Freedom Town News

By Sallyann Hadyniak | Oct 11, 2012



The next Selectmen’s Meeting will be Monday, Oct. 22, starting 6 p.m. at the Town Office.

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 apiece and six for $5. The drawing for that framed photo will be near the end of November. This is a fundraiser, and we need to make some money before it is drawn. Because we haven’t been able to sell many tickets, the original date of the drawing was canceled.  It would be much appreciated if you will purchase one or six tickets to show your support to the committee. Tickets will be available to purchase after you vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

You may also contact Cindy at the Town Office, Erna at Hilltop, Kim or me to purchase your winning ticket. I believe this beautiful framed photo would be the highlight on the wall of any residence.

Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County

We are seeking donations of (new) goods or services to be offered at the third annual auction to benefit Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County to be held at The Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Saturday, Oct. 20. 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 afterward 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. Call Connie at the Hospice Office (930-2677) or e-mail volunteer Ginny Ford (

Save the date:

Celebration for our veterans

The Freedom Recreation 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 of 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 Veterans' 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 who would like to contribute finger foods, cookies, cake, etc., contact me at 382-6024 or e-mail me at, as I am accepting all donations of refreshments. Can you think of a better way to celebrate Veterans' Day?

Please contact me and let me know what you would like to donate to help make this a success!


Your recyclables will be picked up on the last Friday of the month, Oct. 26. Have your recyclables out by 7 a.m.

Second annual haunted walk

On Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, the Belfast class of 2016 will host the second Haunted Walk. This year the walk will be at Belfast High School on Waldo Avenue. Walks will start at 6 p.m. and continue until 9:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Walk presenters plan to be very frightening.

Funds raised by the haunted walk event will benefit the high school classes for future activities. For further questions contact Anne by calling 342-2170 or e-mail

Voice of Freedom

My grandson Kyle, as many of you know, took a summer job selling Cutco Cutlery and sold almost $10,000 worth of cutlery.

Cutco is a name that has been around for decades. I, myself, purchased a set before I got married and have used it and am still using it since 1959.

Kyle received a certificate from the company dated Sept. 28, and it reads as follows:

"Kyle Hadyniak is hereby inducted into the Vector Marketing Corporation "President’s Club,” having displayed the outstanding personal characteristics of integrity, self-discipline, honesty, enthusiasm, leadership and a high degree of professionalism and interpersonal communication skills, leading to sales achievement high above the norm. Your accomplishments attest to your personal commitment to excellence, and it is with great pride that I bestow this very special honor upon you and express our appreciation for your splendid contributions."

Kyle is a sophomore at UMO majoring in journalism and minoring in music. In September of 2013, he will be studying abroad in Bulgaria for four months and will travel around the area.

Once again, something I want to share to show how very proud of him I am.

Quote of the week

"The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it."

Patrick Young

I would be very happy to share with the readers of TRJ interesting stories or happy events about you and your family. All you have to do is to contact me via e-mail or telephone.

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