Freedom Town News

By SallyAnn Hadyniak | Oct 12, 2018


Halloween party

Sunday, October 28 from 6:00 p.m-8:00 p.m. at the Freedom Town Election Hall the Rec Comm. will hold their Halloween Party and their Trunk or Treat in the Town Office Parking Lot. This is a FREE event for the children. There will be a bounce house, games, bags of treats, pictures with the wooden witch, Kitty Kat best costume prize and refreshments will be served. If you would like to donate something to the cause, and we would totally appreciate it, please contact me at 382-6024 or Cindy at 382-6177.

4-H Auction

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H in Waldo County is holding a 4-H Auction, and a bake sale, on Saturday, Oct. 20, preview is at 12 – noon and the auction will start at 1 p.m., at the Mount View High School cafeteria, 577 Mt. View Road, Thorndike.

All proceeds support Waldo County 4-H programs. Numerous Waldo County businesses and individuals generously donated to make the auction possible.

The community auction is the largest annual fundraiser of the Waldo County 4-H Leaders’ Association, which supports county 4-H youth programming, and offers full and partial scholarships for youth citizenship programs (Citizenship Washington Focus), National 4-H events and more. Mark Bradstreet of Down East Auctions will be the auctioneer this year. Be sure to buy Golden Paddle raffle tickets for auction dollars, participate in the Mystery Box Gift Silent Auction, savor a baked good item, bid on local products, services and homemade pies. What a great way to have some fun shopping for special gifts to give or treat yourself in a special way while supporting 4-H youth here in Waldo County.

Public previews of auction items are available online at, and beginning at noon at the cafeteria on the day of the auction. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Joyce Weaver, 342-5971,

Free Rabies Clinic

The next rabies clinic sponsored by the Waldo County Humane Society will be Oct. 20 at the Brooks Fire Station from 9 to 11 a.m.

The November rabies clinic sponsored by the Waldo County Humane Society will be Nov. 10 at the Searsmont Town Office in the Community Room from 9 to 11 a.m. Dr. Caputo of Belfast Veterinary Hospital will administer the shots.

Rabies shots are free to animal owners residing in Waldo County. Pets from other counties are welcome to come for shots for a fee of $7. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Please bring all animals on leashes or in portable pet carriers. It is also important to bring proof of a previous rabies shot so your pet can receive a 3 year rabies certificate.

In addition to the rabies shots, coupon discounts toward the cost of having pets spayed or neutered will be available. For information about the clinics, call 852-5033 or 323-6308. The Waldo County Humane Society is also on Facebook.

Antiques Appraisal Night

Freedom Community Historical Society is presenting an Antiques Appraisal Night on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dirigo Grange Hall. Wondering what it’s worth? Trash or Treasure? Freedom’s “Antiques Road Show” $5 admission with one item, and after that, one item for $7 or three items for $15. Bob Stover, Paul Flynn and Roy Bryant will be the auctioneers! Tables of collectables will be available for sale. Tables will cost $10 each. Share your collectables and keep the proceeds. Also there will be a table showing the contents from Fred Flye’s attic. This is a fundraiser for the Freedom Community Historical Society. Donations are accepted and appreciated. Refreshments will be served.

Veterans Day

Freedom Rec. Committee will hold its annual Veterans Day service on Sunday, Nov. 11, starting with the tolling of the bells at 11 a.m. Paul Flynn will lead off with a prayer, Tyler C. Hadyniak will be the MC, there will be a group of singers from the Chordsmen and a variety of speakers. We are now looking for veterans, flag holders, color guards and basically some others to take part in the program. We would appreciate any volunteers, and if you are interested, please contact Cindy Abbott by calling 382-6177. After the ceremony, refreshments will be served in the church hall. The back door is handicapped accessible.

Freedom Village events

Save the date: Dec. 8. More info to follow. Freedom Rec. Christmas Craft Fair, Freedom Congregational Church Cookie Walk and Indoor Yard Sale, Freedom Community Historical Society tree lighting, potluck supper, contra dance.


Freedom Board of Selectmen will meet Monday, Oct. 22, starting at 6 p.m. All selectmen’s meetings are open to the public.

Dirigo Grange 98 will meet Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Grange Hall starting at 6:30 p.m.


Recyclables will be collected the last Friday of the month, Oct. 26, starting at 7 p.m. Please have your recyclables out by then.

Voice of Freedom

Get well wishes to Viola Greeley who is recuperating from surgery. Heal soon, Viola.

Lynn and Chuck Hadyniak held their sixth annual Puppy Birthday Pawty for their bloodhound Stella. Her two siblings from Rhode Island attended, among many other breeds such as, a collie, bulldog, St. Bernard, two bloodhounds, Chihuahua, Labradoodle, black Lab, yellow Lab, mixed breeds and others I didn’t know. Approximately 20 were in attendance. A good time was had by all the breeds and the humans. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, doggie cupcakes, and the pooches all had treats made up of ground beef and mashed potatoes.

If you have anything you would like to share with the readers of TRJ, please contact me at the above number.

Until next week, stay well, stay safe, be kind to each other and God bless!



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