Sep 252013

LILLY LINES  by Jack Barlick    886-4694



The leaves are turning color with the next couple of weeks to be a blaze of yellows, browns and orange leaves on the hillsides. Take a ride and enjoy them. The Amish farms are still open (except Sundays) down in Sinking Valley if you want farm fresh fruit and vegetables while enjoying the fall colors.


The Portage Coalition of Sportsmen is sponsoring a youth field day at Twin Lakes in Jimtown on Saturday September 28th. The events start at 8:30 AM with registration and a fish stocking at the lake. Outdoor demonstrations begin at 9:00 AM and will include muzzleloader, .22 shooting, archery, fishing, turkey hunting safety, shotgun shooting and canoeing.

The events are free for children 9 years old up to age 16. There will be T-shirts given out, a free lunch and a trout fishing derby after lunch. The Bear Rock Sportsmen Club and the Lilly Sokols are part of the coalition. Bring your children and grandchildren to Twin Lakes for an enjoyable day.



The new interlocking paver patio has been installed. The paver and installation materials were donated by Jim and Ellen Carruthers and Jim and Pauline Yingling. Jim Yingling also secured the services of Mark Farabaugh of Loretto  who did the beautiful installation of the pavers without charge. ( Marks phone number is 312-4259 if you need a patio installed.) The new black benches in front of the monument were donated in memory of Jack & Anna Rae Phillips and Chuck, Jim and Cindy Cooney. So many people have helped to make this dream possible. The Historical Society is still looking for a sponsor for the Coal Miners Memorial Chapel plague honoring the 56 known miners who died from Lilly area mining accidents. Please call Jim Salony to discuss sponsorship details at 814-886-7282. 

The sculptor will be back in town the weekend of October 5 to start on-site installation of the miner monument statue and background relief.



Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of John Warner, age 90, who recently passed away in Erie, PA. John grew up in Lilly and served in the United States Army during WW2. His sister, Barbara Stiffler, resides here.

 Sympathy also goes to the family and friends of Margaret (Przybys) Kondis who also recently died.



Kelly Sklodowski and John Sweeney celebrate birthdays today, September 26th while Pete Seno, Mike Sklodowski and Darla Summerville celebrate on the 27th. It will be party time for Joanne Dunmyer, Linda Sweeney and Karen Wilson on the 28th and Sam Podrasky Sr. on the 29th. September 30th will find Gregory Clapper, Theresa Dunmyer and Fran Kodosky enjoying cake and ice cream.

Ushering in October with birthdays on the 1st will be Mason Little, Joseph Leap and Daniel Martynuska and on the 2nd Eric Courvina and Donna Glass.  Happy Birthday to All!



Willard and Kimberly Wilkinson celebrate their wedding anniversary today, September 25th while Gregory and Melissa Clapper celebrate on the 29th and Nicholas and Nancy Cassisi on the 30th. On October 2 Travis and Angela Braatz and William and Joanne Kodosky observe their anniversaries. Best Wishes to each couple.



You are an old timer if you got haircuts from Pat Dougherty or Andy Columba at their Main Street barber shops.