Town News

Sharon Norman

The Sunrise Christian Church will be hosting a warm clothing give away on Saturday, October 26 from 9-1:00 p.m.  They have collected coats, boots, ski pants, hats, mittens, scarves, etc. and will have them available to anyone in the area in need of them at no charge: sizes ranging from toddler to small adult.  If you have children, grandchildren, or someone you know that needs warm clothing for the winter ahead, please come to the SCC (dining hall) in Big Lake Township on Saturday.  Everyone is welcome. If you cannot make it during that time but need items, please contact Donna Netzer @ 796-0873. Please note, this is not just for BLT people but intended to benefit those in the area.

It is time once again for the flower barrels along Main St to be cleaned out and stored for the winter.  Friends of Princeton would like to thank John McDowell for his willing assistance with all of the activities he works on for the town.  Even though there was some nighttime mischief with some of the barrels over the summer, Friends and other residents did not become discouraged but became more determined to beautify Main St.  Next year, a nicely done permanent Princeton Farmers’ Market sign will be evident on Main St.  

As many of us know, The Old School Family Restaurant is becoming the “gathering place” for friends and family.  Well, now folks can enjoy pizza while sharing quality time with family! Diane has conveyed many people have been very generous with sharing early Princeton photos with her as well.  Soon Princeton’s history will be displayed on the restaurant walls. 

Remember that the F of P Pumpkin Lighting will be at Legacy Square on Friday, Oct. 25th from 6-7:00 p.m.   All are encouraged to bring their carved or decorated pumpkin to put on display for others to enjoy.   Please come out to view these pumpkins: you will not be disappointed.  Last year, there were 20+ pumpkins of all sizes.  This year the goal (not ghoul) is to double that.  As mentioned earlier, light refreshments will be provided and prizes awarded to all participants in a grab bag setup. 

The Princeton Library Building Fund Committee had its monthly meeting this past week.  New shelving is being constructed for the children’s area but much more will be evident in the year ahead. The selections have outgrown the building, necessitating an expansion as well as updating the structure. This will be another area in town that shows great improvement. Donations are still coming in and appreciated.  Please mail to PPL, PO Box 408. Ernest Hemingway wrote, “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” 

Speaking of town improvement, the Princeton Congregational Church is also receiving work on the church steeple.  Several weeks ago in this column, a request was sent out for donations to help with this project.  For those living away, donations can still be mailed to PCC, 62 Main St. 

Once again, Greenland Point Center will be “hauntingly alive” on Sat, Oct. 26th.  Festivities begin @ 6:00 p.m. Please call Jon Speed @ 796-5186 or email for specifics of the evening’s events. 

Until next week, keep your happenings coming, or 796-2723, please, leave a message.