The Lilly Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a poker run, Thunder on the Mountain, this Sunday starting at 9:00 AM. Line up and registration is on the grounds of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Hill Top Road. Food will be available for both breakfast and lunch. If you have a dirt bike or quad and don’t mind playing in the mud come out and have an enjoyable day on the mountain.
On Sunday, June 9th from 1 until 5 P:M Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church will host a “Money-Rama” at the Hilltop Road church pavilion. Donations are $20 and includes a Chicken Dinner from 1 until 3 PM, a mid afternoon snack from 3 until 5 PM, Drinks, Door Prizes and music provided by DJ Joe Gribbin. For tickets or information call 937-7053 or 886-2375. Come and join the fun.
Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Norman Lee who recently passed away, Norman grew up in Washington Township and attended the Lilly schools. He had been an owner of Lee’s Hardware in Cresson. Sympathy is also extended to the family and friends of Jack Crisko, he grew up in Jimtown and married a Lilly girl, Molly Sanders. Jack had many friends in Lilly from the Stiney Days.
Saturday evening , May 25th saw a large party in my back yard celebrating daughter Catherines graduation from the Mount Nursing program. Her husband Don Nadolsky hosted the occasion that went from 3:00 PM until midnight. Even though the temperatures out side wasn’t the greatest for partying the hardy crowd hung onto their beer cans throughout the evening. A bon fire in the back lots helped a lot.
WAR MEMORIAL DINNER
Also on Saturday evening the 15th annual Lilly-Washington War Memorial Association banquet was held at the Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church hall. Monsignor John Sasway led both the Invocation and Benediction. Command Sergeant Major USA (Ret.) Chad Pysher delivered the main address to the approximately 60 in attendance including veterans of WWll, Korea, Viet-Nam and the War on Terror.
The Association presented plagues to the Mainline Garden Club, Lilly Polish National Alliance (PNA) and to Mr. Pysher in recreation of their service to the War Memorial Association and the Lilly community.
The Knights of Columbus Council 11084 will hold a Communion Dinner following the 11: 00 AM Mass at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church hall on June 9th.
Over 300 residents and visitors attended the 11:00 AM Memorial Day Service at the Lilly-Washington War Memorial field. Monsignor John Sasway said the Invovation and Tyler Prebish, a Penn Canbria senior sand the National Anthem. Commander James Steberger then presented the 2013 Americanism Award to Bailey Prebish, a son of John and Liza Presbish. Bailey is an 8th grade student at Penn Cambria. Helen Claar. Auxiliary post 628 vice-president then presented the girls Americanism Award to Anna Audley, daughter of Linda and Larry Audley. Anna is also in the 8th grade at Penn Cambria.
Scholarships were then presented to three Penn Cambria seniors. Nathan Prebish, the son of Natalie Barlick-Reed and Mark Prebish received a $2500 award; Anthony “A.J.” Leahey received $1,500 and Nathan Keagy received $1,000. Each student wrote an essay on “ What I would do to attempt to solve the Federal deficit.
Several Korean War era veterans were presented with certificates that arrived Friday from the Department of Defense. Others will be mailed to veterans that were included in the Departments packet. Veterans present included James B. McCabe, Kathleen Guido, Steve Suchta, Dave Brown, Joe Kondis and William McCartny. The war ended in an armistice 60 years ago.
Yours truly recited a story on the life and death of John Brown from the Lilly Mountain who died at Gettsburg 150 years ago on the second day of the battle while defending a cannon position. He is buried in an unmarked grave on the wheat field. John was Lilly’s only Gettysburg casualty and was a sergeant with the 115th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry at the time of his death. He has many surviving descendants in the area. Some of these descendants placed a flower at the Civil War monument in John’s honor. His great grand daughter Winnie McLucas was present along with her brother David. Also placing flowers were Lori Krug and her sons and Bridget Sorchetti and her son. Lori and Bridget are great-great- great granddaughters of Sergeant Brown and their children are great-great-great-great grandchildren
WHERE THEY ARE NOW
Bernard Seese of Altoona, who grew up in Lilly, the son of Harvey and Beverly Seese is headed to San Antonio Texas to attend his sons Nathan graduation from basic training at Lackland Air Force base on May 31, his daughter Deanna will accompany him.Several generations of Seese’s from Lilly have served in the military including Nathans late great grandfather Herman, late grand father Harvey who was in the Korean War, his late great uncle Bob Seese who was in Africa in WWll and earned a Purple Heart there. His uncle Bartley served in the Air Force and now resides in Cresson.Bernards mother, Beverly, resides in Cresson and his sister Brenda lives in Hughesville PA where she is an R.N. in a pediatricians office. Brenda,s daughter Niki is in her masters degree program in psychology at Geneva College after graduating from Misercordia College in Wilkes-Barre
Today, May 30 finds Audrey Crane, Andrew Glenn, Walter Hoberney and Justin Spaid celebrating birthdays as will Daryl Leap, Brandon Ehrenfeld, Rudy McCarthy, Tina Stauski, Andrew Solarczyk and Adyn Tremel on the 31st. June birthdays include Antoinette Myers and Connie Secrisky on the 1st; Dianne Batdorf, Kathleen Moyer, Ian Wissinger and Anthony Zumer on the 2nd followed by Bernadette Hmiel, John Nezneski and Donald Wilt Sr. on the 3rd it will be party time for Jesse Guzic and Robert Rabatin Jr. Marcelle Cooney ,Stuart Custer, Olivia Guzic, Elizabeth Lasinski and William Mitsko will enjoy birthdays on June 5th. Happy Birthday to All!
David and Peggy Beck celebrate their wedding anniversary on May 31st.Then on June 1 Glenn and Peggy Marinak and Tim and Joyce Przybys both celebrate as will Regis and Patricia Tremel on the 3rd, and Leo and Debbie Vermuelion on the 5th. Happy Anniversary to Each Couple.
You are an old timer if you remember the colored man from Portage, Bill Carpenter, who would occasionally come around collecting scrap in an old truck and paying pennies and nickels for it much to the delight of the neighborhood kids.
Enjoy the coming warm spell and the lazy, hazy days of summer.
Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694