Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694
Santa Claus will be at the Lilly American Legion at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 15, to give treats to the children.
Start taking a little evening drive around Lilly Borough and Washington Township to enjoy the many Christmas lights residents are placing in their yards and on their homes. The center of town is really taking on a colorful holiday lighting festival.
Was told that Jordan Segada got a 13 point buck on Lilly Mountain and Jerry Weakland got a 10 point buck also on the mountain. Both nice trophies, congratulations.
Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of George Hoberney who recently passed away in Ohio. George grew up in Strawberry. Further sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Charles Slebodnick who also recently passed away. Charles also grew up in Lilly and was a Korean War veteran.
Chris Wheeler celebrates his birthday today, December 12, followed by Nicholas Marinak, Ashlee Weakland, my sister Maureen Kelly and my daughter, Natalie Barlick-Reed on the 13th. Elizabeth Wilt and William Kuntz get to party on the 14th as will Helen Fordick, Francis Krumenaker, Cecelia Nadolsky and Lyle Offman on the 15th. It will be party time for LeAnn Cannonie on the 16th. On the 17th my son Steve celebrates his birthday along with Frank Klayko, Rick Koval, Josephine Kozak and Andrew Lysic. On the 18th it will be cake and ice cream time for Bill Latoche and Nyla Robine. Happy Birthday to All!
Stanley and Rose Orlosky celebrate their wedding anniversary on December 12th followed by Ed and Lori Krug on the 15th. Happy Anniversary.
NEW YEARS EVE
Planning an evening out on New Years Eve? Consider joining in the fun at the Cassandra Social Hall starting at 8:30 PM with a New Years Eve dinner served at 9PM. Then dance to the music of the Fabulous Flashbacks from 10 PM until 1 AM. Tickets are $25 a person and can be arranged by calling 937-7053. The event is sponsored by Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church here in Lilly.
According to PJ Sloan you are an old timer if you remember Chicken Wing Charlie. In the late 1940s or early 1950s Chicken Wing Charlie was a hobo who would spend time in a hobo camp built from railroad ties at Carneys Crossing. Allegedly as trains passed the make shift camp, carrying loads of live chickens to market, Charlie would reach into slow moving freight cars and grab the chickens by the wing, pulling the wings off the chickens, some times up to thirty pair of wings a day. He would then cook them over his campfire. Other hoboes were welcome to dinner if they brought some vittles, such as a bottle of wine, to the table. PJ claims ol’ chicken Wing Charlie started the chicken wing