Freedom Old Home Week Grand Marshalls

2018 – Lee Fritz

The 2018 theme was “Preserving Freedom’s Legacy – Historical Society’s 50th Year”.  A legacy is a situation that exists as a result of things that happened at an earlier time.  Our Grand Marshall, Ms. Lee Fritz, has many legacies from having been a consistent volunteer in many capacities in Freedom for over 40 years.

  • Freedom Public Library – Treasurer of the Board of Trustees.  Lee did fundraising for the library’s addition, worked to add air conditioning, and started the Book Club in 1990 (which still meets monthly).  Lee continues as a weekly volunteer and member of the Friends of the Library.
  • Preservation of Freedom Town Hall.  Lee did much research with the NH Division of Historical Resources, studying NH towns of a similar size as Freedom.  The Town Hall building may have been destined for demolition, but instead it was rehabilitated because of the information she gathered.
  • Freedom Heritage Commission
  • Freedom Old School Future Use Committee
  • Freedom Historical Society
  • South Eaton Meeting House
  • Freedom Village Store
  • New England Center at the University of New Hampshire

When Lee was asked if she would consider being the 2018 Grand Marshall, her response, in her sweet southern North Carolina accent was, “Well, I think I can do that….If I can remember, then I want to share. That will be my legacy.”

2017 – Peg Scully 

The prime criteria for the Freedom Old Home Week Grand Marshall is overall volunteerism throughout Freedom. Peg has been a consistent volunteer in many capacities for over 30 years. Her participation includes but is not limited to the Freedom Club of NH, Freedom Village Store, Freedom Town Forest, Freedom Public Library, Freedom Historical Society, Heritage Commission, Freedom Elementary School, First Christian Church and our Old Home Week Committee. Most of all, images of Freedom will be available for all to cherish for many years because of Peg’s art work. Eighteen of these images have been on Freedom Old Home Week shirts and tiles. As people enter Freedom, a Freedom Village image painted by Peg welcomes them to our town. We thank Peg for being part of Freedom, for all she has done and for contributing to its everlasting memories through her artistic visions.

Click here for a gallery of Peg’s Old Home Week t-shirt designs.

2016 – Bill and Sally Stoops

2015 – Mary Hockmeyer

2014 – Daniel (Bud) Brooks

2013 – Robin Sargent

2012 – Dotty Brooks
2011 – Albert Godfrey
2010 – Ellie and Emory Stokes
2009 – Ted Acton
2008 – Elizabeth Acton
2006 – Phyllis and Lyman Kennison
2005 – Linnie Giles and Velma Hormell


Last updated 12/23/2018

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2019 Dates to Remember

Ducky Day: Jun 29
Old Home Week: Aug 2 to Aug 11
Parade: Aug 3
5K Road Race: Aug 10

Future Old Home Week Dates

Ducky Day: June 27
Old Home Week: Jul 31 to Aug 9

Ducky Day: June 26
Old Home Week: Jul 30 to Aug 8

Ducky Day: June 25
Old Home Week: Jul 29 to Aug 7

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