Liberty Days- Past and Present   July 21st and 22nd

Community Happenings
Town of Liberty - Liberty Village
Main Street Liberty Maine
Cindy Canavan
Jul 21, 2012
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM

This year, the town of Liberty is celebrating who they are and have been for more than 185 years! Liberty Days - Past and Present is happening for two full days on Saturday July 21st from 8 am until dusk and Sunday July 22nd from 10 am to 4 pm. Events will take place at and around the Walker Elementary School, Liberty Tool Company, Davistown Museum, Liberty Place, Liberty Town Office, Liberty Graphics Store, the Old Post Office Museum and the Liberty Baptist Church.

Liberty Days is showcasing the talented people, beautiful scenery and amazing resources of the area. We are proud of our heritage and wish to share our past accomplishments and history as well as our present interests and resources. We even have our own state park and the cleanest lake in Maine, Lake St. George.

We have something for everyone. Schedules will be available at local stores and the Liberty Town Office at the beginning of July.

Saturday's events begin with the Liberty Baptist Church Yard Sale from 8 am -2 pm for all you bargain hunters out there.

Next comes the Liberty Library Book, Bake and Jewelry Sale from 9 am -3 pm. Baxter the Library cat will be there handing out finger puppets too!

Ever seen Haystack Mountain from the top? Meet behind the Walker Elementary School at 9:30 am to hike with Sheepscot Wellspring and Land Alliance veteran, Bond Blake. The hike is a moderate level, wear good hiking shoes. It will take an hour and lasts for a mile.

An Arts and Crafts Fair will be happening in the village from 10 am- 4 pm and includes quilting, local photos, stained glass, sweetgrass baskets and much more.

Skip Brack, owner and author at Liberty Tool Company will be giving talks on Boatbuilding and Liberty at 10 am, Noon, 2 pm and 4 pm at the Davistown Museum.

Music will be filling the air and don't forget to bring the kids! Citizens Association of Liberty Lakes ( CALL)  will be playing Bait Fishing, a game of learning how to fly fish on the Liberty Town Office grounds from 1-3 pm. A local artist, Connie Bellett will be providing Face Painting.

Waterfall Arts will have a Sand Table to get your creative juices going and when you get tired, chair massages will be available. Our local Yoga teacher and Ayurvedic counselor, Deb Keene will also be talking on how to care for ourselves this summer.

Getting hungry? The Eastern Star puts on a Bean Suppah from 5 pm until 6:30 at the Masonic Hall on West Main Street.

Craft and Tool demonstrations will be going on both days in front of Liberty Place and the Liberty Tool Company.

Liberty Historical Society will present an Historical Walking Tour throughout the village on Saturday at 11 am and possibly another one at 2:30 pm if you sign up in advance at the Old Post Office Museum. Donations to the Society will gladly be accepted.

Sunday brings more fun and adventure. There will be another morning hike up Haystack Mountain at 9:30 am for those who missed Saturday.

The Liberty Baptist Church will hold an Historical Church service from 10:30-11:45 am complete with costumes and photos from the 1800's. The Church Yard Sale continues from 1-4 pm.

Liberty Library will have a talk by Michael Beaudry titled Settling the Wilds at 1 pm followed by refreshments at 2:30 and a Story Slam at 3 pm. The Arts and Crafts Fair continues from Noon- 4 pm.

Free lemonade and popcorn will be a gift from our town to you handed out by our local scout troops until it runs out. And if you want to sample our local wares, Local Roots Market and Cafe will be selling some of their local goodies right next to the Tool Company and of course, John's Ice Cream wagon will be right there too. I even think that a local vets group will be cooking up shish kabobs for the occasion! In case you don't find what you like, there is always Peavey's Store, the Corner Restaurant, Lori's Cafe, 10-4 Store and Liberty General Store out on Route 3. For a small town, we have it all! The party goes on come rain or shine! So come one, come all and have a great time sharing and celebrating Liberty! Then go jump in the lake!