By: Najla Alexander
Authorities in Mercer County announced that the Mercer County Clerk’s Office will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, instead of holding its normal extended hours.
Authorities say County Connection, which is normally open on Saturdays, will also be closed on Saturday, November 25.
All branches of the Mercer County Library System will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, officials say.
According to officials on Friday, November 24, the Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence, and West Windsor branches will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; all other branches will be closed.
The following County offices and facilities will remain open on Thanksgiving Day, officials stated: Trenton-Mercer Airport (except for administrative offices), the Correction Center, the Sheriff’s Office, and the Emergency Services Communication Center.
Holiday hours for Park Commission facilities are as follows, officials said:
-Mercer County Tennis Center will be open Thanksgiving Day from 7:30 a.m. to noon and will have regular hours, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., on Friday
-Outdoor courts are open, weather permitting. Mercer County Skating Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day but will be open Friday, with public skate sessions from 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m., 5 to 7 p.m., and 7:45 to 9:45 p.m.
-Hopewell Valley Golf Course, Mountain View Golf Course, and Princeton Country Club will be open Thanksgiving Day, weather permitting, with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. Call the respective pro shops to reserve a spot.
-Thanksgiving Day tee times at Mercer Oaks (West and East courses) will start at 8 a.m. and end around 1 p.m., weather permitting. Pro shop will be open until 2 p.m.
-The Park Commission will hold its annual Golf Gift Card Sale on Black Friday. Customers will earn an additional 20 percent bonus on all gift card purchases in any golf shop or online at www.golfmercercounty.com
-Howell Living History Farm will be closed both Thanksgiving Day and Friday but will reopen on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-Mercer County Stables will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday
-The Tulpehaking Nature Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday
-The Wildlife Center will be open both Thanksgiving Day and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept new patients by appointment only.
-The Outdoor Education Environment will be open the same hours. Park Commission administrative offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday and will reopen Monday
Officials say for more information on Park Commission facilities and programs, please visit www.mercercountyparks.org.