Food, fun, fireworks highlight July 4th Spectacular

by | Jul 9, 2015 | Latest

By Wyndi Veigel

News Editor

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Despite rain, damp fields and high humidity, patriotism, festive foods, fireworks and throngs of people attended the annual July 4th Spectacular in Princeton.

According to the city, more than 5,000 people were present at the annual event held July 2 at the J.M. Caldwell Community Park/POW Camp.

The celebration started out with a plethora of vendors and food opportunities spread throughout the Community Park/POW Camp.

Due to rain soaking the fields, the annual Princeton PD versus Princeton FD softball game was cancelled. Hopefully, the game can be played during a new event for the city, a fall festival, which will be held in October.

“Everyone came together to make it a success and a special thanks goes to public works for all their hard work,” Community Relations Coordinator Stephanie Bowman said. “Lots of work was done by public works.”

A $5 parking fee was taken this year to help with the city’s scholarship fund and a free shuttle was ran by Princeton ISD from the stadium parking lot and Lacey Elementary School.

The evening progressed with the tunes provided by the Tim Cooper Band and Rachel Pride.

As the evening came to a close, families gathered their lawn chairs, blankets and cameras as the last bursts of brilliant colors streamed overhead ending another spectacular 4th
fireworks display.

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