Jul 102014


Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694


The Lilly American Legion Francis L. McCool Post 628 elected both post and home association officers on June 12. Post Officers include: James Steberger, Commander; Thomas Behe Sr. vice commander; Duane Misiura Sr., Jr. vice commander; James Shable, financial officer; Melvin Fees, adjutant; Francis Risko, Legislative officer; John Barlick Jr., service officer; Raymond Murray, chaplain; Joseph Zurilla, sergeant-at-arms; Paul Sweeney, historian and Richard Sweeney judge advocate.

Home association officers for 2014-2015 are Joseph Zurilla, president; James Steberger, vice president; Melvin Fees, secretary; James Shable, treasurer; Chad Pysher, Three year director; Paul Sweeney, Two year director and Richard Sweeney, 1 year director. The post and home meet the second Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00 PM.

The annual Legion picnic will be held Sunday, July 27 at the Post pavilion. Signups can be made at the club during business hours.

The Lilly Fire Company carnival will begin at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 24th at the pavilion and continue until June 28th. Bike Week (Thunder in the Valley) will be going on in the county the same week end so watch for a lot of traffic on area roads.

On June 10 my precious little friend for the past 17 years passed away. She was my cat named “Kitty”, a black and white feline who was an ever faithful companion in my home. Kitty was a joy to have around and would come to my bed room each morning to be sure I was awake about 7:30 and accompany me down stairs awaiting her morning meal. She would choose a warm spot on the first floor to nap during the day and run to the cellar if visitors came to the door. “Kitty” would meet me at the door each time I came home and if I brought groceries she would check the bags for goodies. She could be out of sight all day but if I opened a can of salmon or tuna she was right there. On miserable winter days she was often the only one I talked to. Then on cold winter nights she would cuddle at my feet to sleep. Lately she would sit on my lap to watch the late news with me before lying down for the night. A perfect, much loved, pet- “Kitty” I will miss you!


Sunday afternoon was perfect weather to enjoy the ball game between Conrad Chiropractic/Lilly American Legion and Sheetz, both of the Altoona City League. Lilly beat Sheetz 11-0 in a 5th inning called game upping their record to 10-1 for the season. The game was a fund raiser for the Lilly Library.

Today, June 19 finds Linda Conley, Joseph Costlow, John Bossler and Joan Latoche celebrating their birthdays as will Sylvia Davies and Katelyn Miorelli on the 21st and Ellen McCoy on the 22nd. It will be party time for Lana Geriak, Annette Glenn, Patricia Hershel, Amanda Skura and Tiffany Stiffler on the 23rd and Ryan George, John Orehowsky, Lisa Prebish, Joan Sibis and Ann-Jolene Vrabel on the 24th. Happy Birthday to All!

William and Susan Gorba along with Edward and Rosemary Kertes observe their wedding anniversaries today, June 19th followed by Joseph and Patricia Behe and Bill and Lorey Rainey on the 20th. John and Lisa Prebish celebrate on the 22nd along with Adrienne and Robert Rabatin. Patrick and Robin Behe and Homer and Rita Butterbaugh observe wedding anniversaries on the 23rd while Shawn and Theresa Stevens observe theirs on the 24th. Mark and Cathleen Lykens celebrate on the 25th. Happy Anniversary to All!

You are an old timer if you remember chasing the greased pig at Lilly field days.


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