Freedom Town News

By Sallyann Hadyniak | Oct 18, 2012
Source: Internet


Public supper

There will be a public supper at the Freedom Congregational Church Hall on Pleasant Street on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 4:30-6 p.m. The menu will consist of: turkey, mashed potatoes, peas, baked beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, dinner rolls, punch, coffee, tea and assorted desserts. The cost will be $7 per adult; $3. children 12 and under; children 3 and under eat free. The hall is handicapped-accessible via the back door and all proceeds benefit church projects.


Don’t forget to put out your recyclables on Friday, Oct. 26, which is the last Friday of the month. Please have it curbside 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

The Warm Coat Project in Waldo County is once again collecting coats, warm sweaters and blankets to be distributed to those in need. Items must be clean and in good condition. The collection boxes are at the Waldo County YMCA, the Belfast Police Department, First Church, and the Prospect Town Office and the Searsport Safety Building. Donations will be accepted through the first week in December. Distribution will take place on the days the Christmas and Thanksgiving boxes are given out. For more information, call Debbie Mitchell, 338-1255 or 323-7991, or e-mail

Free rabies clinic

There will be a free rabies clinic for Waldo County residents at the Thorndike Fire Department on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9-11 a.m. All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. ACO Carol Visser and it’s being sponsored by:  Waldo County Humane Society.

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 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 was requested to ask for donations of refreshments. Please don’t let me down, and most of all, don’t let the community down. I’ll be waiting to hear from you. 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!


Halloween is on Wednesday, Oct. 31.  Be good to the trick-or-treat children who will be making the rounds. Drive carefully and stay safe.

I can’t believe how popular Halloween has become over the last decade. Black cats, witches and brooms are all over the place. I read somewhere that with the way the holiday seasons run together, we should all be saying, “Merryhallowthanksmas.”

Freedom Volunteer Fire Department

There will be a hunters breakfast Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Freedom Fire Station, 75 Pleasant St., from 5-10 a.m. Plenty of coffee, juice, eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, pancakes and hash browns to fuel you up for a long day in the woods will be served. Eggs will be cooked to order again this year. The cost for adults is $7, children age 15 and under $3.50. You don’t have to be a hunter to come on out and enjoy a well prepared breakfast! Join your family, friends and neighbors and start your morning off right!

Voice of Freedom

Get-well wishes

Nancy Spaulding is home from the hospital and is doing much better. Get well wishes go out to her and hope she feels 100 percent soon. Nancy is the mother of Clint Spaulding, our selectman.

Cy Perry has been in the hospital and is just wishing to come home. Feel better soon, Cy!

Happy birthday

Special happy birthday wishes go out to Cindy Abbott, town clerk. Cindy celebrated her special day with family and friends. Cindy, may you have many more happy and healthy days, and may all your wishes and dreams come true.

Turn back your clock

A reminder to turn your clocks back on Nov. 4 for Daylight Saving Time ends. Spring ahead, fall back.

Quote for the week

"Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger."

Franklin P. Jones

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