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Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 814-886-4694

The past week has been nothing but running through the rain drops to get anything done. The Lilly Fire Company was lucky to survive a very wet week with good crowds on Friday and Saturday evening. The week end cold spell didn’t help at all.

If you stopped by the carnival you probably got to see the recently acquired pre-owned rescue truck that was just purchased by the Lilly Fire Company replacing an outdated utility truck in their fleet. This new addition along with the recent ISO rating update to a Three makes our home town fire company simply outstanding. Good Job!

Saturday is the Fourth of July. Most of us will be celebrating with cook-outs, family picnics or just plain relaxing. If you are shooting off fireworks be very careful with the children that are around. They love the sparks, noise and smoke. But be careful. Please.

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of 87 year old Nicolas Costantino who passed away in Pittsburgh. Nick grew up in Lilly and was an outstanding ball player for the Lilly High School. He was also a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Pollock) and three sons: Nick, Mark and Kevin. A brother Leroy also survives. Nick had fifty years of service with the Iron Workers Local #3. He was a generous supporter of the Lilly-Washington Historical Society.

Have you noticed how pretty the flowers are at the center of town? This is thanks to the recent efforts of Bev Mandichak, Anna Leahey, Jeanna McConnell, Paul Skldowski and others who put several evenings into weeding, planting and landscaping. Their combined efforts are beautiful.

If anyone wants to help a little, take some time and remove the weeds from any of the flower arrangements at the corners or monuments in town. The help would be greatly appreciated and make for an easier job for all the volunteers.

Today, July 2, finds William Noga and Dana Ronan celebrating their birthdays as will Cody Boast, Anna Brown, Heather Blazier and Margaret Kunrod on the 3rd and Brian Bart and Patrick Tremel on the 6th. On the 7th it will be party time for Paul Phillips and Phyliss Siedlarczyk and on the 8th my daughter Cindy Rabish celebrates as will Kerry Bossler and Helen Link. Happy Birthday to All!

Jane and Theodore Kunko and Anna and George Wozniak celebrate wedding anniversaries today, July 2, followed by Edward and Patricia Grove on the 3rd and Francis and Sis Risko on the 5th. James and Linda Behe observe their wedding anniversary on the 6th followed by Joseph and Annette Ditosti on the 7th. Happy Anniversary to All!

You are a real old timer if you remember when the Victor Emmanuel Italian Club set off fireworks on Piper Street. Have a Happy and Safe holiday.