Sep 272012

NATIONAL ALPACA DAY In recognition of National Alpaca Day there will be on open house at the Alpaca farm on Lilly Mountain from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM on September 29th & 30th. Take time to bring the kids to see these exoctic fur bearing animals.

PENN CAMBRIA There was a really nice turnout of parents and fans for the Penn Cambria Home Coming game on the 21st. Sophomore Jake Hurley was the star of the show as he ran over 90 yards for the first touchdown in the games opening kickoff. Grandson Nathan Przybys scored his first touchdown of the season also. It was another game of great team work as the Panthers beat Bishop Carroll 40-14. Great Job Guys!

RAIDERS FOOTBALL There was an exceptionally nice turnout for the Lilly Raiders games at the War Memorial field on Sunday, September 23rd. At the home games on September 30th and October 7th games will be played from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. During these games chances will be sold for the 2012 Basket Fund Raiser. There are thirty baskets being chanced off. 25 tickets can be bought for $5. They can also be purchased at Shears to You Beauty Salon on Front Street in Cresson. 886-8800. Winners will be picked at the final Raiders home game.

ROCKDUMP The grass looks better each time I pass by the former rock dump. I noticed Ray Guzic and another township worker gathering stones of the roadside lawn there. Many stones are on the surface. A volunteer cleanup to gather up the many remaining stones should be planned before winter or early spring. A few helping hands could do wonders there.

MINE CASUALTIES The Historical Society is seeking the names of men from the Lilly area that were killed in the coal mines or died as a result of mine injuries. We have a list of 24 plus others from the Sonman Mine explosion in 1940. If you have a family member or ancestor who died in the mines please call me at 886-4694 to get their name on our list. They will be honored at the Miners Memorial.

Last week I wrote incorrectly that we were looking for a sponsor of a children’s sea saw. It was supposed to be “A statue of children on a sea saw” A sponsor is still needed for the Saint Barbara statue also. Contact Jim at 886-7282 to sponsor either one.

BIRTHDAYS Krista Claar, the daughter of Ray and Dana Claar celebrates her 16th birthday today, September 27th. She is a sophomore at Penn Cambria and is the grand daughter of Mike and Georgianna Shevevock of Cresson and Berta and the late Raymond Claar of Lilly. Also celebrating today areRobert P. George and Lilah Livai. Pete Seno, Mike Sklodowski and Darla Summerville.

On September 28th Joanne Dunmyer, Linda Sweeney and Karen Wilson get to party as will Sam Podrasky Jr., Bailey Davis and Paul Hartline on the 29th and Gregory Clapper, Theresa Dunmyer and Fran Kodosky on the 30th. Then on October 1st its party time for Mason Little and Dan Martynuska followed by Eric Courvina and Donna Glass on the 2nd and Shelley McIntosh and Marian Wyland on the 3rd. Happy Birthday to All.

ANNIVERSARIES On September 29th Gregory and Melissa Clapper celebrate their wedding anniversary as will Nicholas and Nancy Cassisi on the 30th.On October 2 Travis and Angela Braatz and William and Jeanne Kodosky observe anniversaries as will Mike and Patricia Felus and Ronald and Denise Leturgy on the 3rd. Happy Anniversary to All.

OLDTIMER You are an old timer if you remember when Tookie’s Bar was in the Shullman Building on Cleveland Street.


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