Freedom Town News

By Sallyann Hadyniak | Sep 13, 2012
Photo by: Sallyann Hadyniak




Donations are still being taken by Cindy Abbott for a new flag pole by the Town Office. It will hold two flags and we are in dire need for this. Please find it in your heart to make a donation no matter how big or how small. Penny’s do add up. So far we have $245.00 maybe another $100 will buy us a tripod flag pole. The American Flag has already been donated, and it would be nice to have a Maine flag also.


The next Selectmen’s Meeting will be held on Monday September 24, 2012 at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m.

Bicentennial Committee

The Bi-centennial Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, September 18, at the Town Office starting at 6 p.m.

The Bi-centennial will take place on a Friday night, July 5, 2013 (that’s only 10 months away), and all day on Saturday, July 6, 2013. We are looking for volunteers, to bake, and help in any way. The committee is trying very hard to come up with ideas that will make this a successful event. We would like to see residents of the Town of Freedom, come forward and do their share to help. We need more and additional new help to make this a success. I hope we can make this project a success and bring Freedom back closer to where it used to be, a real community!  Come on people, give of yourself, it does not cost a dime.


Dirigo Grange

The Dirigo Grange #98 will hold their meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Grange Hall located on Rt. 137 in Freedom starting at 7:30 p.m.


Planning Board

The Planning Board is still looking for another member to join the board. This position has been vacant for several months now and we are hoping that someone will step forward and send their request to the Board of Selectmen. The board meets only once a month. I’m sure there is someone out there that would like a night out and to do some volunteer work for the town.


Cemetery Committee

We are also in need for someone to represent the Town Cemeteries. We do have a volunteer that takes care of the cleaning up etc. but we need a volunteer to chair this committee. If you are interested, please contact the Board of Selectmen and send your letter of interest or call the Town Office.


Health officer

We are in need of a health officer! You can notify the Board of Selectmen to get more information as to just what this position involves

I have been asking for volunteers for some positions for quite a while now and must say I together with others are disappointed that out of a town of approximately 700, nobody has come forward. Please try to make an effort to give some of your time to the town you reside in. You probably are tired of reading my requests, but all I can do is keep asking until the positions are filled or volunteers step up to the plate.

Appeals Board

The Appeals Board in Freedom now consists of:  Chairman Dave Bridges, Addison Chase, Frances Walker, Tim Biggs, and Mike Smith. Thank you all!

Booster Club

The Booster Club is now and has been selling tickets for the framed beautiful portrait of the American bald eagle. It was on display during the primary election and is now on display in the Town Office. Once again the tickets are $1.00 a piece and 6 for $5.00. The drawing for that framed photo will be drawn sometime in the future. This is a fund raiser and we need to make some money before it is drawn. Because we haven’t been able to sell many tickets, the drawing was canceledIt would be much appreciated if you will purchase one or 6 tickets to show your support to the committee.

You can contact Cindy at the Town Office, Erna at Hilltop, Kim or I to purchase your winning ticket.

Freedom Volunteer Fire Department

It’s that time of year to get your chimneys cleaned, so why not contact the Freedom Volunteer Fire Department and make a date to have your chimney cleaned. Donations are accepted.


TOPS #125

There is a group of people who meet at the Lovejoy Health Center in Albion every Monday morning in the kitchen. Weigh-in starts at 7:30 till 8:30, and then the meeting begins. If you feel you would like to learn more about proper and healthy eating, why not come on out and join the group. The first attendance is free, and from there you can decide if you want to join. They have lots of good information, fun and games. You can contact them at 382-6024 if you are interested or just show up at the meeting. TOPS stands for “Take Off Pounds Sensibly.”


Dates to remember

Public supper

There will be a Turkey Supper on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Knox Grange hall from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. The menu will consist of turkey, stuffing, veggies, homemade rolls and pies. The cost for adults is $7 and for children ages 5-12, $3. Give the lady of the house a break and take her and the family out for a great dinner. Break bread with your family, friends and neighbors and have a good time. All proceeds will benefit the Waldo Pomona Grange #12.

