Nov 142015

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694

You may have noticed the 248 pound pumpkin near the coal car at the bank corner. It is representative of both Halloween and Thanksgiving and was donated to the Decorating committee by David James who grew it in Washington Township. Thanks Dave!

Through the continued efforts of Bev Mandichak the center of town looked very nice both during Halloween and now leading up to Thanksgiving. With the nice weather the borough employees were able to jump start the Christmas pole lighting throughout town.
A special thanks goes to Betty Phillips and Chet Harker who both cleared weeds from monuments in town. A little help goes along ways in making the town glow.

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Agnes “Dibby” Leap who recently passed away. Sympathy also is extended to the family of Shirley Bowman.

Although is was a cold day the hardy still got out. A flag football tournament of four games was held Saturday, November 7th at the War Memorial field. A thousand dollars was reportedly raised to help needy veterans.

The Young Marines from Ebensburg have placed a box in the Lilly Library for the Toy for Tots Drive. Anyone wishing to donate a gift for the program can place it in the box. New toys that are unwrapped are encouraged.

I didn’t realize how bad off our area is until a need for donations were brought up at local meetings including the Toys for Tots, Angel Tree, Coat Drive and on going food drives including a turkey drive. One figure that was stated was 400 families are in need in the Penn Cambria Area.

Donations to these causes would be a welcome Christmas gift by the recipients and will make the Holidays nicer for many children. Two local groups to consider making donations to are the Red Cross and Salvation Army . The Knights of Columbus locals and the Saint Vincent DePaul Society should also be considered.

A Lilly resident deserves the be named the outstanding citizen of the week here in town. Helen Talko, who is 99 years old, was one of about 150 voters who went to the polls on November 3 in Lilly’s Second Ward to vote.

Emma Miorelli celebrates her birthday today, November 12 followed by Amry Ann Suchta on the13rd and Margaret Conrad, John Schaffranek, Stephen Mardula, Lauren Ronan and Ray Serre on thw 14th. It will be party time for Tyler Prebish, Mark Przybyz, Joyce Pyo, James Steberger, Joanna Driskel and Sarah Wilson on the 15th. Ronald George, Krista Miklinski and Tabitha Sibis party on the 17th as will John Weber on the 18th. Happy Birthday to All!

Michael and Shelley McIntosh celebrate their anniversary on November 15. Congratulations!

You are an old timer if you remember when Molly Yingling’s art classes would paint the down town store window with colorful Christmas themes.