Jan 192012

SWISS STEAK DINNER A hearty meal on these cold days is always welcome. On January 29th instead of laboring over the kitchen stove make a visit to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Hilltop Road here in Lilly and enjoy a Swiss steak dinner. You and the family can dine in or there will also be take out meals available. Prices are reasonable: $9 adult and 4.50 children. All take outs are $9.The serving time is 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Call 884-0205 for additional information.

WAR MEMORIAL The War Memorial Association met on January 12th and re-organized. John Hurley was named President; Dan Martynuska, vice-president; Claudette Falger, secretary and Joseph Gides treasurer. There were 15 men from the area present at the meeting and a lot of the discussion centered on the upkeep of the field. There was talk about contracting the lawn care and also with volunteer efforts to keep it manicured. No resolution was reached at present. The LYBA offered to contribute towards the cost of grass cutting. The date for the annual War Memorial Dinner was set as May, 26th at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church hall. The next meeting is February 9th and will kickoff the 2012 fund drive.

BIRTHDAYS Regina Causer will be busy baking cakes for the rest of the month as many family members celebrate birthdays. Her son in law, Leo Vermileum, celebrates on January 24th; her grandson, Nick Causer, observes his on the 25th. He will be 16. On the 27th her son, Bob, gets to party as will son Tom on the 30th. A granddaughter, Rebecca Bacon, celebrated her birthday on January 11th.

Today, January 19 Stella Ketchessin celebrates her 92nd birthday. Joseph Krug Sr, Bonnie Mardula and Nathan Stevens also observe birthdays with her. On the 20th, Monica Siedlarczyk. Andre Marinalk and Imy McMullen get to party as will Carol McLucas on the 21st and Marie Dougherty, James Kozak and Dane Nesbella on the 22nd.

Neighbor Larry Summerville enjoys his birthday on the 23rd followed by Corey Shedlock and Catherine Weakland on the 24th. Amy Walters, Raymond Lasinski and Carol Wertz observe their birthdays on January 25th. Happy Birthday to All.

ANNIVERSARY Francis and Lynn Filak observe their anniversary on the 21st along with Leroy and Mary George and Robert and Margaret Kunrod. On January 24 Stephen and Bonnie Mardula celebrate. Happy Anniversary to each couple.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY The society has been receiving some completed forms for the Miner History Book. Please take time to send some information of the mining history of your family. The society meets this Thursday at 7:00 PM at the Lilly Borough Building. Also the two volume paper back copies of the “Spirit of the Community” history book is available for purchase at Galls Insurance Agency. We are also still accepting orders for plaques for the Miners monument. The 2012 Calendar is also available at Galls.

SYMPATHY The community’s sympathy is extended to the family of Joseph Sibis who recently passed away in Litiz at the age of 35. His grandmother, Priscilla (Campagna) Prybyz, resides in Lilly. Last week, in Wilmore, 45 year old Donald “Ses” Sesney passed away. He had been a member of the Lilly Area Ambulance Association for many years and had served us well several years ago doing many, many transports for the association. He never complained and was a pleasant individual to have around.

DOG STORY Apparently my story about the lady walking the dog caused some uproar. Please be advised it was not Amy Kunko I was talking about. She got several calls on the matter as she does walk her dog. On a need to know basis I will release the information. The person mentioned hasn’t been a homeowner in town very long.


LILLY LINES by Jack Barlick – (814) 886-4694