Weekend festivals open today in Princeton and Gallatin

Calamity Jane Days

A tractor cruise left the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Trenton at 9 o’clock this (Friday) morning in connection with this weekend’s Calamity Jane Days Festival in Princeton.  The participants will be traveling to Cainsville, where a lunch will be served at the Cainsville Community Center by the ladies of the Bethel Church.

The tractors will return to Princeton between 4 and 4:30 this afternoon.  During the cruise, breaks are planned at mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

The Princeton Chamber of Commerce provides a meal from 5 o’clock to 6:30 tonight at the Hal England Center basement.  It is free to tractor cruise participants and open to the general public on a pay and eat what you want basis.

Pork has been donated by Smithfield Farms, baked beans by Crossroads, dessert by Pearl’s 2 Eden for Elder, and homemade ice cream by Ron Sobotka.

Musical entertainment will be performed by Honky Tonk Special.

The Chautauqua on the Gallatin Square gets underway tonight (Friday).  The 6 o’clock opening includes a VFW ceremony honoring veterans, MIA’s (missing in action), and POW’s (prisoners of war).  

A Century Farmer display and a veteran’s wall can be viewed tonight from 6 to 8.  The musical group, Bent Nickel, will perform at 7 o’clock.  There will be a family movie shown on the Gallatin Square, starting at 8:30 tonight.