Jul 202015

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694

The Lilly Fire Company Gunfest will be held at the pavilion on Rail Road Street from 6 :00 PM until 9:00 PM this Saturday July 18th. Admission is $20 and guests are $10. Come early for an enjoyable summer evening.

Phyliss Grambling has taken over the duties of minister at the First United Methodist Church here in Lilly. She also is minister of the church in Wilmore. Welcome!
Brenda and Larry Marsh are the proud grandparents of grandson Brayden Dillon born June 30. His parents are Beverly and Brian Dillon of Duncansville. A sister, Bailey welcomes Brayden to the family.

The Lilly-Washington High School class of 1965 will get together at 5:00 PM September 19 at Jethro’s in Altoona. Class mates interested in attending are ask to contact Mary (Eckenrod) Morris at 944-8284 by September 1.

I have received several replies to the question as to why Lilly businesses and the bank had closed on Thursdays. It was pointed out that before World War Two mom and pop businesses were open every day from 9 until 9 and this half day closing gave them a small break in routine. Then during the war years the government ask all business to close ½ a day each week to conserve energy and supplies for the war effort. Lilly chose Thursday closings while Cresson closed on Wednesday. After the war the practice continued locally. Now most businesses are a thing of the past. Lilly Bank still closes on Thursday afternoon.

Several recent passings have caused a lot of sadness in the area. Mike Karuter, 94, a veteran of the Second World War recently died in Martinsburg while Leo Yingling, a Navy veteran, died at home here in Lilly. Paul Homerick, a Lilly native, died at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. He was a Marine veteran of WW11 and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Paul was a past commander of Lilly American Legion Post 628

Just a reminder that the Lilly American Legion picnic is Sunday, July 26. Sign up at the Legion for admission. This is always a fun filled day with a lot of good food and plenty of drinks.

It is less than a year now until the Gigantic Lilly Home Coming of 2016 to be held here in Lilly July 2 and 3 of 2016. At the Historical Society meeting on Thursday, July 23 plans will begin in earnest. Anyone wishing to help out with the planning and the production of the event is ask to attend the 7:00 pm meeting at the Borough building. Lilly Borough, Washington Township and the American Legion have pledged support to the activities so far along with some generous membership donations.

Today, June 16 finds Paul Dibosky, Patricia Davis, Mary Martino, Ronald Martynuska and Malia Prebish celebrating birthdays as will Ed Craine, Robert Hufford, Amy Schmidt and Lily George on the 17th and Ron Leturgy and Diane Misiura on the 18th. Daniel Falger, Patrick McCool and Rose Orlosky get to party on the 19th as will Colin Casale, Brianne Offman, Gary Risko, Karen Spaid, Joseph Smychynsky lll, and Mary Callen on the 20th. Tina Latoche enjoys cake and ice cream on the 21st as will William Gorba, Ray Guzic, Sr., Amber Kertes, David Stossel, Vic Costlow and Bob Causer who will be 84 on the 22nd. Happy Birthday to All!
Anna and Ken Brown are celebrating their wedding anniversary today, July 16. Ronald and Tami Wissinger observe theirs on the 18th. Happy Anniversary to both couples
You are an old timer if you remember when the TV went off for the night after the late news and National Anthem.