Dec 172014

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694

A anonymous former member of the Lilly community provided a very nice donation to two Lilly families to help with their children’s Christmas. A very nice gift indeed!

Congratulations to Bishop Guilfoyle High Schools football team on their single A State championship over Clairton, 19-18, on Saturday, December 13 at Hershey Park. The teams head coach, Justin Wheeler grew up here in Lilly a son of Bruce and Cheryl Wheeler. He played at Penn State under Joe Paterno. This was Guilfoyles first state championship.

This Saturday Santa will be at the Sokols from 2:00 until 4:00 PM. He then will be at both the GBU and the fire hall from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, December 21.

If  are looking for a place to go on New Year’s Eve consider the Cassandra Social Hall. Our Lady of Mount Carmel church is sponsoring a buffet dinner-dance there on New Year’s Eve starting at 9 :00 P.M. Tickets are on sale in advance and can be obtained by calling 937-7053 0r 886-2375. The Fabulous Flashbacks will provide the music for the evening.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel is also selling Gun Raffle tickets for an event planned for March 8 at the Cassandra Hall. This will include a roast beef dinner and drinks. Consider a ticket for a Christmas gift for the hunter in your family. Call 937-7053.

The Christmas Church schedule here in the community is as follows: Our Lady of Mount Carmel National Catholic will have Christmas caroling at 3:40 P: M followed by Mass at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, December 24.

At. Luke’s Lutheran Church “Happy Birthday Jesus” will be held at 6:00 P: M at St. Luke’s with
Holy Communion Carol Services of Worship at 7:00 P: M. At 11:00 P: M services will be held at
the First Lutheran Church in Portage.

The United Methodist Church here in Lilly will have a Christmas Eve service at 7:00 P:M at the Willow Street Church.

Our Lady of the Alleghenies Catholic Church will have a Christmas Vigil beginning with a 5:50 P: M Musical Program followed by the Crib Blessing and Mass at 6:00P: M. On Christmas morning there will be a 8:00 A: M. Mass at the chapel and a 10:00 A: M Mass at the church.

Each church welcomes visitors to their services. Start the holiday off with an entire family visit to a service of your choice. A worthy tradition.

Eleven year old Jeanna McConnell, daughter of LeeAnn McConnell and granddaughter of Beverly Mandichak won the First Place ribbon at the Cambria County Historical Society in their ginger bread house competition. This was out of 55 entries. Great job, Jeanna!

Celebrating birthdays today, December 18, are Bill Latoche and Nyla Robine. Richard Link follows on the 19th and Phyllis Beres, Adam Nagy, Rocco Ricupero and Vincenzo Ricupero on the 20th. Getting to party on the 21st is Eileen McDermott and Nicholas Baker followed by Ken Leap, Leslie Devett and 15 year old Anna Razo on the 22nd. Alexis Pauley and Leah Amsler party on the 23rd as will Tina Stauski on the 24th. Happy Birthday to All!

Stanley and Barbara Kukla observe their wedding anniversary on December 22, Congratulations!

You are an old timer is you bought your Christmas tree from Gibby Krumanaker on his tree farm out in Dutchtown or at Leaps Garage.