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Sandra Smith


On Monday, we had a meeting of the Princeton Parks and Recreation Committee. First on the agenda was the planning for the third annual Easter Egg Hunt. The date is Saturday, March 24 from 11:00 - 1:00 at the Princeton Fire Station. Activities include a hunt for eggs, snacks and drinks, a bag of treats, and a free raffle for a special prize. Note that children ages 12 and under need to be with an adult. If anyone would like to help with baking snacks, let me know. So far we have an offer for 2 dozen cupcakes. The next meeting will be Monday, April 2 at 6:00 p.m. to continue planning for the Fresh Water Festival.

Also again a reminder that this Thursday, March 15 is the annual Wardens Night Dinner at the Princeton Rod & Gun Club. It starts at 5:30 and is $12 per person.

The library has the latest book by Eastport author, Sarah Graves. “Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake” is the first book of her new series based on a bakery but goes back to her characters Jake Tiptree and Ellie from her home repair series. It is a good mystery and always amusing to read a book with a local setting.

Also note that on Monday, March 19 at 3:00 p.m. there will be the first meeting of the writing group. Anyone is welcome. The idea of this group is to inspire putting all those thoughts and stories to paper/digital and sharing it with others. The goal is try to have three pages of writing each week.

The Princeton Elementary School Student Council, Softball and Soccer Players, are raising money for a new digital scoreboard by selling ready-to-bake cookie dough in 2.7 pound tubs, for $15-$16. Ask a student for more information. The final date of the sale is this Friday, March 16.

Currently, the Princeton Elementary School has been challenged by Lewey’s Island Masonic Lodge to read 500 books between March 7 and April 13. If they succeed the Masons will sponsor a school ice-cream party. For this “Bikes for Books” program, the students finish a book and then must fill out a response sheet which enters them into the bike raffle. The age categories are: boy and girl pre k-k; boy and girl grades 1+2; boy and girl grades 3+4; and boy and girl grades 5-8. Along with the Masons, the PTO sponsors the bikes for kids. This is a terrific program and sometimes goes even further than we might know. A few years ago one of these young winners gave his bike to a friend who he knew did not have a bike.

March 14 - Princeton Library Committee Meeting 5:00 p.m.

March 15 - Princeton Rod & Gun Club Wardens Night Dinner 5:30 p.m.

March 19 - Princeton Area Writing Group - 3:00 p.m. Princeton Library

March 21 - Princeton Library Story Hour 4:00-5:00 p.m.

March 24 - PPRC and Princeton Fire Dept. Easter Egg Hunt-Princeton Fire Station at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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