table fee is $10.00 each.  The theme is “The Grinch” and you can have for picture taken with him for FREE.   Also we always have lots of nice items on our Silent Auction, Chinese Auction, and there will be a drawing on a boy and a girl Christmas stocking.  Teddy Bear Drawing, Kids Decorated Christmas Tree Drawing, 50/50 raffle and we will have lunch for sale.  Proceeds from the Silent Auction & lunch sales will go towards the maintenance & improvements for the Freedom Ball Field.

 Also we are looking for BARBIE FURNITURE for our next project, donation or cheap, you can contact Cindy at our Town Office 382-.6177.

It is time to start reserving you table now!


 The Selectmen will meet at the Town Office on Monday, August 21 starting at 6:00 p.m.

Crafting, knitting, crocheting, cross stitching better known as the S B girls.

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:


What I am hoping for now is that we can recruit some volunteers. For the Freedom Rec. Comm. We are only a handful of people and we could really use the help.  Our projects include, a parade in the summer, Veteran’s Day, Halloween, Christmas Craft Fair and whatever else that might cone up.  Think about it, we meet once a month, no dues involved and remember, it is for the benefit of the children that we would like to make plans so that when that grow up they will gave fond memories of Freedom. I can’t stress enough how much we need the help of volunteers.  Literally there is only Cindy Abbott, Erna Keller, myself and Marilyn Perry and we are limited as to what we can do due to health issues.  Our goal is to hold events for the community and the children of Freedom.  I would love to see some of the new young residents get involved.  All we ask for a little bit of your time.

If you have anything of interest for my readers please contact me.

Until next week, stay cool, stay safe and God Bless!

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