Mar 232016

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 86-4694

Enjoy the early spring Easter weekend. Get outside and enjoy the fresh air and the smell of the hyathins as they break the suface once again. Take a walk and enjoy the fresh breeze coming off the mountains blowing through the valley chasing away the leaves and dust from the prior winter.

The Lilly-Washington Public Library will be holding the annual Easter Egg Hunt for local children at 1:00 PM Saturday March 26 at the Firemen’s pavilion. Children will be divided in age groups. Please bring bags or baskets. Children are to gather their own eggs without assistance except for the youngest group.

The United Methodist church on Willow Street will have a Seven AM service on Easter morning. There will not be a 10:30 Sunday service. There will be a Maundy service at the sister church in Wilmore on Thursday evening.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel church will have a procession, washing of feet and a Mass at 4:00 PM. On Friday, March 25, there will be Veneration of the Cross, Mass of the pre-sanctified and opening of the grave at 3:00 PM and on Saturday there will be a vigil service at 2:30 PK followed by a Resurrection Mass with a Procession at 4:00 PM.

St. Lukes Lutheran church will have a Maundy service at 7:00 PM at the 1st United Church in Portage. On Good Friday there will be a Tenebrae here at St. Lukes with the Passion according to Saint John at 7:00 PM. On Saturday at St. Lukes at 8:00 PM there will be an affirmation of baptisms and Baptisms at St. Lukes followed by an Easter Vigil. On Sunday there will be a Sunrise service at 6:30 AM at St. Lukes and a 9:00 AM service at the 1st Lutheran Church in Portage. There will be no 11 A:M service at St. Lukes on Easter Morning, March 27th.

Our Lady of the Alleghenies Catholic Church will hold an evening Mass of the Lords Supper at 7:00 PM. On Thursday March 24th, On Good Friday there will be a 1:30 PM celebration of the Lords Passipn followed on Saturday by an Easter Vigil Mass at 8:30.On Easter Sunday there will be Masses at 8:00 and 10:00 A.M

April 25 will find Cynthia Giblock and Adrienne Rabatin celebrating birthdays as will Robert Kunrod, Sandra Burn and Joseph Smychynsky on the 26th and Lillian Guzic, Justin Offman, and Savanna Koval on the 27th. Jon Brickley celebrates on the 29th and Gerald Behe and Frank Fordick get to party on the 30th . March 31 will find Carmrlla Drass, Barbara Plazek, April Stombaugh, Megan Wheeler and Linda Wheeler enjoying cake and ice cream. Happy Birthday to All!

You’re an old timer if you participated in the doll show or the greased pig race at the field days at the War Memorial.

Mar 102016

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694

My article was in error last week as I was undergoing a hospital stay. Apologies for birthdays and anniversaries missed. Looking forward to the very mild weather this week and weekend. Hoping to get the scooter out so I can get some fresh air. I am over-hibernated.

Today, March 10 finds Kathleen Bost and Olivia Sklodowski partying as will Rose Marie Nagle, Evan Boland and Joe Suchta (who will be 95) on the 11th. On the 12th Judy Ann Ehrenfeld enjoys cake and ice cream as will Parker Nelen. Ireland Hall celebrates on the 14th and on the 15th Hadden Fleegle, Mason Fleegle and Greta Hurley enjoy birthdays. Valerie Bolie and Damon Olbert gets to party on the 16th. Happy Birthday to All!

The communities’ sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Robert T. George who died in Delaware. He was a son of the late Francis and Marie (Kearney) George.

This Saturday, March 12 the Lilly Washington War Memorial will be holding the annual spring cleanup day at the War Memorial field. All coaches, players, parents and members are ask to pitch in for a few hours to make the field spotless for the start of the coming baseball season. Bring a leave rake and gloves if able. Your help is greatly appreciated for this clean-up which will start at 8:30 AM.

While you are there for the cleanup stop and admire the bell tower that was recently constructed and installed. Also check out the new pavilion at the Little League field that the Township has recently built with grant funds. Work is underway on the rest rooms there.

During the Great Lilly Homecoming this July 2nd and 3rd there will be several home comings of families and class re unions going on in the Lilly area. One event being featured is an Alumni Dinner Dance open to any graduate of the Lilly High School and their guests. The last graduating class was in 1966. There are classmates from the early thirties remaining. This event will be held July 2 at the Cresson American Legion Ball Room. George Gides will entertain the early arrivals with his guitar music. Contact LeeAnn Cannonie or Sandy Miorelli for details.

If you have any events, visitors, trips etc. that you would like written about give me a call at 886-4694,

The spring 2016 Lilly Historical Society newsletter will contain useful information concerning the home coming events this July 2 &3 following the firemen’s week. This will be mailed in April.

You are an old timer if you remember the wrought iron fence surrounding St. Brigid’s Main Street property