CHILI Don’t forget the Hot Chili sale going on at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Hilltop Street this Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM both days. You can stop in and purchase a quart or more at $6 a quart. Call Phyllis at 886-2375 or 937-7073 to place an order.
SYMPATHY Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Rita Cabala, age 93, who recently passed away. Rita lived most of her life in the Lilly area and raised a family of four children with her late husband John. She had twenty grandchildren and several great grand children.
PENN CAMBRIA Congratulations to the Penn Cambria varsity football team on their impressive 46-8 victory over Westmont this past Saturday. Mack Behe was instrumental in many plays as was grandson Nathan Przybyz. They are now in the winning bracket again with a 5-4 season record. The final regular season game is Friday night, November 3, at the Cresson field against Somerset. Go Panthers.
HALLOWEEN There was an exceptionally large turnout for the Halloween Parade here in town on Saturday afternoon. 210 treat bags were packed at the ambulance building and they ran out. Trick or treaters were abundant on the streets of Lilly. Luckily I had help from my 9 year old grand daughter, Kiera Nadolsky giving treats out at home. I am told there were 250 people on hand for the evening bon fire at the pavilion. A nice ending to a festive day.
Also on Saturday ladies dressed as witches came to the Lilly GBU from all over…Lilly, Cresson, Sankertown, Gallitzin, Ashville and Portage for the second annual Witches Tea Party sponsored by the GBU. The witches had adelicious lunch and were entertained by Zupe. They voted Claire Delozier as the Queen of the Witches. Betty Glass was picked as Princess of the Bats and Vera Semanski was named Princess of the Toads. Combined they cast a great spell and resurrected Elvis for a special performance. At 3:00 PM they adjourned to watch the Lilly parade. Hosting the witches were Diane, Beatrice and Elaine.
GOOD CAUSE The Sankertown VFW Post 7377 is accepting donations of men’s clothing and shoes at the Post any day from 1:00 PM until midnight. These items are for veterans at the veteran’s home. Any jackets, shirts or trousers in good condition will be appreciated. Post 7377 is the home post for Lilly area war veterans.
ANOTHER GOOD CAUSE Throw some of your aluminum cans in the special bin at the Cresson American Legion. Proceeds help the Legion in supporting their local non-profits. A news story said they collected 250,000 cans since the bin was started. That’s over 10 thousand cases of soda or beer. Some ones thirsty!
FALL COLORS Fall went to fast this year. It seems like only yesterday the leaves started changing color. Now they are almost all gone.
COMING EVENT Saturday, November 24th will be the evening for the annual Christmas Lighting ceremony in Lilly at 7:00PM. There will also be horse and sleigh rides provided by Misty Haven Stables from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Pre-registration can be made at Galls Insurance Agency. The rides, sponsored by the Historical Society are $20 for a sleigh full, up to 6, or $5 an individual.
BIRTHDAYS Belated greetings to Jim Paul and Vera Hufford who observed Halloween birthdays on October 31st Today, November 1st finds Mackenzie Behe, Jacob Martynuska and Travis Nadolsky celebrating their birthdays followed by Kimberly Bloom, Susan Filak and Laken Selip on the 2nd and Carrie Mitsko on the 3rd. On November 4th Pearl Behe and Sandra Moyer get to party as will Marie Trybus and Eric Spiker on the 6th. Then on the 7th it will be time to celebrae for Charity Lingafelt, Nicole Martino and Shannon McIntosh. Happy Birthday to All!
ANNIVERSARIES Bill and Joanne Dunmyer celebrate their wedding anniversary on November 5th followed by Anna Mae and Frank Giblock, their 63rd, on the 6th. Happy Anniversary to both couples!
OLD TIMER You are an old timer if you remember buying a pack of cigarettes for a quarter from a vending machine and having two cents change taped to the back of the pack.
LILLY LINES by Jack Barlick – (814) 886-4594