Friday, March 27, 2009

Are you kiddin' me!

"There's nothing to do in this town!"

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone say that..............well, I'd have enough money to buy a new laptop.

All you have to do is read the paper (hint, hint) and you'll find all kinds of stuff to keep your evenings and weekends plenty full. In fact, you may find yourself wishing for a break!

From recreation department sports for all ages, to service clubs offering breakfasts, dinners, dances, casino nights, fish fries and beer fests. You can fill your dance card nearly every weekend.

Gary and I are already scheduled heavily from now until Fiesta! The historical hay ride, the PRT Art & Wine, private get-togethers with friends, and chores that come with any home and family keep us as busy as we want to be.

So please, don't say you can't find entertainment here in Patterson. It's here, lots of it. Just read the posters around town, the banners that hang on the Plaza circle, and ahem, the Patterson Irrigator to be amazed at all this town has to offer.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Desperately seeking.......Fiesta photos

This year's special edition of the PI for the Apricot Fiesta will include a pictorial trip down memory lane. In the theme of honoring Patterson's 100 year celebration, we want to look back at the 38 years of past Fiesta fun.

Here's where you come in. If you have any photos from early Fiestas......1970's, please bring them into the PI office. We'll scan them and return them to you and give your photo credit in the Fiesta tab.

The first Fiesta was in 1971. It was the summer before my senior year at PHS . The awesome class of '72 needed to raise some money for our class gift to the school, homecoming parade supplies, etc. So we had a lemonade stand at the Fiesta. It was a scorching, mid-summer day and the lemonade was very popular. We made $300! But no pictures......

Monday, March 23, 2009


Calm down.................I'm not starting any. I'm referring to the Neil Simon play, Rumors. Gary and I inhaled some left-overs Friday night and ran out the door just in time for the curtain. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink is not my MO, but we had no choice if we wanted to walk in before the play began.

So we did arrive on time. But the auditorium had a line of people at the box office desk! Good. We love to see the arts supported. We waited our turn in line and greeted others who came in after us. Chatted briefly with a few folks and then went into the theater and took our seats.

From Tori's opening remarks about cell phones, texting and general etiquette during the performance until the curtain call, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

To all the cast and crew: Great job, well done. The costumes were wonderful, the acting was fresh and the timing was almost flawless.

What a fantastic way to spend a Friday evening. All for only $5.