You’ve got just one more Friday to make a Fish Fry before Easter! Violet Kelly contacted me and has invited everyone to the East Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry to be held tomorrow (Friday, March 30th) from 4-8 p.m. The meal includes: cod, cole slaw, mac and cheese, green beans, hush puppies, a dessert and drink. Adults are $8, Children ages 6 years old and under are $5. All proceeds go to benefit our East Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department. The Firehouse is located on Highway 56 just north of Highway 250 in East Enterprise.
Easter Mass at the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church will be at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 1st. Father Joseph Moriarty, Rector at Bishop Simon Brute College Seminary in Indianapolis will preside. Good Friday will be observed at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, March 30th). There will be no Saturday mass on March 31st in Vevay.
On April 6th, ‘First Friday’ festivities are entitled ‘Chalandamarz’ and include a Blessing of the Animals by Father Christopher Craig, pastor of Prince of Peace in Madison and the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Church in Vevay. The festivities will run from 5-9 p.m. The Blessings of the Animals will start at 6 p.m. in the Opera House Park, located at Pike and Ferry Streets — across from Danner’s. Bring your dogs on a leash and your cats in a carrier for the safety of all involved, please. Domestic pets, as well as farm animals, are welcome. Different sites will be set up for different types of animals. The Switzerland County Animal Shelter will also have adoptable dogs and cats available.
The next scheduled Patriot Town Board meeting is Tuesday, April 3rd, and will begin promptly at 6 p.m. at 352 3rd Street. The meeting is open to the public and all are invited to attend.
The 4th of July Parade this year will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4th, with lineup at the Patriot Boat Ramp beginning at 9 a.m. Registration forms will be available the day of the Parade at sign-up. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Liability waivers must be signed in advance. The Town of Patriot is the only incorporated town in the United States with the name of Patriot making our Parade, the only true ‘Patriot Parade’. Immediately following the Parade there will be a flag ceremony at the Memorial Park. The day’s activities will conclude in Harris Park and will include a meal. Anyone with questions, call the Patriot Town Hall at (812) 594-2243. More will be published when available.
The Red HOT Hatters will hold their next meeting at Roxano’s on Thursday, April 19th, beginning at 11 a.m. Main topic of conversation will be the upcoming fundraiser for the Antoinette Kniola Memorial Fund which is tentatively a Tea at the Schenck Mansion on Sunday, June 3rd. In addition, there will be discussion of the collection and sale of garage sale items also to benefit Toni’s Memorial Fund.
Friday was my usual trip to Cincinnati to have lunch with John N. Campbell at Demetrio’s Restaurant, followed up with Fish Fry at the Rising Sun United Methodist Church and visits with Diana Winslow and her daughter, Bonnie and Bill Schreiner, Rita and Tom Turner and of course Gink and Mary Ruth Poling and their daughter/my friend Jennifer Poling. When Kathy Lieland and Angel Lieland arrived with the kids, I moved over to their table for a while for still another gab session. No more fish fries there until September! Gonna miss it!
Saturday, I attended the Lincoln Day Dinner at the Belterra Casino Resort hosted by the Republicans of Switzerland County. Last count I had was 104 tickets sold. The food was totally exquisite! Sam Jones even complimented it! He and I were going through the buffet line together and just as I was thinking I would rather eat the food prepared by “Patty’s Reach”, he was telling me how delightful it was not to have to cook for once. I was dressed to the nines: Marilyn-Monroe-blown-in-the-wind hair, makeup, perfume and snow boots! A great time was had by all and I enjoyed speaking with Kip Meyerhoff and Walter Cotton, Greg and Denise Pence and Ken Byars. Hats off to Lisa Fisher for the best Lincoln Day ever!
The Annual Gun Shoot sponsored by ‘Team Holcomb’ and featuring Indiana’s First Lady Janet Holcomb originally scheduled for Saturday morning, March 24th has been re-scheduled to Saturday, April 7th at 11 a.m. due to the weather. The Shoot will be held at the Switzerland County Sportsman’s Club at 11437 Bennington Pike. For additional information call (317) 635-7561.
Prayers of healing for Jamie Darbro, Mary Ellen Witt, Irvin Fette, Fritz Korn, John Campbell, Jake Rader, Pam Hutchinson, Colton Schirmer, Erin Schmitt, Wayne Dawson, Garry Johnson, Matt Oatman, Leona Ware, and Red HOT Hatter June Lack.
I know this sounds a little crazy, but it is really good! Essentially, it’s a sandwich without bread and more lettuce, it’s a —
BIG MAC Salad
3oz cooked 95% Lean ground beef, Crumbled
2 cups Lettuce, Diced
1⁄4 cup Dill pickle, Diced
1⁄4 cup uncooked Onion, Diced
1 oz Light cheddar cheese, Shredded
2 Tbsp light Thousand Island salad dressing
(I used a whole hamburger patty because I like the extra meat.)
Cook & drain ground beef. Mix lettuce, dill pickles and onions.
Combine ground beef (ground turkey or chicken), cheese
and dressing with the lettuce mix. Enjoy!
My guess is that if you substituted Frisch’s tartar sauce for the Thousand Island dressing, you could re-name this “BIG BOY Salad”.
As always, I encourage people to contact me with their local news. You may contact me several ways: by leaving a note or message inside the cat mailbox in front of 1995 Front Street in Patriot; or by calling my home at (812) 594-2281; or dropping me a note at P.O. Box #01, Patriot, Indiana, 47038. In addition, contact KAY E COOK on Facebook or online at PatriotNews1995@gmail.com. If you have anything for me to include in this article, please send it to me. Information can be received any day of the week but normally my deadline is Sunday at noon for that week’s issue of the paper. Any news received later will appear in the following week’s article. If you need something in a particular issue, please be sure and give it to me early.