Sep 272015

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 814-886-4694

The Lilly Knights of Columbus Council will be holding a bake sale after all Masses Saturday and Sunday, October 3rd and 4th at the Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church hall.

If anyone has a few hours a month that they don’t have anything to do, help is needed in keeping the weeds down at the Miners Memorial grounds on Piper Street. Couples are welcome as are older teens. Call Jim Salony at 886-7282 if you can assist.

The Historical Society is still looking for wedding pictures from the 1930 and 1940 eras to place in the 2016 calendar. Call Ron Muldoon if you have one you would like in the calendar. This can be parents, grandparents or other. Pictures can also be left at Galls and will be returned.

Some Lilly fans that attended the Penn State game on Saturday, September 19 had the opportunity to meet Franco Harris in person and pose for pictures with him. Included in the group was Alb Claar, John Sanders and Scot Selip. Franco was the Steeler who made the “Immaculate Reception” back in 1972 in a game with the Oakland Raiders in 1972. Only 22 seconds were left when Franco made the touchdown giving the Steelers the playoff win.

Saturday morning, September 19, was a beautiful sunny warm day as a nice crowd gathered at the UMWA fountain at the Miners Memorial park near the War Memorial for the dedication ceremony officially opening the fountain to public use. The drinking fountain sits on a pad along with benches, a street light, and a brick monument recognizing the UMWA locals and Mother Jones, an early aggressive union organizer.
The program opened with an invocation by Reverend Robert Monahan. Then Frank Rotherford, Aa UMWA International representative addressed the crowd, followed by yours truly as Mayor of Lilly and then Dan Kane secretary/treasurer of the United Mine Workers International. Tom Mardula of Local 1318 was master of ceremonies. He held a moment of silence for the miners lost at Sonman in 1940. Local 1318, 1368 and the International United Mine Workers had donated the cost of the fountain, its installation and hedge plantings. A job well done!

Today, September 24 finds Miranda Wilkinson and Jayden Pinkney celebrating birthdays followed by Kristen Diehl, Michael Felus, Katie Leahey, Michael Leahey and Linda Orlosky on the 25th and John Sweeney on the 26th. On the 27th Robert P. George, Lilah Livai, Pete Seno, Michael Sklodowski and Darla Summerville all get to party as will Joanne Dunmyer and Linda Sweeney on the 28th. Sam Podrasky Sr. parties on the 29th as will Theresa Dunmyer and Fran Kodosky on the 30th. Happy Birthday to All!
Willard and Kimberly Wilkinson observe their wedding anniversary on September 26 followed by Nicholas and Nancy Cassisi on the 30th. Happy Anniversary!

You are an old timer if you remember when Lilly High School played their football games at the War Memorial field