As daylight started to fade on October 31st, the town of Patriot was filled with little ones dressed in every costume out there. Cute little mouses, adorable little witches, glow in the dark goblins, I even saw a few adults getting into the festivities.
The town awarded prizes at the four way stop for different categories. While scary but fun music filled the streets the sound of children running and laughing made the night complete. While handing out candy I enjoyed an evening around a fire roasting marshmallows with my neighbors and friends. Sometimes we just need to take a moment and remember it’s the peaceful moments of laughing, and smiles that make the world go round.
The Patriot/Posey Fire Department blocked off the parts of town to insure the safety of all the trick or treaters out and about. Halloween is a time for kids to be kids and for us as adults to remember what the feeling of imagination and wonder was all about. It was truly a perfect night in Patriot.
The Patriot town board will meet tonight (Thursday, November 4th) instead of its normal meeting date due to election day. The following Sunday, November 7th, the Patriot Baptist Church will celebrate Veterans Day with a service dedicated to all the men and women who have given their time and lives to defend our great nation. A meal will follow at town hall, all are welcomed. Please come out and support our veterans.
The Scout troop will head out to Red River Gorge for a camping trip next weekend and I can’t wait to hear all about it.
Also remember that daylight savings time ends this Sunday morning, November 7th, so we need to set our clocks back. Now most phones and computers should reset themselves but it’s always a good idea to check. This is also the prime time to put new batteries in your smoke detectors, and check your furnace filters. It’s such an easy thing to do, as it only takes a minute and that minute could save you in the event of a disaster. As the weather starts to get cooler we will all be turning on our furnaces soon, if you haven’t had your furnace inspected in a bit it’s a good time to do so.
As November starts we are beginning the season of holidays that people spend close together inside our homes. Over the summer months we tend to gather more outside, to enjoy the beautiful weather. The holidays of the fall and early winter months tend to bring us inside and closer together. As we start to gather once again we need to remember that if we are not feeling well we should stay home and be safe. We need to stay safe and healthy all through the holiday season. Let’s all try to work together to keep everyone happy and healthy as we start the season of giving and hope.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween night as much as I did. Have a great week everyone and let’s all try to remember to take care of one another.