Calamity Jane Day planning meeting held

Calamity Jane Days

An open meeting to address changes for Calamity Jane Day in Princeton included several topics discussed.

Among them: it was decided to move the parade to 11 a.m. then build the schedule around the Parade if parade organizer Smithfield agrees.

According to survey results, most responders felt the three most important aspects of Calamity Jane Day are the parade (41%), the Melodrama (31%) and the Shoot Out gang, (20%). Other activities received smaller percentages to make up the remainder.

It was decided to have the Shoot Out and Melodrama presentations four times on Saturday if possible. The Baby Show will be moved to 9:30 and begin with Little Wild Bill and Little Miss Calamity Jane so those winners will be decided before the Parade.

A BBQ contest is planned for the afternoon with a community dinner following. Evening entertainment will involve bands in the early evening and later in the night. Arrangements are being made for a Wine Tent or a Wine Tasting event. Different locations for some long-standing activities also were discussed.

The next meeting about Calamity Jane Day will be held at the Mercer County Health Department in Princeton at 5:30 on April 13th.