Patrick Phelan was unveiled as the Neches River Festival King in a ceremony Tuesday, April 1. Phelan was NRF Citizen of the Year in 1981. Patrick Phelan and his wife, Kathryn Odom Phelan, will soon celebrate 50 years of marriage. A graduate of St. Anthony High School and Lamar University, he is head of the Kelly High School Foundation. Phelan is grandfather to 11 and father of seven, one of whom, Phoebe Bossanna, was once Neches River Festival Queen, as was granddaughter Morgan Meadows.