Chinese auction

Montville rescheduled their Chinese Auction for Sept. 29 and 30 at the fire house on Route 220 in Montville. The plan is to have the majority of items in the Chinese auction with a few more valuable items done in a silent auction format. The auction will open on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. On Sunday, Setp. 30, they will open again at 3 p.m. for folks who cannot come on Saturday. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs and soda available both days. They will expect to start the drawings for the Chinese auction about 5:30 p.m. followed by the closing of the silent auction, at which time those winners will be announced. We will gladly still accept items for the auction. Please contact Karen York at 382-3077 or with any questions or donations.


Montville Historical Society

The Montville Historical Society is again hosting their fourth annual heritage Once again the Montville Historical Society is offering horse-drawn wagon tours of Frye Mountain Sunday, Sept. 30. There will be two tours and seven wagons leaving at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively, from a field about a quarter mile up from the main entrance off route 220 towards Walker Ridge. Just follow the signs. Each ride aboard the open wagons lasts about two hours.

There will be two tours, and seven wagons leaving at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. .respectively, from a field about a quarter mile up from the main entrance off route 220 towards Walker Ridge. Just follow the signs. Each ride aboard the open wagons lasts about two hours.

Frye Mountain, now a wildlife management area, was once home to many families of Montville, Morrill and Knox. Most of the farms were bought by the Federal government in the late 1930s. The tour route passes sites of old farms, schools and cemeteries and includes narratives about the places and the people who lived there. Each year the Historical Society adds on different areas of the mountain to tour.

Space is limited, so pre-registration is needed to reserve a seat, with a $20 deposit, which will be refunded when and if you show up for the ride. This is to ensure that all drivers, who donate their horses, equipment, and time, have a full wagon-load but not more than their teams can pull. For more information and to sign up, call Barbara Boulay at 589-4414.

Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County

We are seeking donations of (new) goods or services to be offered at the 3rd annual auction to benefit Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County to be held at The Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Everyone's life is touched by death at some point and Hospice can be a wonderful resource not only to ease the dying person's passage, but to assist families and loved ones, both during the final days and afterwards by offering help in the form of bereavement support groups or one on one help. Your donation to their auction will help a most worthy cause.

If you cannot donate to the auction, they hope you will come to the auction to support them... Donations can be picked up. Please call Connie at the Hospice Office (930-2677) or email volunteer Ginny Ford (


Fall Harvest Festival

There will be a FREE Fall Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 30, 2012 from noon until 3 p.m. at the New Life Community church on rt. 173 in South Montville. There will be fun for the whole family with a chicken BBQ, bounce house, games, cotton candy, fresh pressed apple cider, crafts, music and so much more!  All ages are welcome. Please contact Jess and Jamie Davis at 589-4862 or if you have further questions or need directions.


Celebration for our veterans

The Freedom Rec. Committee is hosting a celebration for our veterans on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11. We are having guest speakers, and this year we are going to ask some our veterans to be the honor guard. We are hoping some of our politicians will attend and the Cub/Boy Scouts. The celebration will start at noon at the Veteran's Memorial on Pleasant Street. We will have some music and the "Wall of Honor" with pictures of area veterans. We hope to have many people turn out, it was a huge success last year and we would like to have it even bigger this year.

If anyone or group would like to participate please feel free to call Kim Holmes at 382-6245 (Secretary). We are still looking for pictures of area veterans.

We will have use of the Church basement therefore refreshments will be served. If there is anyone out there that would like to contribute finger foods, cookies, cake, etc. please contact me for I am accepting all donations of refreshments at 382-6024 or e mail me at . Can you think of a better way to celebrate Veteran’s Day?


Voice of Freedom

Anniversary wishes

Congratulations to Lynn and Chuck Hadyniak who celebrated their twenty third wedding anniversary. They were married on September 2, 1989 back home in Carteret, New Jersey. My wish for you both is to have many more happy and healthy days together of sharing love, joy and happiness.

Please contact me if you would like to share your e mail address with me. I will keep them private.

At this point in tine, I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but I do want to ask once more and will continue asking for volunteers for the many up and coming events that are going on in Freedom. A community that works together stays together.


Quote for the week

"Argument is to determine who is right.
Discussion is to determine what is right."
Bishop Dale Bronner

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