Princeton Preparing For Jackie Young Celebration Parade

The parade will go down Broadway St., signs and celebration banners are encouraged to bring.

Posted: Jul 30, 2021 10:36 PM
Updated: Jul 31, 2021 12:28 AM

Olympic Gold Medalist Jackie Young made her return back home in Princeton, Indiana and the town is making sure to give her a warm welcome back home.

Young's achievements within the WNBA as a player for the Las Vegas Aces landed her a spot on the USA Olympic Women's 3X3 Basketball team.

On Wednesday Young and her team defeated the Russian Olympic Committee 18 to 15 in Tokyo leading them to win Gold.

Just a few days later she has made it back home and Princeton is welcoming her back with a celebration parade on July 31 and some people, like Bella Trusty, are looking forward to celebrate.

"Excited, excited,” said Trusty.

The parade will go down Broadway St., signs and celebration banners are encouraged to bring.

A hometown hero, Young's achievements are encouraging to young eyes, leaving them to believe they can reach goals just like her.

The parade will begin at 4 p.m., everyone is invited to show support and cheer on Jackie as she brings home the gold.

The city of Princeton is excited to celebrate one of their own.

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The combination of sunshine and southerly winds will make for another unseasonably warm day throughout the Ohio Valley - expect an afternoon high temperature near 69° this afternoon. Some areas could even see temperatures well into the 70s. Friday evening looks as though it will be just as pleasant; after seeing the upper 60s earlier in the day, we'll dip to 60° by 5 PM before falling towards 54° around 7 o’clock. We are however, watching a passing cold front that is expected to pass through the Tri-State late Friday evening and early Saturday morning. We won't see any rain from this front, but it will cool temperatures into the low 40s by Saturday morning.
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