Apr 302014

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick    886-4694        


Those of us with a Polish family background are jubilant in celebration this week on the canonization of Pope John Paul ll as a Saint in the Catholic Church. My great-grandmother, Michalina Nadolsky, was born in Crawkow, Poland, the same home town as Pope John Paul ll.



On May 6 the contracted street sweeping machines will be in town for the day sweeping all the streets.

Residents are ask to keep all cars off the street and also before the 6th sweep your sidewalks and any yard shale or dirt into the street so it can be swept up that day. Help make Lilly look better.



The Lilly-Washington Historical Society will place flower baskets on graves at the Lilly cemeteries again this year. Baskets are $18 and can be ordered at Galls Insurance Agency.



The miner plaques that are currently being repaired and the new ones that are ordered will be in place for Memorial Day.



Anyone that has Easter flowers  with bulbs, such as tulips, hyacinths and lilies that are being discarded are ask to donate the bulbs to the Historical Society for planting. They can be dropped off at Galls Insurance or call 886-2961 for pickup.


Daughter Natalie and her husband Jim Reed and her mother, Helen Barlick, along with granddaughter Allison and her brother and sister Derek and Laura returned home Sunday, April 27, after a week at Disney World in Florida where they visited Cocoa Beach and Universal Studios.



I noticed Pat Shedlock down town picking up litter along the streets. He deserves being commended for his efforts, but isn’t it a shame that so many others carelessly throw garbage around. If you have it in your car keep it there until you either get home or to a gas station or store that has a litter receptacle. The police should fine anyone caught littering.



The Lilly Fire Company will be hosting a quad and dirt bike run, helmets required, on June 1  starting at 9:00 A:M at the Mount Carmel Church lot on Hilltop Street. Thunder on the Mountain will travel over 30 miles of trails on the Lilly Mountain.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will be hosting a Money-Rama on June 8th at the pavilion on church grounds. This afternoon event includes a chicken dinner from 1 until 3 P: M. Call 937-7053 to reserve tickets.



 May 1 finds Charles Devett, Margaret Lykens and Margie Panek celebrating their birthdays as will Jeremy Eckenrode, Meagan Leahey, Eric Fishel and Gannon Matcho on the 2nd and Robert Lee on the 3rd.  Korena Behe and Carrie Martynuska get to party on the 5th. Cindy Brickley and Mary Guzic party on the 6th. Rita Leahey, Raymond Martynuska, Clyde Costlow, Mark Caputo and Cathy Yagoda celebrate on the 7th. Happy Birthday to All!



George and Margaret Lukacs celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary today May 1 along with Daniel and Phyllis Siedlarczyk. Angela and Jay Stiffler celebrate on the 2nd followed by Mike and Betty McCarthy on the 4th and David and Theresa Dunmyer on the 6th. Happy Anniversary to All! 



You are an old-timer if you remember the annual May crowning’s held each year at the catholic grade school.