Oct 252012

HALLOWEEN This Saturday at 3:00 PM will begin the line up for the annual Lilly Halloween Parade that will commence at 3:30 PM starting at the ambulance building. The parade will go down Main Street across Washington Street and up Railroad Street returning to the ambulance building. All costumed individuals and floats are welcome.

After the parade there will be Trick or Treating in the Borough from 4:00 until 6:00 PM. Please put your porch light on if you are offering treats to the children. At 7:00 PM there will be a bon fire and story telling at the firemen’s pavilion in the parkyard. Free marshmallows will be available for roasting and the firemen will sell other snacks.

After the bonfire take a ride around town and check out the many Halloween displays including the Bank corner, McIntosh’s on Railroad Street and the Spooks in Trisha Muldoon-Hepner’s yard further down the street and also at John Gibbons home. Then when coming up Main Street check out the graveyard at Ron Muldoon’s. On Piper Street there is a nice display at Inmans and the Durkays have a yard full of skeletons.

CHILI SALE Nothing is better on a cold late fall day than chili and crackers. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will be holding a two day Chili sale on November 3rd and 4th from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM both days. The cost is $6 a quart. To place a order call Phyllis at 886-2375 or 937-7053

SYMPATHY My deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of John Hooder who recently passed away. John was well known in the community. After retiring from the mills he drove school bus for Wilkinsons. John was a WW2 Navy veteran and was in Japan shortly after the A-bombs were dropped.

PENN CAMBRIA Penn Cambria varsity football team will be playing at Westmont this Saturday. They held their own against Richland Friday night at home ending the first half 12-12. The second half was their downfall. Max Behe and Nathan Przybys got in on a lot of the games action and both made many tackles during this Seniors night game. The game ended 30-12 in favor of the undefeated Richland Rams. The Panthers are now 4-4 for the season.

MINERS On the 1920 census there were 436 men living in Lilly Borough listed as coal miners or in the coal business. This did not include the Washington Township miners where another 270 miners were listed.

ADDITIONS The Lilly-Washington Historical Society recently received a book on the Sheridan-Murry Family Tree from Philip H. Sheridan of Kensington Maryland, the author. It is a very good story of the mentioned family in Cassandra Lilly and Cresson. The society also received many military pictures of Charles Devett and a 1918 New York Times headlining an Allied victory in the LYS Salient. These came from Mary (Kause) Simonovich of Virginia.

BIRTHDAYS Granddaughter Kiera Nadolsky had a nice Sunday afternoon birthday party at her Aunt Cindy’s home in Cresson. She was nine years old on October 24. Celebrating her birthday today, October 25th is Sue Paul, wish her Happy Birthday at the Lilly Legion. On the 26th Abigail Bost, Tyler Elliott and Christian Quinn get to party as will Jeff Wilson, Sherry Agosta and Jacqueline Myers on the 28th and Amber Little, Cathleen Lykens, Jessica Wheeler, Bill Wheldon and Travis Wilson on the 29th, also Dorothy Graham in White Plains MD celebrates her birthday on the 29th. Ed Ziemba celebrates on the 30th as will Douglas Custer, Michael Summerville, Chris Wheeler and Ronald Wissinger on the 31st. Happy Birthday to All.

ANNIVERSARIES Larry and Linda Behe celebrate their wedding anniversary today, October 25th. On the 29th John and Paula Gides will observe their anniversary followed by John and Joyce Pyo on the 30th. Best Wishes to each couple.

OLDTIMER You are an old timer if you remember trick or treating for a week or more and getting mostly apples and pears as treats. Most costumes were old clothes and the masks were white or black and of the Lone Ranger style.


Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick – (814) 886-4694