The Freedom Township Historical Society’s guest speaker for the April meeting was longtime resident Charlotte Pochedly Jewell. Jewell discussed growing up on a farm with six brothers and one sister and attending Freedom School where she graduated in 1940.
Pochedly vividly remembered her mother’s homemade baked goods, swimming in Kubo’s Creek, going to dances at Drakesburg and  the friendships she made with her classmates.
The society will participate in the annual Garrettsville Community Yard Sale on May 6 and 7. We will be set up in the large white building at the Freedom Community Park at the intersection of S.R. 700 and Streeter Road. Everyone is invited to come and browse through our wares and meet some of our friendly members. The final list of sale items isn’t official yet, but there should be children’s clothes and items, households goods, kitchen items, fabric/quilting materials and a lightly-used DVD player.
The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. May 9 at the Freedom Community Center, 8940 S.R. 700. Our guest speaker will be Scott Lawless, who will be sharing his research on the former Beardsley House and dairy farm on Asbury Road. Everyone is invited to attend and dairy-themed refreshments will be served.