PROPOSE BENNINGTON PARK FOR RENEWAL
Stanley J. Roth, Freeport Urban Renewal Director, has announced
that a survey and planning application has been submitted to the
Department of Housing and Urban Development for permission to plan
the Bennington Park area as the first phase of urban renewal. The
185- acre area is bounded by Sunrise Highway, Merrick Road, South
Columbus Avenue and Liberty Avenue.
Mr.Both said the public referendum on urban renewal, originally .
scheduled for this fall, might be delayed slightly because the
proposed-first phase planning was changed from the central business
district to Bennington Park, in response to community wishes.
DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION EVENTS
* AUGUST 11 - Waterfront Celebration - boat races, clambake and
'August 4, 11, 18 - Dress-up Days Downtown, in costume.
August 17 - Auditions for the Diamond Jubilee Extravaganza,
"Wampum, Salt Hay and Clams"
August 26 - First caravan bringing the Jubilee celebration to
• other communities.
Also ..'. lawn parties, art exhibits and other events sponsored
by various celebration committee chapters.
* SEPTEMBER - THE BIG CLIMAX OF JUBILEE CELEBRATION ACTIVITIES
September 4, Labor Day - Freeport Special Event at Jones Beach
Marine Theatre . . . .
September 10 - Fire Department parade, tournament and_ block party.
September 22 - Homecoming Day and Pioneer Citizens event.
September 23 - Diamond Jubilee Parade with five big divisions:
Commerce and industry, Home rule, Education, Activities
and clubs, Religion.
September 25-29 - Five big nights at Freeport Stadium featuring
the Extravaganza musical production, "Wampum, Salt Hay
and Clams", with hundreds in full costume.
Also a week of Special Days, with exhibits and programs
for: Industry Day, Youth Day, Ladies'Day, Men's Day,
High School Alumni Homecoming.
* OCTOBER 1 - Celebration Week Finale (events to be announced).
October 22 - Incorporation Day and "Sounds of Faith" choir sing.
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FReeport 8-4000 ROBERT J. SWEENEY. MAYOR
OUR COMMUNITY HAS A
BIRTHDAY TO CELEBRATE!
We're celebrating Freeport's Diamond
Jubilee - the 75th anniversary of the in-corporation
of our village. There will be
excitement, fun and benefits for everyone
in the celebration activities.'Here*s a
list of upcoming events you should be
* JUNE - Jubilee headquarters trailer set
up at the west end of the Food Fair
supermarket parking field on West Mer-rick
"The Second Death of Vaudeville", musi-cal
show presented by the Diamond Jubi-lee
Players at the Freeport High School:
auditorium on Saturday, June -,17.
* JULY - Fourth of July Firemanic show at
Freeport Stadium, with special Jubilee
fireworks and entertainment,,
July 21 - Sunbonnet Day
July 26 - Freeport Night at the Jones
Beach Marine Theatre
July 28 - First Dress-up Day downtown
with old fashioned costumes on Main St.
(See Back Page For Aug., Sept., Oct.)
Trustees: Henry M. Altengarten, Frank W. Somers, George H. Fairberg, Thomas J. Loveiidge
Village Clerk: John J. MacDonald — Treasurer: Leonard D. B. Smith — Counsel: Oakley Gentry, Jr.
A GOOD NEIGHBOR
MAYOR CALLS FOR LARGE-SCALE
VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN
Mayor Robert J. Sweeney is calling upon all civic organizations
and interested individuals to participate in a village-wide clean-up
drive aimed at upgrading property values. The Mayor said the
BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR campaign is intended to make all residents and
businessmen aware of the harm that "sore spots" do to the commun-ity,
and to find ways to lend assistance to those who need it for
"As we celebrate Freeport's Diamond Jubilee," the Mayor said,"there
is a very healthy re-kindling of civic pride in our community, as
evidenced by many groups and individuals. I propose that we take
advantage of this community spirit by uniting our efforts for a
widespread village improvement campaign.
"Every resident, businessman and landlord has a stake in a cleaner,
more beautiful Freeport - and everyone can do something to achieve
that purpose right now!
"The overwhelming majority of Freeport residents and businessmen
are conscientiously interested in maintaining our village as a
fine place to live, to work, and to do business. There is a small
percentage who are not fully aware of the harm that one "sore
spot" does, nor of the benefits that accrue to all from a nicer
general appearance of the village. Some others have just grown
careless about littering. There are still others who would like to
make clean-up, fix-up and paint-up improvements, but they need
some physical assistance.
"There is no need to sit back and wait for million dollar programs
to improve our village. If they are in the offing, fine. But in
the meantime we can all do something towards a more attractive
Freeport. It is often surprising what a big difference can be made
by a few repairs, a little paint, and some determined weed removal.
"The active participation of all civic, fraternal and service or-ganizations
— in building awareness, reinforcing community pride,
and providing assistance — will assure the success of our BE A
GOOD NEIGHBOR campaign. Let us spruce up our home town now, for
ourselves and for the many visitors we expect during our Jubilee
Clean-up fix-up paint-up
Know Your Village
The village's Waterfront Committee calls attention to the new
state law with reference to requiring boats with toilet facilities
to be equipped with pollution control charging of any untreated
sewage, which takes effect June 1, 1968. The committee urges all
boat owners to install the necessary devices now, to combat water
pollution. For information on the requirements of the law please
write the Freeport Waterfront Committee, Municipal Building, 46
North Ocean Avenue.
Sanitation Superintendent"John Marra reports that he has available
at the incinerator on Albany Avenue plenty of fireplace wood cut
in 18" lengths, which Freeport residents are welcome to take. All
you have to do is check in at the plant, register your name and
address, and help yourself to all the wood you want.
Last month's Village News had an incorrect spelling for the name
of Mr. Louis Neuwirth, appointed to the Citizens Committee on Com-munity
Planning. Another appointment, made in May, was Mr. Carl B.
Hanse, representative of the Elks.
A resolution by the Village Board of Trustees calls for a bond
issue in the amount of $865,000, for necessary expansion of the
existing sewage plant facilities, and for an interconnection with
the proposed Nassau County sludge force main which will be connec-ted
to the barge facility at Hog Island.
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