FREMONT —In tribute to the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, the Fremont 250th Anniversary Committee is sponsoring a friendly fundraising competition between town residents living on the Northside and Southside of Fremont with Main Street (Route 107) being the dividing line which divides the town in a diagonal manner. The purpose is to see how proud and dedicated locals are to their section of town, and to help raise funds to support Fremont’s upcoming 250th Anniversary Celebration in June.
Currently the Southside of Fremont is winning the competition, but not by a wide margin.
If you would like to participate in this friendly competition, please visit the Fremont 250th Anniversary Website at www.fremont250thcelebration.org or email@example.com and you can either pay through Paypal, or send a check to Jean Ragonese, 250th Committee Treasurer, 93 Sandown Road, Fremont, NH 03044. Be sure to indicate on the check which side of town you are supporting.
Will the North conquer the South, or will the South rise again? You decide with your support! Be sure to watch which side of town is winning the competition on the large Thermometer Board, posted out in front of the Fremont Safety Complex on Main Street, opposite Beede Road.
Fremont by the way, proudly sent 99 soldiers into the Civil War (1861 to 1865) of which 22 died. Not one native Fremonter ever deserted during the Civil War! The last surviving Fremont Civil War soldier was Samuel J. Willey (who lived on the north side of town) and died on July 17, 1927.