More of Patriot’s 200 year history: “In 1812 Elisha Wade purchased the tract between Mexico and Egypt Bottoms and in 1820 together with James Herrick laid out the town of Troy. The name was later changed to “Patriot” and ever since have the citizens, in times of stress and war, sent forth, with all the name implies, their patriotic sons; their moral aid; and more financial help than could naturally have been expected from them. Additions were made to the original town by Joshua Hicks (the writer’s great-grandfather), Bela Herrick and Martin R. Green, making a village seven blocks long and four wide with the numbered streets, from First to Seventh running from the River and with Front, Main, Plum and Columbia paralleling it. Additions were made to the original town by Joshua Hicks (the writer’s great-grandfather), Bela Herrick and Martin R. Green, making a village seven blocks long and four wide with the numbered streets, from First to Seventh running from the River and with Front, Main, Plum and Columbia paralleling it. James Herrick built the first school building in 1816 but schools were taught prior to this date. Judge McClure served as one of the first circuit judges and in 1816 suffered the loss of his wife, son and a grandchild by drowning in the Ohio, so at this early date the stream was demanding tribute from a people for whom it was doing so much by bearing them on its broad bosom in their home seeking adventures, and later transporting the fruits of their toil to market and returning necessities for factory, fireside and field.” Quoting H.F. Emerson’s 1931 publication Historical Sketch of the Town of Patriot.
The next Red HOT Hatters meeting will be on Friday, February 21st at the Thirsty Lemon in East Enterprise and will begin at 11 a.m. The Thirsty Lemon Diner is located on State Road 56 just north of East Enterprise. All are welcome to attend! No hats are required but the wearing of the colors red and/or purple is encouraged.
The Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church will hold services on Ash Wednesday, February 26th, at 4 p.m. The church is located at 591 Ferry Street in Vevay.
The Vevay Music Club will conclude their annual ‘Winter Break’ on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:30 p.m. at the Vevay United Methodist Church/Ruter Chapel located 309 W. Main Street. Interested parties are encouraged to attend.
For the second year in a row, the Red HOT Hatters will be venturing to the Stream Cliff Farm, Restaurant and Winery on Friday, April 17th. Beginning with lunch at the Twigs & Sprigs Restaurant at 11 a.m., our day will be filled with fun, food, shopping, and beautiful scenery. Stream Cliff is located in Commiskey, Indiana. Drive time from Vevay is roughly an hour so I anticipate a caravan forming in the lot of the YMCA and leaving no later than 10 a.m. An advanced headcount would be helpful again. Please feel free to call me at home (812) 594-2281 or email me at RedHotHatter0312@yahoo.com.
The Switzerland County Homemakers “Achievement Day” is being planned for Thursday, April 30th and this year will be held at the Switzerland County Technology and Education Center located at 708 West Seminary Street. The theme this year is “Hoosier Luau — Fun in the Sun”. More information to come.
Prayer List: Bruce Hutcherson, Firefighter Ron Brunner, Candy Glib, Sharon and Bill Levell of Rising Sun; Patty Chase, Pam Minch, Barbara Barnhill, Eva Fette, Reverend Steve Ward, Ellyn Kern and Jerry Brown, John Campbell, Posey Tappers Jake and Mickie Rader, Concordia Sharon Copland and Lulu Belle Thomas, and Red HOT Hatters Joyce Johnson, Mary Christiani, Sandy Dawson, Juanita Giltner, Barb Dowdy, Laura Riga and June Lack.
Another recipe from Patriot’s Aunt Bea:
2 Cans – Fruit pie filling
1 Box – Yellow Cake Mix
1 Stick – Sliced Butter
1 Cup – Chopped Pecans
Lightly spray a 9” x 13” pan. Pour pie filling in. Sprinkle cake mix on top of pie filling then place butter on top of that. Add pecans and top with one more slice of butter. Bake one hour at 350 degrees. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar when cold.
You may contact me several ways: by leaving a note of message inside the door 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, you may send me an email 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 get it to me early.