Breakfast for Kathy Messmer on April 21

On Sunday, April 21,2024, past and present Girl Scouts & leaders, as well as some Jasper VFW members, will be having a Breakfast Benefit for Kathy Messmer at the Jasper Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 673, which is located in the formally known as Polo Room.  Meals will be sold from 9AM-1PM for $10 a plate, which also includes a drink.  Sausage links, pancakes, waffles, donuts, biscuits & gravy, and fruit will be available.  Drinks will consist of water, coffee & orange juice.

Kathy was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic cancer, a brain tumor, high grade solid ductal carcinoma, and breast cancer.  She has undergone radiation and chemotherapy over the last few months.  She will continue to receive immunotherapy.

Girl Scouts and the Jasper VFW would like to reciprocate the support she provided to scouts and veterans by coordinating this breakfast benefit to help her family with travel expenses and many extras that are incurred. 

Kathy’s involvement with Girl Scouts has impacted numerous young ladies, and some of their parents, over years.  She has planned many troop meetings in the Northeast Dubois school district, Service Unit events, camp outs, trips to the Indiana State House for girls to page with the House of Representatives or Senate, and cookie booths.

One of Kathy’s favorite events to plan for local scouts is the “Cookies for Veteran’s”.  She plans for the girls to make cards, decorate boxes & assemble them with home made cookies to be dropped off at the Jasper VFW.  They will include them into the meals they deliver to veterans throughout the county.

The Honor Flight of Southern Indiana is also very near and dear to her heart.  She coordinates for area volunteers to attend the “Welcome Home Parade” for the Veterans upon their arrival back to the Evansville airport after a long day of touring Washington DC.

Kathy lives in Celestine, therefore she is also heavily involved in their annual Streetfest in June.  She helps organize an ice cream booth by gathering volunteers, as well as all the materials needed to have a successful booth.  She also has this same ice cream booth at the Dubois Septemberfest.

So please join us on Sunday, April 21st at the Jasper VFW from 9-1 at this Breakfast Benefit for Kathy Messmer.  If you are unable to attend and wish to donate, please see the information on the attached flyer.