Thank you to all who donated pumpkins for Freedom Public Library's pumpkin-carving program. Twenty-three children created some wonderful jack-o'-lanterns, many of which will be lit up and on display on Halloween night. Photos from this event can be seen on the library's Facebook page. The library will be open for trick-or-treating on Oct. 31 and kids and adults in costume can have their Halloween portraits made. These portraits will be on display at the library and duplicate prints will be available for pickup.
It's not too late to attend Freedom Village Store's auction this Saturday night. Tickets are available at the store or at the door for $35. Tickets include a five course dinner of either Sole Florentine or Beef Braciola, live music during dinner and for dancing, as well as both a silent and live auction, all at the town hall. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with pre auction viewing, dinner at 6 p.m. For those with parties of eight or larger, call Lee Fritz (603) 539-4868 for sitting reservations at dinner.
The Friends of the Library is bringing Theresa Fersch to the Freedom Town Hall on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. In 2015, Fersch hiked the entire length of the Camino de Santiago from St. Jean Pied-de-Port, France to Santiago de Compostella, Spain. The Camino is a 500-mile pilgrimage traveled by pilgrims for over 1,000 years. It is said to bring great physical, mental and spiritual growth to all who travel its routes. Fersch will provide a brief overview of what a day on the Camino is like as well as a narrative of her own personal experiences along the way.
"Finest Hours" the One Book, One Valley selection will be reviewed at the next book club meeting at 10:30 am on Monday, Oct. 31. Come join in the discussion. The movie was great, don't miss the book and discussion.
Thank you to Bob Smart for the following Smart Report: Lake level remained at the summer plan of 407.25 since last reported six weeks ago. This was better than expected since the few rain events during that time were small. The dam was almost completely closed until Columbus Day with just a trickle of 30-40 cubic-foot-per-second going east. The dam was opened to 330 cubic-foot-per-second on 10/10 that began the planned drop of lake level approximately 9 inches today. The dam was opened some more thus increasing water flow to 471 cubic-foot-per-second. Not much rain in the forecast so the Lake Level should continue to fall. Last year, this time was quite different with lots of rain and a level that just would not go down until end of December.
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