Town News

Elizabeth Mitchell

Another small column for Princeton-Several folks have commented on enjoying having the Princeton column in the Advertiser again. But folks, the column needs your input of news and announcement of events to keep the ‘press rolling’. Please call-796-5333, e-mail:, or bring in the news. Our hours are Mon. and Tues. 10-2; Wed. through Fri. 12-4.

This past week the flags lining the busier section of Main Street were removed. It was a pleasure to see them each time I came through town. These last few heavy wind storms we had were not very kind to them. One in particular was hanging in strips, so of course they couldn’t stay.

There were a few more vendors at the Farmers’ Market on Thursday, adding to the variety of things offered there. Then this past Saturday, the Friends of Princeton sponsored a Community Flea Market on the site at Andrews’ Field. There were eight vendors there. Six  were signed on  before the event with two others joining in the morning. Two of the set-ups were to benefit the Princeton Library.   The book sales totaled $168.00 and $58.00 was sold in raffle tickets on the Quilt made and donated by Sue Martell.

One of my favorite past times is berry-picking. There was as small crop of sizeable wild strawberries in a couple of spots on the property. I enjoyed the short time  picking even though the mosquitoes were merciless. Now I have to mow where I left the spots for the berries. In the last picking I noticed a definite trail coming out of the back woods. The berries weren’t plentiful enough to  draw any critter-probably just something walking through. At any rate, the game camera is going back out to find out what  it is and how big the visitor is. Isn’t most of this weather just super! 

The Friends of Princeton do charge a small fee to vend just to help with advertising. Hopefully that baseball field can be filled next year. The purpose of the Flea Market is to sponsor a community event. Also, children can vend free. Small children will require adult supervision. Friends will be brainstorming, planning and taking any suggestions to make it a bigger event next year.