Town News

Sandra Smith


On Monday, October 24, we had the Parks and Recreation Meeting. Plans were reviewed for the haunted house at the Treats on Wheels. The Princeton Food Mart gave Parks and Rec permission to sell raffle tickets for the turkey dinner on Friday. Tickets continue to be sold by committee members for the turkey dinner which includes a turkey, potatoes, sweet potatoes, veggies, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, apple cider, and a certificate for homemade biscuits and pie from the Bellmard Inn. The tickets are $1.00 each and 6 for $5.00. They will also be sold at the Baileyville Craft Fair on November 5th where the prize winner will be drawn. The proceeds from this raffle will help sponsor upcoming events.

Robyn Smith reported that on Saturday, around 5:30, while they were working on the haunted house at the town office, they heard a strange noise and thought that maybe it was a crow. Then they realized it was coming from under her car, and it was a kitten. She had no idea where, when or how it ended up there behind her gas tank but they could not get it out. Tony Ramsdell, the Princeton Fire Chief, happened to be nearby and stopped to help. They had to jack up the car and it took quite a while to rescue the kitten. It was quite sickly with an eye infection. Jessica Cilley took kitty home and called the vet, who recommended putting it on a heating pad and giving it some liquids. It was doing better by Sunday. A special thanks from Robyn to Tony and the Princeton Fire Department for all their help.

On Sunday, from 4:00 - 6:00 Treats on Wheels was held at Legacy Square along with a haunted house at the town office meeting room. This was a joint event with the Friends of Princeton, Princeton Elementary School, and Princeton Parks and Recreation Committee, which spent two days setting up the haunted house. Twenty-five vehicles participated and the many cars and trucks were decorated with terrific creative Halloween themes. The Princeton Library and Town Office gave out treats and many local businesses were there. Friends of Princeton gave out all of their 144 pinwheels and so we think there were 150 children that came to this fun event. Also many of the adults had some great costumes including our local State Representative, Beth Turner and Maine Senate candidate Joyce Maker. The attendance was double last year and it is so inspiring to have such enthusiasm and the hard work of our local groups appreciated.

Here is the last Ballot Question Preview for this week. Question 6: Citizen Initiative - “Do you favor a $100,000,000 bond issue for construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of highways and bridges and for facilities, equipment and property acquisition related to ports, harbors, marine transportation, freight and passenger railroads, aviation, transit and bicycle and pedestrian trails, to be used to match an estimated $137,000,000 in federal and other funds?” Note that there is a booklet at the library with a more thorough explanation of all the initiatives. If you have not registered to vote, the time is now to get it done.

Tammy and Hope Carle are looking for parents to help restart interest in a Princeton 4-H Club. They are having a special presentation “Introduction to 4-H” on Saturday, November 5 from 10:00-1:00 at the Princeton Town Office meeting room. 4-H started as a rural opportunity in 1902 and now is a world-wide organization. I was a member for 10 years as well as a leader for 10 years and the early programs of community service most likely are the baseline for my activities here. 4-H truly is a worthwhile group to be involved with at a very young age with continued rewards as a young adult.

Upcoming Events:

November 2 at 6:00 at the Old School Restaurant a meeting of the Princeton Pathfinders Snowmobile Club. Public is invited and a good time to join and become a member.

November 5 from 10:00-1:00 at Princeton Town Office meeting room-Introduction to 4-H.

November 12 the 8th Grade will be having their annual Spaghetti Dinner at the Princeton Rod & Gun Club from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

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