PIE SALE The Lilly Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary is currently taking orders for pies from the Pie Shoppe until March 6. Pies include Chocolate, Coconut, Lemon, Apple and Razzleberry. Cinnamon Rolls, Boston Cream Pie, Shamrock Cookies and Pumpkin Rolls are also available. Call Theresa Dunmyer at 886-8720 or Pam Sanders at 736-3015 to place an order.
REMINDER Lent Fish dinners are available from the First Lutheran Church in Portage on March 9 and 23 from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM while supply lasts.
WAR MEMORIAL MEETING The monthly March War Memorial meeting will be held tonight, Thursday March 01 at the Borough Building at 7:00 PM.
ST. PATRICKS MONEYRAMA Our Lady of Mount Carmel National Catholic Church is sponsoring a $2000 St. Patricks Moneyrama at the Cassandra Social Hall on Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Admission is $20 dollars and includes a roast beef dinner, refreshments and a mid afternoon luncheon. There will be music and door prizes also. For further details call 886-2375 or 886-2740.
BIRTHDAYS Today is a busy day as Beverly Costlow, Maya Lutton, Frances Albarano, Maddox Laret, Breann Latockhe, Julia Myers and Mary Jo Rainey all observe birthdays as will Kenneth Brown , Tyler Condon and Shelby Franey on the 3rd and John Dougherty on the 4th along with Ursula McConnell. Faber Conrad gets to party on the 5th followed by Ed Brown ,Nicholas Cassisi, Britanny Myers and Mary Slebodnick who will be 102 on the 6th. March 7th finds Lillian Krull, William Leahey , Courtney McLendon and Regina Siuniak celebrating as will my sister, Monica Barlick on Match 8th. Happy Birthday to All.
INDIANS I had a pleasant conversation with Pete Nesbella , a Lilly native, who resides outside of Carlisle, PA. He recalled collecting Indian artifacts while growing up in Lilly. Pete said apparently at one time there was an encampment at the creek behind Memorial Drive near the mule barn as he and the Bulsock brothers would find arrowheads there where two creeks came together. He said old Indian lore called the spot where streams joined as being a sacred place. Pete also found a tomahawk and a larger spear blade made of stone there. He intends to donate these items to the Lilly Washington Historical Society along with some miner tools.
A BIT OF INFORMATION As the crow flies it is only 13 miles south east to Bedford, PA. In the 1700’s there were still hostile Indians roaming the area. One report I read told of settlers being massacred 7 miles northwest of Bedford. That would be about 6 miles from here. Most likely at the bottom of the mountain near the Blue Knob farm fields No wonder the Sharps, early settlers, had a round house fortification on the mountain. When the Mason-Dixon Line was being surveyed the project was placed on hold awhile due to Indian hostilities west of Bedford.
LILLY LINES by Jack Barlick – (814) 886-4694