SPOTLIGHT ON FREEPORT
Radio station WTHE is doing a series of programs "spotlighting"
Long Island communities. Freeport has been selected as the first
municipality to be discussed, during the entire week of April 3rd
to April 8th.
On Wednesday, April 5th, Mayor Robert J. Sweeney will be inter-viewed
by station personnel for 45 minutes, from 12:15 to 1:00.
During the week of the "spotlight" local organizations will be on
the air five times a day, six days of the week, for 30 spot in-terviews
in all, with each organization stating its activities and
TREES HELP BEAUTIFY THE VILLAGE
With the advent of spring the Village Beautification Committee and
its chairman, Mrs. Paul Schubert, remind all residents that the
planting of curb trees is governed by village ordinance. Please
contact the Village Clerk at FR 8-4000 before planting a tree at
Only certain species are permitted, to avoid problems with utility
lines, pipes or sidewalk areas. These include the Crab Apple (of
the Eleya variety only), Dogwood, London Plane, Sycamore Maple,,
and White Oak.
The Beautification Committee asks'all residents who have new trees
at the curb to help sustain the trees during the critical early
growth by frequent watering during dry periods. The committee has
arranged for the planting of many new trees, in cooperation with
NAME AIR PQLUTION CONTROL CHAIRMAN
Edward M. Voelker has beai appointed chairman of the new Air Polu-tion
Control Committee, and Trustee Henry M. Altengarten has been
designated the Village Board's representative. The board is still
seeking committee members who are qualified by training or experi-ence
to make recommendations on the control of air polutants.
Tuesday, March 21st, is Election Day in Freeport. The voting will
be for two positions on the Village Board of Trustees, the five-man
governing body of the village. All qualified voters are urged
to inform themselves on the issues and go to the polls to vote.
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FR^port MOM ROBERT J. SWEENEY. MAYOR
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Trustees: Henry M. Altengarten, Frank W. Somers, George H. Fairberg, Francis J. Musso
ViUage Clerk: John J. MacDonald — Treasurer: Leonard D. B. Smith — Counsel:.Oakley Gentry, Jr.
1892 ~ 1967
A YEAR OF FESTIVE EVENTS
APRIL thru SEPT.
FREEPORT DIAMOND JUBILEE,inc.
A "$75 BILL" FOR $1 is a souvenir item being offered by the
Freeport Diamond Jubilee committee, with proceeds going towards
defraying the cost of celebration activities. The 75th Anniver-sary
Certificates are available at local stores, banks, and at
other locations. Each certificate, designed with a humorous
waterfront motif, has a distinctive serial number, a picture of
a bona fide early sea captain of Freeport, and a brief history
of the village. Each will be a collector's item, since none will
be sold after the celebration ends this year. The "$75 bills"
may also be obtained from representatives of civic, fraternal
and other community organizations.
IS THE FIRST
BIG EVENT OF
TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR BIG MUSICAL SHDW
The Diamond Jubilee Variety Show will kick-off the series of
major events to be held during the 75th Anniversary celebration
of the incorporation of the Village of Freeport.
Saturday, April 1st is the date for the Variety Show, to be
staged at the Freeport High School auditorium. There will be
two shows, a matinee at 2:00 and an evening performance at 8:30.
The Variety Show will feature selected acts from shows to be
presented by Long Island theatrical and musical groups later in
the year. Among the groups participating will be the Freeport
Chorale, the Society For the Preservation and Encouragement of-
Barbershop Quartette Singing in America, unusual High School
groups, comedy acts, and other local talent of the best avail-able.
At least one big star of the entertainment world is also
expected to be on hand, with arrangements now being concluded
by the committee.
Tickets for the Variety Show, at $1.25 for the matinee and $1.50
for the evening, may be purchased at most local stores, at other
locations in the village, and fromrepresentatives of community
Under Special Events Division Chairman Joseph Gerhauser, the
committee producing the Diamond Jubilee Variety Show is made up
of: Ernest W. Newton, chairman and show director; Robert C.
Soule, technical director; Mr. and Mrs. Frank De Palo, Mrs.
Harry Hendrickson Jr., Mrs. Arthur Catron, Mrs. Joseph Garber-oglio,
Mrs. Arthur Andrews, Harold Cruikshank, Chester Chambers,
Joseph Zipper, Mrs. Harry Stein, Mrs. John Robinson, Mrs. Harry
Rintoul, Joseph Crisafulli, and Mrs. Marvin Iskols.
Another big event scheduled for April will be the RACING DAY
PARADE, to mark the opening of the auto racing season at the
Freeport Municipal Stadium. Village residents and visitors from
other communities will be treated to a line-up of many unusual
vehicles, antique cars, probably different types of boats, plus
all the other trappings of a big parade.
The enthusiastic response to the 75th anniversary celebration
has expanded the Freeport Diamond Jubilee committee to more than
225 members, including officers, the advisory board, chairmen of
the 13 divisions, members of numerous committees, and represen-tatives
of 100 community organizations. Everyone is welcome to
participate in the celebration activities.
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