Freedom Town News

By SallyAnn Hadyniak | Oct 27, 2018
Photo by: Sallyann Hadyniak Roy Ward on his 98th birthday Nov. 11, 2017.

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Public Supper

There will be a public supper at the Freedom Congregational Church on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 4:30 until 6 p.m. at the Freedom Congregational Church Hall. The menu will consist of turkey, masked potatoes, vegetable, baked beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, dinner rolls, punch, coffee, tea and punch. Assorted desserts will be served also

The cost is $8 per adult, $3 for children 12 and under, and children 3 and under eat free!

The church hall is handicapped accessible via the back door. All proceeds benefit church projects.

Hunters' Breakfast

On Saturday, Nov. 10, from 5 until 10 a.m. at the Freedom Fire Department, 75 Pleasant St. This is not limited to hunters. Anyone can attend. Get out of the kitchen and come and meet your neighbors, friends, family and have a good time. Support your Freedom Volunteer Fire Department.

The menu consists of eggs to order, pancakes, bacon, sausage. hash browns, toast, beans, coffee and juice.

Suggested donation $7 per person.

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 collectibles will be available for sale. Tables will cost $10 each. Share your collectibles 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 the annual Veterans Day Services 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 master of ceremonies, 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 in donating along the refreshment line, please contact Cindy Abbott by calling 382-6177 or me at 382-6024. After the services, refreshments will be served in the church hall. The back door is handicapped accessible.

Save the date

Freedom Village events, 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

Rabies Clinic

The next rabies clinic sponsored by the Waldo County Humane Society will be Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Searsmont Town Office in the community room from 9 to 11 a.m. Dr. Sarah Caputo of Belfast Veterinary Hospital will administer the shots free to animal owners residing in Waldo County.

Pets from other counties are welcome to come for shots for a fee of $7.00. 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 three-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.

Freedom Rec. Halloween Party

On Sunday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 8 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

Meetings

The next selectmen’s meeting will be Monday, Nov. 5, starting at 6 p.m. All selectmen’s meeting are open to the public.

Dirigo Grange 98 will meet Thursday, Nov. 1, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall.

The Road Committee will meet Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.

Voice of Freedom

Wednesday, Oct. 31, is Halloween. Please be careful driving for the children will be out trick or treating. If you want to keep your children safe, bring them to the Freedom Town office on the 28th to the party and the trunk or treat.

Turn your clock back one hour on Sunday, Nov. 4! Spring ahead, fall back!

Roy Ward is Freedom’s oldest resident and is the kindest, nicest man you would ever want to meet. He is a World War II veteran and for the last couple of years, we celebrated his birthday after the Veterans Day event in Freedom. Last year Sen. Susan Collins attended our services and we all sang "Happy Birthday" to Roy. His wife Marguerite was there and then several months later she passed away.

We are reaching out to everyone for him this year. Roy will be a whopping 99 on Nov. 11, 2018. We are looking for people to spread the word and see if we can send this man some birthday cheer between now and his birthday. He would love it if people sent him a birthday card; it would put a smile on his face and give him something to look forward to. Thank you all in advance!

Anyone that is willing to send him a birthday card can do so to the following address: Roy Ward, 1809 Main Road, Greenbush, ME 04418.

April Turner, candidate for the House of Representatives for District 99 (Brooks, Burnham, Freedom, Jackson, Knox, Monroe, Thorndike, Troy and Unity) wants to make sure you are able to contact her with any questions you might have. Her cell number is 323-7016; feel free to call or text. You can also email her at aprilturnerforhouse@gmail.com or message her on Facebook at April Turner for House of Representatives, District 99.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. The polls open at 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Please exercise the honor and privilege to go and VOTE! Your vote is important and your vote counts!

If you have anything you would like to share with my readers, please notify me. Until next week, stay warm, stay safe, be kind to your neighbors and God bless!

 

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