Patriot News 5-3-12


Editor’s Note: The staff of Vevay Newspapers is pleased to announce that Patti (Brady) Kappes will be the correspondent for Patriot news effective now. Welcome Patti and we hope Patriot area residents will call or email their news to you.


I am very excited about getting to write the Patriot news and I hope everyone enjoys reading it. I have lived in the Patriot area my whole life and truly love our town. There are a couple of upcoming events this week.

The Concord Community Church is having its annual spring yard sale Thursday, May 3rd, and Friday, May 4th, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Patriot Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is having a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, May 5th, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. It will be at the Patriot Firehouse on Fourth Street. The cost is $6 for an adult meal and $4 for a child meal. The meal includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert, and a drink. All proceeds go to the Relay for Life. Come out and enjoy a good meal for a good cause

Saturday, April 21st, Carol Ann Armstrong traveled to New Castle, Indiana, to see her granddaughter, Jesse Hoagland, compete in the Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Rodeo. It was very cold, the horse didn’t like the cold and was very temperamental, so consequently Jesse didn’t place as well as she usually does. Carol Ann was so cold she had to wear several layers of clothes just to be able to make it through the first round of competition. On the afternoon break, Carol Ann went nearby to the home of Leroy and Deanna Brammer, formerly of the North Bend Farm, for a wonderful lunch and visit. They have a lovely home that Deanna has beautifully decorated and landscaping that is equally as beautiful. At the evening meet, Samantha Brammer Jacobs and husband Wayne came to watch Jesse compete. Carol Ann enjoyed visiting with them as well. Others who attended were: Jerry and Joyce Hoagland, Jesse’s other grandparents, and Laverne Reinbold, a friend from Huntingburg, Indiana.

Saturday, April 21st, sisters, Janice Meadors and Virginia Kelly left for Pelion, South Carolina to visit their brother and sister-in-law, Vernon and Joyce Romans. The week was packed full of activities such as, going to flea markets, farmers markets, antique and novelty stores, eating all types of seafood, fresh strawberries, tomatoes and even boiled peanuts (a southern delicacy). They all remembered old times, joked and laughed until Friday came and Jinny and Janice had to start home. They both had more fun than they had in years

On Saturday, April 28th, the Belle River Lodge #327 had an award presentation and dinner at the Patriot Town Hall honoring Joe Brady. Joe received an award for his 50 year Masonic membership. There were about 35 of Joe’s family, friends, and fellow lodge members in attendance. David Hite was the speaker and presenter of Joe’s certificate and 50-year pin. Mike Jones also gave a small speech and prayer. There was a delicious dinner of homemade bean soup and corn bread following the award presentation.

I only had a few days to gather news for this week but I hope for more in the coming weeks. The people in the Patriot community are always doing different events to serve the community and I am proud to be a member of such a great town. Please feel free to call or email me with any upcoming events, special recognitions, or any other news.