FRA Christmas Schedule 2019 FOR FREEPORT CELEBRATES A SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS!
Freeport House Decorating Contest will be judged December 16th. Click here for details!
Congratulations to Dark Lock Productions on the tremendously successful Halloween Carnival! What a great addition to the Freeport Line-up! Can’t wait to enjoy it again next year!
The FRA members are busy getting the events for the next year in line! It is such a fun time to plan and get excited about all that will happen in this new year! We will be updating our calendar here as well as our facebook page to keep everyone up to date on all things Freeport! If you would like to join the FRA in the planning just drop in on one of our monthly meetings the first Thursday at 7 p.m. at The Canvas, Artfully Yours on the corner of High and 5th Streets. We would just love to have your involvement and energy!
Brush off the Winter blues and start sorting through items that you no longer need, but might be someone else’s treasures! Get ready for the Freeport Community Yard Sale on Saturday, September 26th! You just have to put out your wares and bring in the dough! The FRA does all of the promoting to bring lots of folks to Freeport that day! Keep in eye on the event calendar for more details!
Congratulations to our two winners of the House Decorating Contest! The Grizwold Award went to Vicky and Mike Ostrowski, 308 High Street.
History Tour One
History Tour Two
History Tour Three
Mrs. Zboran spent a few weeks this summer as part of the CMU data fluency team. One of the goals of this group is to find way to use technology to connect people to each other and to their community. “I suspected that the students at the middle school didn’t realize the rich history that is right here in our little town. I devised a lesson that incorporated history and the use of technology to help foster a connection between the students and the town that bears the name of our school district.” The project involved students working with a partner to research one of thirteen locations or famous people from the area. They wrote narratives about their point of interest and on the morning of Nov. 7th toured the locations. At each stop along the tour students read and recorded their narrative and took a picture of their site. The technology lesson follows with the manipulation of the audio and picture files and creating an interactive map of the town. When it is complete the map will be available on the internet for anyone to explore. Mrs. Zboran would like to thank the Freeport Renaissance Association for donating money to help pay for transportation and materials needed to complete the tour and the CMU fluency team for helping with the transportation costs and for lending us the microphones and cameras used.
Attention Bicycle Enthusiasts! The new “Park It Here” Bicycle Garden is open for FREE parking (This Free-port you know!) in the downtown at 230 Fifth Street. The park is conveniently located to nearby restaurants and shops. Park it and enjoy Freeport days! The park features a picnic table, beautiful landscaping, bicycle appropriate art, and a kiosk complete with a tool box for minor repairs.
The FRA has placed 10 bike hitches on parking meter posts in the downtown!