By Sallyann Hadyniak | Oct 12, 2017
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Trunk or  Treat: In addition to our Halloween Party, we are adding something new. We will have a trunk or treat event at our Town Office parking lot from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. You are invited to fill your trunks of your automobiles with candy, fruit, cookies, etc. for children of all ages to give your treats to from the trunks of your cars.

Halloween Party:

The Freedom Rec. Comm. is planning their annual Halloween Party which is a Community Event. It will be held on Sunday, October 22 at the Town Office Election Hall on Pleasant Street. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. There will be games for all ages, refreshments, prizes, and so much more. So mark your calendar and don’t forget to come with your children for a fun time. You can look us up on face book by typing in Freedom Boosters & Recreational Committee. Pass the word around to you friends and neighbors.
The Rec. Comm. Is looking for volunteers to help decorate both buildings for Halloween. If you are interested, you can come down between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for those are the hours that the office is open.  He judging will be done at 6:30 sharp.  I hope to see you all there!

Selectmen’s Meeting:

The next Selectmen’s meeting will be held on Monday, October 23, at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m.  All meetings are open to the public.

Dirigo Grange #98:  The Grange will hold their meeting on Thursday, October 19 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Relaxation Time:

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

Save the Date:

Dirigo Grange Pie Sale for Thanksgiving: The Dirigo Grange #98 is having a Baked Pie Sale on Saturday, November 18 at the Grange Hall located on Rt.137 in Freedom. They are now taking orders for Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan and Chocolate Cream Pies! You can call Roberta at 382-3166 and leave a message placing your order in advance or contact Lorrain Overlock and you will be able to pick up your pies between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon. The cost of the pies are between $10.00 and $12.00.

Veterans Day:

Saturday, November 11 we will be holding our usual services at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Freedom.  We have a wall with pictures of veterans from all branches of the service that we are proud to display.  This year I am asking the residents of Freedom to submit not only a photo of a Freedom resident Veteran, but a photo of any Freedom resident FAMILY member.  It is our way to give thanks to them serving our country. You can drop it off at the Town Office during open office hours.

The services will be held at the Veterans Memorial Park on Pleasant Street next to the church.  It will start at 11:00 a.m. sharp, on November 11 and the bells will toll the eleventh hour.  Tyler Charles Hadyniak will be MC for the program, the Chordsmen will sing, there will be music and Roy Ward, a WW11 Veteran will celebrate his 98 year young birthday.  Refreshments will be served in the church basement.  We hope to see many there because it is on a Saturday.

Voice of Freedom:

Bob and Judy Stover recently began a “next chapter”. Opening their used book boutique “The Next Chapter” on the corner of High and Pleasant Street in Freedom.

Judy recently retired after working over thirty years as secretary for The Commons at Tall Pines in Belfast. Bob (Jr.) founded and continues to publish a statewide monthly trade newspaper, “The Maine Journal of Antiques & Collectibles” from their home - that is also home to their new shop.

The former Knowlton property was remodeled last year to accommodate their new venture. Basically, an attached two car garage was converted into a library/showroom for the Stover’s various collections to be displayed and offered for sale to the public.

Over many years, Judy has collected books written by Maine authors and has read a myriad of novels by various contemporary authors. She also enjoys collecting children’s books. Bob collects nonfiction, reference works including a good size collection of gardening, European and American history, art and biographies, even cookbooks (a lot of cookbooks!).

Intermixed with books are a changing selection of fine crystal and china, rare prints, stamps, frames, magazines, and musical instruments.

A musician for as long as he can remember, Bob has stocked the shop with a few new and used guitars, amps, and accessories suitable for beginning musicians or for those continuing their passion for the profession that has meant so much to him through his life.

The shop is generally open Wednesday through Sunday, from 12 noon ‘til 6. If the sign is out and the open flag is flying, Bob and Judy invite you to stop in and browse their inventory of collectibles, instruments, and a few thousand many gently used books.

Until next week, stay safe, stay well and enjoy the fall weather and the foliage.


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