Oct 282015

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694

Despite chilly temperatures the Lilly area ghosts and goblins took to the streets for an afternoon of merry making on Sunday, October 25. Fortunately I had grand children at my home to help dispense candy to the many groups of children who stopped by. I was told there was a colorful turnout for the parade.

My fun loving granddaughter Kiera Nadolsky held a 12th birthday party in my back yards with her school mates and cousins. The theme was a Spook party staying with the holiday weekend. The kids wrapped themselves as mummies and also bobbed for gummy worms in whipped cream. Aunt Cindy Rabish dug up the ideas to make it a fun day.

Mark your calendar for the Veterans Day Service to be held on November 11 sponsored by the Lilly American Legion Post 628 and the Lilly-Washington War Memorial Association at the War Memorial field. At least 23 names of veterans who have passed away since last Veterans Day will be read in a roll call at 11:00 AM.

Although unplanned, I wound up spending 14 continuous days in the hospital from October 6 until October 21. Thanks to those who called, visited or sent a card. Thanks also to daughter Cindy for again keeping the column going. This has been a lousy health year however I had a lot of very good staff at UPMC Altoona during my stay. The second long one this year.

I am told another recently completed restoration of a large stained glass window at St. Luke’s has been reinstalled. These pieces of art are masterpieces of 100 years ago. They are exceptionally beautiful after dark when the church lights are on.

Bishop Mark Bartchak will bless the recently installed statue honoring St. John Paul ll at the Manor in Cresson on Sunday November 1 following a 10:30 AM Mass in the chapel at John Paul Manor.

Don’t forget to vote on November 3rd.

Jim Paul celebrates his birthday today, October 29 along with Cathleen Lykens, Jessica Wheeler, William Wheldon and Travis Wilson. Ed Ziemba and Cindy Caputo celebrate on the 30th as will Douglas Custer, Michael Summerville, Chris Wheeler and Ronald Wissinger and Vera Hufford on the 31st.
On November 1 Mackenzie Behe, Jacob Martynuska and Travis Nadolsky get to party as will Kimberly Bloom and Susan Filak on the 2nd. Carrie Mitsko will be 85 on the 3rd and Pearl Behe will be 94 on the 4th. Sandra Moyer also parties on the 4th. Happy Birthday to All.

Ronald and Jean George celebrate their wedding anniversary on October 29th followed by Joyce and John Pyo on the 30th, Happy Anniversary to both couples.

You are an old timer if you bought gasoline at Carneys round garage on old 22 and 53 in Cresson. Remember the fruit stand across the street where Cresson Springs is now?