Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694
Best wishes to Justin Eger as he pursues new pursuits in his professional life. In his tenure as both a reporter and editor with the Cresson-Gallitizin Mainliner he brought great respect to the newspaper by his ever faithful coverage of local events from council and school board meetings to the public events at large. He would come out day and night, week days or weekends to always cover an event when requested. His leaving leaves a challenge to the newspaper to keep up his quality of community coverage. Good Luck Justin!
On Saturday , September 19, there will be a public dedication of the United Mine Workers water fountain at the Miners Memorial Park at the head of Piper Street. The 12:30 event will feature Dan Kane, secretary/treasurer of the WMWA International as guest speaker. Tom Mardula will be the master of ceremonies for the event that includes Locals 1318 and 1368, the local funders of the project. The fountain is located along the walking trail and is a beautiful, useful addition to the area.
There was a very large turn out for the Penn Cambria pep rally and bonfire held at the Lilly War Memorial on Thursday, September 3. Not a parking spot could be found when I drove past. Children of all ages along with the students, players and cheerleaders enjoyed the warm evening temperatures for a grand outing. Many parents and grand parents joined in the fun.
Saturday, Septemper 5th featured the annual Barlick reunion held again this year in my back lots. Approximately 60 relatives were present, some coming from Michigan, Virginia and New Jersey.
My cousin, Mike Barlick from Butler, catered a very delicious meal including slavish foods, sea foods, ham and chicken. He even brought along china and silver ware to serve it on. My dads 95 year old sister Clara was present along with her sisters Ida, Marge and Patsy along with many cousins. Daughter Cindy did most of the events coordination. A great time was had by all.
Shirley Patterson tells me her hummingbirds are starting to leave with less birds present each day. Like it or not- winter will be coming.
Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Ed Kukla Sr., a Marine veteran, who recently passed away. Sympathy also is extended to the families of Helen Orlowsky and Elizabeth (Roman) Tutsock who also died recently.
Further sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Verna (Bodenshatz) Zentack who died at age 95. Verna was a neighbor when I was growing up in Lower Dutchtown. She was preceded in death by her husband, John. Verna is survived by four children; Dorothy, John, Barry and Wayne.
Sympathy is also extended to the family and friends of Ken Riley of Hollidaysburg who died in a tragic motorcycle accident. Ken was a Lilly native and graduated from Lilly High School and then served in the US Army in Germany. He is survived by sisters Beth, June Duperock and Jeanie. I can still recall Ken being at winter amp in the late 50s at Blue Knob with the Boy Scouts. Rest in Peace!
Angela Braaz celebrates her birthday as does my brother Ronald, granddaughter Tasja and aunt Mary Theresa Crago in North Olmstead Ohio. On the 11th George Lukacs, Ann Mardula, Karen Sibis, Tyler Boland, Regina Swinger and Paul Sweeney ,who will be 96, all celebrate. On the 12th Ava Campagna and Brian Skura observe their birthdays. On the 14th it will be party time for Gertrude Leap, William Orlosky and Robert Sorchetti. Josephine Lysic celebrates on the 15th and James Arnold, Jack George, Benjamin Rainey and Connie Stauski all enjoy cake and ice cream on the 16th. Happy Birthday to All!
Christopher and Jessica Matcho celebrate their wedding anniversary on the 12th followed by James and Ann McCabe on the 13h and both Brian and Tina Latoche and Joe and Donna Panek on the 14th. Larry ad Darla Summerville observe their annversary on the 16th. Happy Anniversary to each couple!
You are a definite old timer if you remember when you could buy gasoline for a quarter a gallon at one of Lilly”s several gas stations on the same day including Riley’s, Misiura’s. Bob Leap or Ollie Leap stations.