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Have you picked up your copy of our PHS 150th anniversary book?

I don’t think we could have asked for a better Labor Day long weekend than the one we got. The weather was absolutely fabulous. I hope everyone had the opportunity to spend some time with family and friends on this long holiday weekend.

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Have you picked up your copy of the Princeton High School 150th anniversary book we recently published? You are really going to enjoy this book, as it’s filled with a host of photographs from years gone by. Whether you attended PHS or whether your children or grandchildren were students there, I think this is the perfect book for folks to look through over and over again. I know every time I look through the book, I see a familiar face I missed the first time.

The books are for sale at the BCR — $24.95. Stop in at our front desk, or give the office a call to reserve one for yourself or a friend. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. I know this would be the perfect holiday gift for a Princeton High School fan or former student.

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Customer Service Kudos: Do you know an individual or a business that goes above and beyond to deliver great customer service? It’s always great to hear of people or businesses that take customer service very seriously — after all, good customer service is what separates good businesses from great businesses. Following are some of the Kudos I’ve recently received:

Bonnie said, “My Kudos go to Sullivan’s Foods in Princeton for a service they provide for shut-ins and the elderly. If you call your grocery order in from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thursdays, the order will be delivered that same afternoon. I was homebound for several weeks, and this was a great service. Thanks to the delivery ladies — Victoria, Randy and Sarah.”

Robert said, “I was at TSC (in Princeton) the other day, and I was having trouble finding the item I was looking for. I looked around for about five minutes, and then a young lady asked me if she could help. With her assistance, I was able to locate the item quickly, pay for it and be on my way. That’s customer service.”

Justin said, “Some friends and me decided to go to the Psycho Silo outside of Sheffield. We had heard about it for a long time, and we wanted to go to see what all the talk was about. We were surprised to find such a welcoming atmosphere from everyone there — those who were working and even other customers that were enjoying the place like we were. The Psycho Silo is a one-of-a-kind place, and we were all impressed. We will return.”

Marge said, “Kudos to the person at the Princeton Depot who went above and beyond to help my family and me. We hadn’t ridden the train in a long time, and the help she gave us was so nice. We don’t live in Princeton, but we will return again, even if we aren’t taking a train trip anywhere.”

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Homestead Festival is this weekend, and like years gone by, the town will be a-buzz with a host of activities for people of all ages. Keep in mind traffic gets a little nutty during Homestead, so please allow yourself some extra time to get from one destination to the other.

What’s really neat about Homestead Festival is there are plenty of activities that don’t cost a dime — events for young and old alike, which helps to make it a fun weekend for all. From the always popular parade, to the craft show on the courthouse lawn, to the window displays in area businesses, the car show, all kinds of free entertainment — there clearly won’t be a lack of things to see and do.

If you are coming home for a class reunion, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to drive around town and get a glimpse of today’s Princeton. While some things will remain the same, there are plenty of new things to check out. We think you’ll be surprised and enjoy the changes.

Whether you attend a ton of activities or just one or two, have a great time. Homestead Festival only comes once a year, so make the most of it.

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I’m hoping Homestead Weekend will have the same kind of weather we experienced during the Labor Day holiday. Take the family, the grandkids, the neighbors, and make some memories. And remember ... you are important to me and the BCR.

BCR Editor Terri Simon can be reached at tsimon@bcrnews.com.

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