Tuesday was just crazy busy for me this week: Posey Tappers Homemakers at 10:30 a.m., Concordia at 1:30 p.m. and Vevay Music Club at 7:30 PM. Made it to all three but not to my retired copper meeting in Indy on Thursday or my surgeon’s appointment also in Indy on Friday. Too much, just fizzled out!
The Posey Tappers Homemakers Club met outside on the deck of the Patriot Town Hall on Tuesday morning. Brigetta Hetzel helped me with my assigned Devotions for the meeting. Our lesson was concerned with ‘Growing Old Alone’ which I almost felt as though “I” could have written. I always enjoy visiting with the ladies so after the official meeting, I brought little Miss Lexie (the ‘new’ pup) over to Town Hall for a bit of socialization training. We were meeting outside on the deck by the river, so it was not an infringement on anyone’s space. She still has growling and greeting confused but when she tried that with Betty Hutchinson, Betty didn’t flinch and instead continued petting and talking: the best training in the world – for free!
After the meeting, Mary Christiani, Joyce Earles, Brigetta Hetzel and I stayed over utilizing the picnic tables to play games. ‘Game day’ started years ago with Juanita Detmer and the others continue even now with June Lack at the nursing home is Rising Sun. I’m not a very good card player but it was entertaining nonetheless. And of course, Miss Lexie stood guard between petting breaks and protected us from any and all pirates and bad guys approaching from the river.
Afterwards, Mary Christiani and I attended Concordia. The meeting was at 1:30 p.m. instead of in the evening which seemed to suit everyone better. In attendance with Mary and I were Sharon Ward, Bonnie Schriener, Cleo Detmer, LuluBelle Thomas and Sharon Coplen.
The Vevay Music Club on Tuesday evening in Vevay topped off my almost perfect day. I attended as a guest of my friend Stasia Wiseman who most recently invited me in front of Reverend Stephen Ward, who had extended a similar invitation to me a couple of months ago. Well, when two such special people ask you, you just got to go! And I loved it! In attendance that night were Leona and Richard Adams, Billie and Galen Green, Sharon and Steve Ward, Traleen O’Connor, Lisa Rosenberger, Stasia Wiseman, Barbara DeNoon, Janet Hedricks and Tammy Sotherden. I had never met Billie in person, so it was great to be able to put a face with her voice. Every Music Club meeting includes a musical performance and this one was entitled “Cruising the Waters” featuring a variety of a dozen songs performed by Barbara DeNoon, Billie Green, Janet Hendricks, Lisa Rosenberger, Tammy Sotherden and ‘Cruise Director’ Stasia Wiseman. I had no idea how talented these folks are and not only was the concert free, but Sharon and Steve provided delicious nourishment afterwards.
Prayer list: the family of Lauren Rose, Aletha and Owen Heaton, John Campbell, Sharon and Bill Levell, Bruce Hutcherson, Irvin and Eva Fette, Freda and Harry Walker, Eddie Trinkle, Sue Bear, Sharon Ward, Sharon Copeland, Mike, Barbara DeNoon, Adam Rose, Mickie and Jake Rader, Joyce Earles, Dale and Eric Simon and Red HOT Hatters Patty Chase, Lura Riga, June Lack, Sandy Dawson and Sondra Stave, Gayle Rayles and Jerry South.
Thanks again to John Campbell, Sandy Dawson, Mike Bear, Patty Chase, Mary Christiani and Judy Callahan for perking up my spirits this week.
The next Red HOT Hatter meeting will be this Friday, October 19th at Swiss Perks on Main Street in Vevay. Beginning at 11 a.m., the special meals being offered will be as follows: 1) club salad on sourdough bread; 2) spinach, feta cheese and bacon salad; 3) chicken salad or 4) chicken salad on a croissant; desserts will include coconut cream pie, cobbler and homemade ice cream. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP and ‘pre-order’ as soon as possible with Kay E. Cook (812-594-2281). Also, Red HOT Hatters are asked to come in Halloween costumes, please. Many, special thanks to Claudia Dawson for helping set this up! Guests are always welcome! No dues to join!
Three separate events are being planned for the Town of Patriot by for the month of October:
The Patriot/Posey Park Board will be hosting their Halloween Dance Party and Costume Contest on Saturday, October 20 at the Patriot Town Hall, 352 3rd Street in Patriot for kids ages 8 – 14. The doors will be locked at 6 PM and re-open at 9 PM. Refreshments, music and fun will be provided. Those in costume could win a prize.
The 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat will be Wednesday, October 31, Halloween night at the intersection of Highways 156 and 250 beginning at 6 PM and ending at 9 PM. The Parking Lot at the 4-way light will be available for parking.
The Traveling Voting Center will be in Patriot at the Town Hall located 352 3rd Street on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 30th and 31st. On Tuesday, the voting center will be open from 8 a.m. until noon. On Wednesday which is Halloween, the hours will be 2 – 6 p.m. If you want to make it a family night, bring the kids to Patriot for our Trunk or Treat at the Intersection of Highways 156 and 250 running from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.. Parking will be available at the Town Lot there.
On November 3, 2018, the Red HOT Hatters will co-sponsor a concert at Vevay’s Historic Theater starring Hoosier writer and performer Tom Roznowski. Jan Bixler advices that tickets will be $10 each and will be available either at Tourism before the concert or at the door that night. Proceeds will be donated to the Antoinette “Toni” Kniola Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation of Switzerland County.
It has been decided that the Red HOT Hatters will assist the Angel Tree Project and donate gloves and hats for the children ages newborn to 18. Items must be collected by December 3rd. Also, we are joining with the Concordia Ladies of Concord Church assisting Samaritan’s Purse with shoe boxes for needy children. In addition, several have expressed interest in sharing the Holiday Spirit with nursing home occupants perhaps for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We need suggestions, please. The yearly Red HOT Hatter Christmas luncheon is still in the planning stages.
You may contact me several ways: by leaving a note of 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, IN 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.