Jun 032015

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694

The Lilly-Washington War Memorial Association will hold their monthly meeting tonight, June 4, at the Lilly Borough Building starting at 7:00 PM.

The Lilly town wide yard sale will be held this Saturday, June 6 starting at 9:00 AM.
Maps can be picked up at Galls Insurance on Saturday morning. Look for a nice turnout for this annual event.

The Lilly Fire Company Poker Run will begin with registration Sunday morning, June 7, at 9:00 AM at the Lady of Mount Carmel lot on Hill Top Road. Breakfast and lunch will be available. The course winds over 30 miles on the Lilly Mountain so if you want to get dusty or muddy join in. The event is open to quads and dirt bikes. Helmets are required and no alcoholic beverages are permitted.

There will be an Altoona City League ball game, sponsored by the Conrad/ Chiropractic/Lilly American Legion team at the Lilly War Memorial field benefitting the Lilly-Washington Public Library on Sunday, June 7 at 4:00 PM. The public is invited. There will be a basket raffle and donations will be accepted at the gate.

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Ronald Corl of Windber who recently passed away. His mother, Angela McNally, was a Lilly resident. Ron was a Marine Corp veteran and was a owner/operator of several coal mines in Somerset County.

Sympathy is also extended to the family and friends of Rilla (Mansell) Kearney who also recently passed away. She was living with her daughter, Joan Walters of Lilly. Rilla was the widow of Michael “Bill” Kearney a Lilly native.

A Money-rama to benefit the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Building fund will be held at the churches Hill top pavilion on Sunday, June 14th from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. There will be $2000 in prize money plus door prizes awarded. A chicken dinner is included from 1 until 3 P, followed by snacks from 3 until 5. DJ Joe Gribben will entertain the gathering. Tickets are $20.Call 937-7053 or 886-2375.

Every Hero Has a Story is the title of the Lilly-Washington Public Libraries summer reading program that starts the week of June 15. The program is open to children 3-12. Registration started on May 20 Call the library at 886-7543 for further information. Children that complete the program will be invited to a party where certificates and rewards will be presented.

Such beautiful, warm weather is spoiling all of us. It is nice to see the large gatherings at the ball games at the War memorial field and the new ball field. Have seen many visitors stopping at the miner’s monument and others using the walking trail. The whole area is a major plus for the community thanks to the Lilly-Washington War Memorial Assn., LABBA, the Lilly-Washington Historical Society, Lilly Borough, Washington Township and the many generous donors.

Have you noticed the recent work in the Miner Monument Park? The UMWA (United Mine Workers of America) are installing a water fountain for public use near the walking trail. It should be finished shortly.
Jesse Guzic, Nicole Reese, Josh Koval, Amanda Smorto and Robert Rabatin Jr. celebrate birthdays today, June 4 followed by Marcelle Cooney, Stuart Custer, Olivia Guzic, Elizabeth Lasinski and William Mitsko on the 5th. It will be party time for Jacqueline Bost., Richard Slebodnik, Sr. and Judy Smith on the 6th and Patricia Behe, James Drass, Peggy Marinak and John Paterson on the 7th. Regis Kinback and Marissa Conley celebrates on the 8th. The cake baker will be busy on the 9th as Amber Lee Jenkins, Brian Risko, Josie Sawinski, Nancy Stombaugh and Jamie Williams all will be partying as will Susan McIntosh, Sis Risko, Jolene Sawinski and John Sweeney on the 10th. Happy Birthday to All!
Ronald and Linda Cropsey celebrate their wedding anniversary on June 7th followed by Ryan and Theresa Brown on the 8th and Edward and Nancy Stombaugh on the 9th. June 10th will be a busy day as James and Patricia Davis, Joseph and Nancy Giblock, Joseph and Mimi Kratzer and Rudy and Dina McCarthy all celebrate. Happy Anniversary to each couple!


You are an old timer if you remember the really delicious smell of bread baking in the coal stove oven on a cold winter morning.