Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-2694
There will be a lot of ball playing going on this weekend at the Lilly War Memorial field as six regular season Triple AAABA games will be played locally. These are not tournament games but are regular season.
On Saturday, July 12 there will be games at 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM while on Sunday, July 13 the games will be played at 12:00 noon, 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM. Come out and enjoy some exciting games.
Bill Wassil, Lilly High graduate in 1961, has recently published a book, “Bruised Grapes”, which includes illustrations and self-deprecating, humorous short stories from his time growing up in Lilly until present day life in Orlando, Florida, where he resides. Some of the stories and illustrations have been published in the Orlando Sentinel. This is a limited edition and copies can be purchased by either contacting class mate Emil Campagna or contacting Bill at Wassilarts@cfl.rr.com
The Cresson firemen and community went all out to put on an exceptional 93rd Cambria County Firemen’s Convention last week. The Grand parade on Saturday was very nice and included many fire trucks from within and outside the county. Some from out of county included Penfield from Clearfield County; Waterford from Westmoreland County and Imler from Bedford County. The Latrobe Fire Company Drum and Bugle Corp was in the parade and added a very colorful part as they marched by. The pipes and drums really added to the festive air of the evening. Ebensburg Dauntless, Conemaugh and Lilly Fire Companies all had a nice representation of firefighters and vehicles in the parade along with over thirty other companies. Good job Cresson.
Besides backyard fireworks and a lot of noise this was a Fourth of July weekend to remember. Thursday, son Steve and I ventured to Gallitzin and got to watch the fireworks show from the Borough building lot. Then on both Friday and Saturday I was able to watch them in Cresson from my daughter Jackie’s on Powell Ave. All three evenings were colorful shows with the grand finale on Saturday being my favorite.
Congratulations to Lilly’s own Paul Sklodowski on his election as president of the Cambria County and Vicinity Volunteer Firemen Association for 2014-2015. Four other Lilly men have served in the past as preident including William Richards in 1922, the founding year,; J.K. George in 1932; Edward George in 1939 and Michael Devett, Jr. in 1972.
The order is going in Friday afternoon for additional miner plaques to be installed on the monument before Labor Day. Contact Jim Salony at 886-7282 or stop at Galls Insurance to order one by noon Friday.
On July 19 the Lilly Fire Company will be hosting a Gun Fest at the local pavilion. This is usually a full hose event. You may still be able to get tickets to attend from any Lilly Fireman.