Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694
The Knights of Columbus, Lilly Chapter, is holding a Christmas candy sale. Orders are being taken until Sunday, November 29 and candy can be picked up at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church hall on December 19 and 20 after Masses. There is a large variety of chocolate goods including chocolate covered peanuts, raisins, Melt away fudge, coconut cups, pretzel rods, white chocolate peppermint bark, lollipops and bite size shapes. Order from Deb Kozak at 886-8296, Patty Nagy at 886-7374, Mary Lou Custer at 886-7468 or Shirley Patterson at 886-7213.
The Lilly Decorating Committee recently mailed the 2016 fund drive letter. Your support of this effort helps make Lilly a beautiful place to live and visit. The committee funds the annual Christmas lighting program and also provides for many floral displays and holiday themes throughout the community. Future plans are to be considered for trees along the walking trail and a small pavilion along the mainline tracks for our train loving visitors and photographers.
Wednesday, November ll is Veterans Day. It is a time to honor the living veterans with a Thank You for your service and also a time to remember all deceased veterans. A service will be held at the War Memorial Monument at the ball field at Eleven A.M. The names of 23 veterans with Lilly ties who have passed away since last Veterans Day will be read aloud in a rollcall. The public is encouraged to attend this event sponsored by the Francis L. McCool Post 628, Lilly American Legion and the Lilly-Washington War Memorial Association.
Ernie from Misty Haven Stables will have his 12 man sleigh and horses here on November 28 from 5 until 9:00 PM providing nostalgic rides for the young and young at heart in celebration of the holiday season. Bring the children and grandchildren for only $3 per rider. Advance reservations required to guarantee ride. Register at Galls Insurance.
The deepest sympathy of the community goes to the family and friends of Walter Mardula who passed away on October 26.Walt was a retired coal miner and well-known Lilly farmer who raised a large family with his wife Anna (Homerich).His children include Tom, Steve, Bob, Joe, Rose, Mary, Ruth and Paul. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Lilly American Legion.
It is irresponsible of the Governor, House of Representatives and Senators who are holding local, county and school district budgets without the proper funding to pay their obligations and costing them interest. Think about it! The state is not lacking the funds. They collect all taxes and fees as usual whether a budget has been passed or not. What we need is a requirement that their salaries and operational expense cease the first day the budget is delayed and is not paid until the state
first has paid the local governments and schools after a budget is passed.
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The annual Halloween parade and trick or treat was well attended on Sunday, October 22 as over 200 goblins and ghosts took to the Lilly Streets for an afternoon of fun. Three vehicles were decked out for the Trunks & Treats at the park yard including Charlie Brown and Snoopy by Father Lill; Aliens from 51 by Bill and Nadine Rodgers and the Great Frog by Cathy Corcetti Yarnish and her daughter Emily White. Helpers for the afternoon included Paul, Karington and Mary Ann Sklodowski; Shirley Zoskey and her son and Nadine Rodgers.
Blanche Marks and Joseph Smorto celebrate their birthdays today, November 5 followed by Bill Conley Sr.,Marie Trybus and Marianne Wheldon on the 6th and Marcee McDermott, Nicole Logan and Shannon McIntosh on the 7th. The 8th will be party time for Harry Behe and Sandy Miorelli. On the 9th Tyler Smorto, Ashley Zoskey, David Dunmyer and Jennifer Sklodowski get their turn as will Nancy Cassisi, Jennifer Craine, Sharon Diehl, Elizabeth McCool (who will be 99) ,Frances McIntosh, Dolores Seymour and Lisa Tremel on the 10th. Brady Jones, William Mulearn and Joyce Przybys all enjoy cake and ice cream on the 11th. Happy Birthday to All!
Bill and Joanne Dunmyer observe their wedding anniversary on October 5 followed by Frank and Anna Mae Giblock on the 6th and Joe and Amanda Smorto and John and Marie Dougherty on the 9th..Happy Anniversary to all!
You are an old timer if you remember when Pat Dougherty had a barber shop in the Smith hotel and Andy Columbo had one across the street.