Princeton Chamber of Commerce discusses Calamity Jane Days, Independence day celebrations

An Old Time Calamity Jane will be the theme for this years’ celebration in September at Princeton.

Plans so far include: a Baby Show, Becci Shew; Quilts, Della Orndorff at the Methodist Church; Natalie Mounce and Kelly Bertrand for Vendors; and Roy Moore for the Golf Tournament. Donna Herdrich gave some ideas for fund raisers.

Richard Etlulain, who has written two  books about Calamity Jane, will be speaking in Princeton during the celebration. The Genealogy Society, Mercer County Library and Princeton Chamber will split his expenses. He will stay with the Kauffman’s.

Felisha Bertand will receive 150 dollars for painting inside the new area of the Cow Palace building. Dirt work needs to be done so it will be accessible.

Regarding an Independence Day celebration, Princeton will celebrate on Sunday July 3 due to the pyro technician cannot be in Princeton July 4th.

The Mercer county recreation board gave money for the fire works, insurance, the pyrotech and watermelon.

Princeton chamber described May 7th as a great day for the clean up and garage sales but the dumpster was full before noon. The chamber will ask the City of Princeton when another dumpster can be brought to Princeton.

Recognition was given to Judy Hamilton, Dianna Stockman, and Matt Krohn who bought flowers for the flower boxes around the Square. Kelly Bertrand, Judy Hamilton and Dianna Stockman planted them. The chamber is asking the businesses to keep them watered.

The next meeting of the Princeton Chamber will be June 8th at Pearls Two Eden for Elders.