Jun 292016

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 814-886-4694


Traffic is headed to Lilly as the lively Greater Lilly Reunion gets underway this coming weekend, July 2nd and 3rd, with entertainment and fun for all ages from the small child up through the ranks of those 90 and even 100 years old.
The annual Lilly Firemen carnival will be going on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. There will be music at the pavilion each evening. Saturday there will be a Firemen’s Parade over the streets of downtown Lilly starting at 6:30 PM with line up at the War Memorial field at 6:00 PM. Candy apples and cotton candy available each night.
those going to the Historical Society breakfast it will be at 9:00 AM Saturday at Our Lady of the Alleghenies church hall. If you are looking for seats call Galls or Jack Thursday or Friday morning, no guarantee of seats available.

During the day on Saturday St. Luke’s church will have a soup and hoagie sale at the church. Take some soup home for later use… The streets of Lilly will be busy Saturday evening. You can park your car once and then ride the Old Fashioned Trolley between clubs and the Firemen Pavilion from 8:00 PM until midnight. Music will be everywhere! Have an evening of fun with locals and visitors from across the USA.

On Sunday, church services recommended at a church of your choice, or Saturday afternoon at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Sunday, the 3d, the picnic will get under way at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church grounds on Hilltop Street. There will be limited souvenir hats and t-shirts available. Food sales including pigs in the blanket and hot sausage all day long. Ample beverages will be available. Some of the onsite activities include a silent auction, face painting by the girl scouts; Gobs by St. Luke’s; basket auction by the Lilly Library, painting sale and chances by the War Memorial; gambling by K of C. and tickets by the Historical Society. From 2 until 5 PM there will be FREE old fashioned trolley tours of the Lilly area. Take a relaxing ride around town with family or friends on the trolley and see some of the towns many highlights. A speaker will be along to point out items of interest.

At 2:30 PM at the church pavilion there will be an honors program for those over 90 and the crowning of the Homecoming Queen and Queen. Music all day will be provided by the Raging Slagg; the Hallmarks and from 6:00 PM until 9:30 the Fabulous Flash Backs The days event will close with the giant fireworks display at 9:30 PM. There will be ample parking at the War Memorial, along Memorial Drive and at the picnic. Bring a lawn chair to relax. There will be parking attendants on hand all day. Handicapped persons can get a ride from the parking lot in a golf cart or the attendant can leave you on to the grounds to let your passenger out. Visit us at the social site and have some cookies and water. Please sign the logbook of visitors.

Descendants of Joseph and Mary Hershel are reminded that there will be a family reunion from 1 until 5 PM July 30 at the Lilly Firemens Pavilion. RSVP or further details can be obtained from Sally at 886-2758 or Mary Lou at 886-5336

There will be a much needed change to the name plaques on the Miners Monument thanks to two generous benefactor’s. There is room to add 10 more names to the monument, fill out the forms and purchase at Galls insurance agency.

Tricia McMahon, Christine Patterson and Delores Skura celebrate birthdays on June 30 followed by Nathan Hoover, Heather Jones, Anna Leahey and Dorothy Phillips on the 1st and William Noga and Dana Ronan on the 2nd. July 3 finds Anna Brown, Cody Boast, Heather Stryker and Margaret Kunrod observing birthdays as will Phyllis Myers on the 4th and Brian Bart and Patrick Tremel on the 6th. Happy Birthday to All!

Chad and Barbara Pysher celebrate their wedding anniversary on June 30 while Richard and Debbie Giraud and Paul and Sandra Moyer observe wedding anniversaries on July 1 followed by Jane and Ted Kunko and Anna and George Wozniak on the 2nd. Ed and Patti Grove celebrate on the 3rd as will Francis and Sis Risko on the 5th and James and Linda Behe on the 6th. Happy Anniversary to each couple!

You are an old timer if you remember when Cleveland Street was brick surfaced.