Jul 012013


Wondering why Ron and Judy Muldoon have a large tent in their Main Street yard this week, wonder no more.

On July 6th at 5:00 PM their son Neil will renew his vows with his wife, Corinne Block, from Boise, Idaho in a ceremony to be preformed by his uncle, Rev. Robert Monahan, under the tent. Over 120 guests are expected from across the USA for the wedding including Uncle Paul Muldoon from Alabama, Aunts Doreen Bowser from Carlisle, PA.,

Mickie from Chicago, Priscilla from Mechanicsburg, Maureen from Jessup, Maryland and Joann from Pittsburgh. Neil’s paternal Uncle John and Aunt Patty live in town and will be there also along with his maternal aunt Mary Jane Monahan. His sister Erin Blaschke will be here from San Francisco and her twin Edana will be here from Pittsburgh and brother Ryan will venture here from Hardy, Virginia. His cousin Martin Bowser will travel here from Hazlet, Texas (and also escape the heat wave there).  Corinne’s mom, Susan Block will travel from Boise for the occasion as will her Aunt Betsy from Minnesota. Best Wishes to the young couple who reside in North Carolina. The get-together will be an impromptu family reunion as many cousins, grandchildren, nephew and nieces, friends and spouses will also be present.


Between running through the daily rain drops the Lilly Fire Company was able to have a successful carnival week. The rain held off Friday for most of the parade that included many area trucks including more distant Manns Choice, Tyrone and Everett. I totaled out at five hot sausages during the week and a like amount of french fries. It was enjoyable watching grandkids Kiera and Kiana Nadolsky, Derick and Laura Reed, Nola and Cora Klein and Nathan, Allison and Desiree on different nights of the week. Many grandparents were noticed bonding with their grandkids at the games or at the rides or food stand. A nice time for all!


The Conrad Chiropractic/Lilly American Legion team has 13 wins and 1 loss so far for the 2013 season. Bets are they will be the champs again this year for 10 times out of the last 11 years


Mark your calendars for the coming events in the community: The Fire Company Gun Raffle will be July 20th at the pavilion. See any fireman for a ticket; the Legion Picnic will be held at the American Legion on July 21st. Members $8 and guests $12 until the 14th, after that it is $12 for all. Sign up at the Post on Jones Street.

The town wide yard sale will be on Saturday, August 3rd and the annual Polish Picnic on August 18th.


The sympathy of the community is extended to the family and friends of Ray “Butch” Zachesky of Cresson. Ray was married to Judy Sweeney of Lilly and was a member of The Lilly American Legion and Sankertown VFW. He was a Vietnam veteran.


Today, July 4th finds Phyllis Myers of Cassandra celebrating her birthday as will Brian Bart and Patrick Tremel on the 6th followed by Paul Phillips, Aaliyah Quinn and Phyllis Siedlarczyk on the 7th. On July 8th Elijah Livai, Kerry Bossler, Helen Link, Betty McCarthy, Bryce Nadolsky, Devin Selip and my daughter, Cindy Rabish all get to party as will Trisha Behe, Patrick Behe, Allison McConnell and Janet Franey on the 9th.

Then on July 10th Diane Bishop, Deb Kozak, George Nesbella and Sharon Zoskey all observe birthdays. Best Wishes to All!


Francis and Sis Risko  celebrate their wedding anniversary on July 5th followed by James and Linda Behe on the 6th and Joseph and Annette Ditosti on the 7th. On July 9th Catherine and William Weakland observe their wedding anniversary along with Rick and Martha Link. On the 10th Antoinette and Randy Myers celebrate their anniversary. Happy Anniversary to each couple!


You are an old timer if you remember when Lakemont Park was the only nearby place to see fireworks on the Fourth of July.

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick    886-4694