Princeton’s Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Youngsters enjoying cupcakes after Easter Egg Hunt. (Photo by Sandra Smith)

Sandra Smith


Saturday was the Princeton Parks and Recreation Committee and Fire Station’s third annual Easter Egg Hunt. Fire Chief, Tony Ramsdell with helpers from the North Woods 4-H Club hid colored eggs around the station. Tiffany Ramsdell set up the prize and raffle table. Jessica Cilley, Penni Theriault, and the Old School House Family Restaurant made snacks of cupcakes, cookies, and bunny cars. PPRC provided the punch and Bellmard Inn the coffee. Hope Carle, had three hats: that of senior 4-H member, volunteer fire fighter and Miss Acadia. Jenna Ripley, who is used to being the fire station’s “Sparkie” took over the roll of the Easter Bunny. We had a costume malfunction last year, when it arrived there was just a head cover with ears. Thanks to Jessica Cilley, we had a real looking Easter Bunny this year. Also very special kudos to Jan Cilley. Two days before the event, she fractured her foot, but still set up her portable photography studio to provide photos of children with the Easter Bunny. She then forwarded them to their Facebook pages.

The egg hunt started at 11:00 a.m. It did not take long for the station to be filled with children and families. Each child had to find twelve eggs of the same color. Then, they were rewarded with a gift bag. Tiffany reported that she gave out seventy-five gift bags. All children there were given raffle tickets for PPRC’s Easter Basket and on behalf of the Princeton Fire Station a boys bike and a girls bike which were donated by the Calais Walmart. The winner of the basket was Kaliyah Poor; the girl’s bike was won by Brooklyn Polk; the boy’s bike was won by Landon Dwelley. It is always gratifying to have so many come out for these special town events including two of our selectmen, Scott Carle and Jason Theriault. Princeton may be a very small town but it still has lots of heart.