REMINDER The Lilly-Washington War Memorial Associations annual banquet will be held this Saturday, May 26th starting at 6:00 PM at the Our Ladies of the Alleghenies Church Hall. Those veterans who served during WW2 and are in attendance at the dinner will be honored. Paul “Moose” Sweeney, an Army veteran of the European Theater will address the assembly.
MEMORIAL DAY At 8:45 AM on Memorial Day, Monday May 28th the American Legion Honor Guard will conduct a service at the Lady of Mount Carmel National Catholic Cemetery on Hilltop Street. Then they will be at the LillyDale Cemetery for a 9:00 AM service. Following that service the Legion will be at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery on Cemetery Street and at 10:00 at St. Brigids Cemetery.
At 11:00 AM the annual Memorial Day service will be conducted at the Lilly War Memorial field. Americanism Awards will be presented to Alyce Palko and Dane Myers, both eighth grade students at Penn Cambria. Scholarships, totaling $5000 will also be presented to three high school seniors by the Lilly American Legion Post 628.
CITY LEAGUE The Lilly entry in the Altoona City League lost its opening game against the former East Coast Gun Sales in a game that went 12 innings at the Lilly field on May 20th. WW2 veteran Paul Sweeney threw out the first pitch to start the season. The final score was 3-2.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY The two books: “The Spirit of the Community” and “The Military Spirit of the Community” can be purchased at Galls Insurance Agency. Several soft back issues will be available at the War Memorial after the service on May 28th. Also miner plagues can still be ordered for inclusion on the miners monument at a cost of $50.
50TH ANNIVERSARY On May 20th approximately 250 people, including priests, nuns, family members and former and current parishioners of Monsignor John Sasway were in attendance at the Mass and Dinner honoring his fifty years in the priesthood. It was a very nice program and if you were there you will never forget about the fly and elephant at St. Vincent’s as told by Father Angelo Patti.
REMINDERS Just a reminder to area gamblers that the Lilly Fire Company Auxiliary is sponsoring a bus trip to the Hollywood Casino near Harrisburg on June 3rd.
On Sunday, May 20th the Traditional Anglers of Pennsylvania (T.A.P.s) of Portage placed trout in both the Bear Rock and Little Conemaugh creeks here in town in what they termed a supplemental stocking. The efforts of this group to the recreational activity of area youths is outstanding. Support them!
BIRTHDAYS On May 25th Shirley Noel and Tim Panek will celebrate birthdays followed byLori Krug and Nancy Rowe on the 26th and Robert Krull along with Gregory Podrasky on the 27th. On May 28th Linda Cropsey, Troy Logan and Dominic Ricupero all get to party as will Bill Claar on the 20th. On the 30th Audrey Craine, Andrew Glenn, Walter Hoberney and Justin Spaid all celebrate theor birthdays. Happy Birthday to All.
ANNIVERSARIES Andrew and Joanne Regan celebrate their wedding anniversary on May 25th and Beverly and Charles Mulhearn celebrate on the 30th. Happy Anniversary to Both Couples.
RAILROAD Sunday morningI talked to a fellow from Chicago who spends his vacations photographing trains. He had two tripods and cameras set up on the bridge at the Sokols. He times his photo shoots by the sun and explained how he gets better clear magazine quality pictures when the sun is just right. I ask him how he located Lilly and he said through magazines and train schedules. He works in the North Folk Southern yard in Chicago.
FINALLY I finally observed a ruby throated hummingbird at the flowers near my porch feeder. All is not in vain. No Grosbeaks though.
LILLYLINES by Jack Barlick – (814) 886-4694