The South Eaton Meeting House will host an old-fashioned carriage shed raising on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 8 a.m. with a rain date of Sunday, Nov. 3.

Come help celebrate the 175th anniversary of the South Eaton Meeting House at 402 Burnham Road in Eaton as we erect a timber-frame carriage shed, donated by Scott Campbell, owner of Maine Mountain Post and Beam. For details, call (603) 651-8635.

Freedom Elementary School will present its Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 8, at 9:30 a.m. in the gym. All are invited to help honor veterans with selected readings and music by the students.

The Community Club of Freedom Inc. will hold a dinner meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in Freedom Town Hall.

The dinner will be Margie Amico’s famous lasagna dinner with salad and bread, and there will be sherbert and cookies for dessert. Members pay $10 each and non-members pay $14 each.

A reminder that the yearly dues of $7 each member is due by this meeting in order for you to remain a member in good standing. The speaker at the meeting will be Meredith Nadeau, our school superintendent.

Please let us know if you will or will not be attending this meeting. The deadline for reservations is Sunday, Nov. 10, by 6 p.m., so the proper amounts of food can be purchased and prepared. It was lovely to have new members join us last month. Can you think of a neighbor of yours who might be interested? Guests are always welcome.

The Freedom Village Store will be hosting its annual Harvest Auction, with refreshments, live music, sustenance and more, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at the store this week starting Wednesday. They are looking for 24 TV tray tables (or small round tables) to borrow, which will be returned after the auction. Thank you for your help!

The South Eaton Meeting House is pleased to announce its annual Thanksgiving Service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24. The service will be led by the Rev. Mary Edes with Shana Aisenberg playing the Woods & Co. reed organ.

Donations are greatly appreciated; we look forward to a wonderful seasonal gathering in one of our area’s hidden treasures.

The South Eaton Meeting House is located at the junction of Towle Hill Road and Burnham Road in South Eaton. From Route 153, just south of Purity Spring Resort, turn onto Horse Leg Hill Road (which soon becomes Towle Hill Road). The meeting house is approximately 1/2 mile up the hill.

In 1840, William B. Towle donated a plot of land for the express purpose of establishing a house of worship. Also donated was a “goodly stand” of timber. Trees were “felled and hauled to the Blaisdell Mill” in carts driven by teams of oxen where they were milled into lumber and then returned over the steep incline known as “Horse Leg Hill.”

Stephen Allard was appointed leader and oversaw construction of the church by area neighbors. Completed in 1844, the South Eaton Meeting House opened its doors as a member of the Free Will Baptist Society (find out more at

Stop into the Freedom Village Store today for your fresh milk, bread, eggs and meat. All local, all delicious.

Beautiful evergreen wreaths are for sale by the Perform It Stage Company — a youth theater company for the Mount Washington Valley. This amazing organization is now in its 26 year educating children in the arts. Freedom's Tava and Anya Nicol are selling these wreaths for the next month. The cost is $25.50 for 22-inch wreaths. Ribbon choices are brick red or plaid. If interested, email

Congratulations to all who donated to the Freedom Food Pantry covering Effingham, Freedom and Ossipee.

Thrivent Financial sent out a challenge to their Northeast region to be one of the first 100 food pantries to receive 500 donated non-perishable food items, and we were successful. The pantry will be receiving a check for $500 from Thrivent.

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