Freeport’s Fourth of July celebration starts with pancakes and ends with fireworks

FREEPORT (WGME) -- The day started and also ends with a bang in Freeport with a long list of activities for the Fourth of July. Festivities started bright and early in Freeport to celebrate the Fourth of July. First with a £10 pancake breakfast that used to be held at the town church for the last 25 years.

The Freeport Grange is now carrying it on. "Everyone as they left last year said they were coming back and thanking us for bringing back the tradition," said Sebastian Meade, the building agent for Freeport Grange. On the menu was blueberry pancakes, juice, and sausage.

"We've got great syrup and butter and all that," said Kathleen Meade, the president of Freeport Grange. Volunteer Andrew Arsenault showed CBS13 the ropes on the griddle. Folks sure were "flipping" out for these pancakes.

"Definitely several hundred. I wouldn't be surprised if it tops 12, 15 hundred pancakes," volunteer Tina Snow said. And just down the street was the L.L.

Bean 10K, which is benefiting the YMCA. There were elite runners and some rookies too. "My kids on a whim last night found out about the race.

They're 17 and 19 and not runners. They were like, 'Alright, we're doing this. We're doing this," said Daniel Trincillo, who is visiting Freeport.

And the red, white and blue festivities don't stop there. Freeport is ending the holiday off with a bang. There's a concert in the park at L.L.

Bean at 7:30 p.m. and it will feature 12/OC.

The fireworks extravaganza begins around 9:15 p.m. at L.L.

Bean Discovery Park at 95 Main St.