HISTORIC FRIDAY ON TAP
JEREMY WALTNER – PUBLISHER
In the same way eyes have been on Freeman’s Main Street since its reconstruction began in April, the downtown area will be the center of attention on Friday, Sept. 23 for a ribbon-cutting marking the completion of the primary business district that will coincide with the community parade and Freeman High School’s homecoming celebration. The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. and make its way south from Main and Railway streets. The ribbon-cutting will take place when the marching band reaches Main and Fourth street, one block to the south.
All vehicles are asked to be clear of Main Street by 11 a.m. on Friday and remain so until after the parade ends. A number of other activities are planned in conjunction with Friday’s ribbon-cutting and “Decades”-themed parade:
Sayre Associates, the engineer behind the Main Street Project, will be giving away $1,000 in Freeman Bucks. The public may enter the drawing on Friday at any participating business;
The Freeman Public Library will be hosting a chili feed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, with walk-in and drive-thru traffic welcomed;
A homecoming tailgate will be hosted by the Freeman High School Music Department at the football stadium following the parade and leading up to the afternoon game;
The Freeman/Marion/Freeman Academy Phoenix will host Colome at 2:30 p.m.