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Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694

The Lilly Girl Scouts will start meeting at 6 PM on September 14 at The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church hall on Hilltop Street. Registration will be held that evening from 6 to 7:30 PM.the Daisy and Brownie troops for girls from kindergarden to 3rd grade is led by Emily Hershel and the Junior and Cadets from 4th grade through 8th grade is led by Jeannie George.

Ron Muldoon, chairman of the calendar committee is seeking wedding photos from the 1930 and 1940s era to include in next years historical society calendar. If you would like one considered drop it off at Galls Insurance or give it to Ron.

The annual Penn Cambria Pep Rally will be held this evening starting at 6 PM at the Lilly-Washington War Memorial field. A large turn out is expected. A bon fire will follow the rally and will be just east of the main field. Bring a chair and enjoy an evening with your children and grand children routing for the Penn Cambria Panthers.

Apparently a black bear wanted to join the rally as he was seen last week wandering around the high school grounds in Cresson. Daughter Jackie, a secretary there, would not invite him in.

Grand daughter Laura Reed participated in the National Junior Pre-Teen Pageant last month in Harrisburg.She received a participation award and one for community service as she had collected books to be donated to other children. She and twin brother Derek, along with her parents, James and Natalie Reed got to tour the capitol during pageant down time. Laura is a thrird grade student in Juniata.

Whiskey Pool
Many people have swimming pools in their yards that help with summer entertainment. Back in 1854 here in Lilly, then called Hemlock, there was a whiskey pool located at the Foot of Four near where Ron Georges house and St. Lukes Church stand today. How did this occur you may ask?

A Portage Rail Road train was descending Plane 4 when the cable broke sending it rushing to the bottom. The train cars collided and broke apart spilling all of the contents that included barrels of whiskey and gin along with feed grain. This spilled alcohol created a pond that soon attracted the local farm animals, that ran at large, and some wildlife. Soon, there were a lot of drunken pigs and chickens running about. It wasn’t noted whether the local residents enjoyed the pond also.

Today, September 3rd finds Nathan Gates, Sonja Moyer, Catherine Sweeney and my grandson Conner Mento celebrating their birthdays as will Christopher Martino and Samantha Johnson on the 4th and Kathy Leahey and Helen Claar on the 5th. Kendall Krug, Kaitlin Lutton and Diana Schaffranek gets to party on the 6th and George Ernest on the 7th. Happy Birthday to All!

Joseph and Diana Batdorf celebrate their wedding anniversary today, September 3rd followed by William and Joan Latoche on the 5th along with Bill and Emily Hershel. Patrick and Holly Tremel observe their anniversary on the 6th as will Donald and Janet Franey and Johnand Sara Jane Latoche on the 8th. On the 9th Les and Margo Kiel celebrate. Happy Anniversary to each couple!

You are an old timer if you took shop classes in the chicken coop behind Lilly High Schol.