The final Freedom Community Club meeting before the summer break is June 12 at 6 p.m. at the lakeside of Camp Calumet. The meal will be that of the famous buffet that everyone loves.

Also, that night will be election of new officers and selling of craft fair raffle tickets. The guest speaker is everyone’s favorite Will Brossard of the Mount Washington Observatory speaking on all the records they have and birds of the mountains. Your check for $19 each is your reservation. Please either give to Dean Robertson at 65 Elm St. or send to P.O. Box 471, Freedom, NH 03836.

The NHGives.org campaign is open for donations to support the Freedom Historical Society. This is a one day of on-line donation between 6 p.m. June 11 to 6 p.m. June 12 to support FHS’s work on the “Houses of Freedom” books. One day of giving can make a difference in documenting Freedom’s history. Please consider donating.

Join the Freedom Historical Society on Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. when guest speaker Gordon DuBois will present “Hiking Historical New Hampshire: Five Destinations that Define New Hampshire’s Past.” Come and bring your friends to experience virtual tours of and to hear intriguing information about five historically significant hikes: Mount Whittier, an abandoned ski area in Ossipee; Waternomee Mountain located just outside Lincoln; Redstone Quarry, Conway — one of the largest abandoned granite quarries in New England; Livermore Village in Crawford Notch; and Lime Kilns of Black Mountain.

DuBois will take presentation attendees on five virtual hikes to places that have played a predominant part in the history of our state. In some respects this history has been lost with demographic and economic changes over the past hundred years. This program will bring you in touch with New Hampshire’s history, through photographs and stories from the trails that lead to the New Hampshire of yesterday.

DuBois has lectured throughout the state of his hiking exploits. He has hiked the Appalachian Trail (2,285 miles), Long Trail in Vermont, the international Appalachian Trail in Quebec, Canada, Cohos Trail in Northern New Hampshire and the John Muir Trail in California. He has summited NH’s 200 highest peaks, the Northeast 111 highest peaks, the Trail Wright’s 72; 4,000 footers, the Adirondack 76 highest peaks and the New England 100 Highest in winter.

DuBois’ presentatation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation at 7 p.m. at Town Hall on Elm Street. Call (603) 539-5799 for additional information. Come and bring your friends.

Freedom Ducky Day is Saturday, June 29. Festivities start at 10 a.m. with games for kids, horse drawn carriage and fire truck rides through the village, picture opportunities with Splashy the Duck, food prepared by the Masons, Bake Sale, Ladies Guild Quilt and Craft Sale, Library Book Sale, visit the Freedom Historical Society, Freedom Village Store yard sale. Ducks go over the falls at noon! Last minute ticket sales up to 11:56 am. Check out freedomoldhomeweek.net/ducky-day/ for all the information. Also, mark you calendars for 121st Freedom Old Home Week Aug. 2-11.

Friends of the Library are looking for a few more local business to support the summer reading program at the Freedom Library. They are looking for a few more $150 sponsors to help cover the costs of our summer reading T-shirt — with artwork by R. Marx. They are going to have shirts available to tie dye on Ducky Day, June 29.

If you are interested in sponsoring, they will need $150 payable to Friends of the Library and a PDF or .png of your logo (grayscale preferred) by June 12. You’ll be recognized on our shirt and in our newsletter. Thank you to those who have already generously donated. Contact Sarahgroleau@yahoo.com for more information. Mail checks to P.O. Box 242, Freedom, NH 03836. Email artwork.

Carroll County Retired and Senior Volunteer program is looking for reliable and caring volunteer drivers to transport elderly, veteran and in-need patients to doctor appointments. Driver clearances through the State of N.H. Department of Motor Vehicles will be necessary for this position and paid for through our office. Driver will use personal auto with mileage reimbursement.

All drivers must be over 55 for our program. This is an incredibly rewarding position. Drivers have told us many times how happy it makes them to know they are providing a much needed service to people who otherwise would not be able to make their important doctors visits, surgery, dialysis and mental health visits. Volunteer driving is easy.

There’s no minimum commitment to drive, so driver can drive as much or as little as you want. Drivers fit trips to their schedules. Rides are set up by phone/email. Clients are able to enter and exit the vehicle on their own. Mileage Reimbursement is provided. Contact Megan Croce at Carroll County RSVP at (603) 356-9331 or email megan.ccrsvp@gmail.com.

Lisa Wheeler can be contacted at wheelersinfreedom@roadrunner.com.

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