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Sandra Smith


The Princeton Library will try to have story hour this week from 4 - 5 p.m. depending on the predicted storms. As it was, the library had to be closed Tuesday and Wednesday of last week and the library committee meeting was postponed. Thursday, Heidi was so busy she filled the attendance book. Heidi had a wonderful surprise when she picked up the library mail on Monday. There was a package of seven new books: three for young adults and four for young children from a special friend of the library, Cynthia Romania.

March 31 is the Princeton Parks and Recreation Committee and Fire Station third annual Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Fire Station. Activities include a hunt for eggs, snacks and drinks, a bag of treats, and a free raffle for a special prize. Also there will be a chance to visit with the Easter Bunny. Note that children ages 12 and under need to be with an adult.

Because March is Women’s History month, I thought I would write a section about the Princeton Woman’s Club. It was organized in 1937 and by 1955 had a membership of thirty women. Officers at that time were: Mrs. Kenneth Savage, President; Mrs. Irvin Doane, First Vice President; Mrs. Donald R. Jacob, Second Vice President; Miss Hilda Edgerly, Treasurer; Mrs. Bernard McDowell, Secretary; Mrs. Colby Fahey, Program Chairman. That year it was reported that they sponsored, supported, and supervised the library and paid for repairs as well as organizing donations and financial aid from the town. Eight members organized a physical education program for the elementary school in which the children received instruction in calisthenics and folk dancing. They also donated eight heavy chain swings to the school. The club continued to be very active in the 60s with monthly meetings at members homes, a featured speaker, an annual meeting and picnic, sponsored programs for the cub scouts, cancer drives, and town improvement. The Club supported the library with donations of books, planting flowers for the window boxes, and sponsoring the Children’s Summer Reading Program until their end in 2003 due to lack of members.

The Princeton Town Office wants residents to know that Nomination Papers will be available at the Town Office on Monday, March 19th for the following seats: Board of Selectmen (1 @) 3 year term; Water District Trustee (1 @) 3 year term; School Board Member (2 @) 3 year terms. Papers will be due back at the office by April 27th, 2018. If you have any questions, please call the town office at 796-2744.

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 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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