Nov 252015

November 25, 2015

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 814-886-4694 

At dinner today and throughout a busy weekend take time to reflect on your family and the many good times together. Throw any bickering to the winds and enjoy life. Think back… ten, twenty and even fifty years or more to family get together’s on this joyful holiday. Can you still recall as a small child sitting down for the Thanksgiving dinner, enjoying the aroma of pumpkin and apple pies and the freshly baked turkey? Hasn’t changed much in all those years huh! Happy Thanksgiving.

There is a beautiful large pumpkin carving across the street from the Lilly Bank urging people to “Give Thanks” The carving was done by Anna (Shedlock) Leahey and is lit at night. Take a ride by to see it. (Since this posting the pumpkin has collapsed.)

The 2016 Lilly-Washington Historical Society calendar is available at Galls Insurance Agency on Main Street, The cover is a once in a life time shot taken by Ed Myers of the Lilly Fire truck and the Norfork Southern Patriotic locomotive here in Lilly. A limited edition keepsake.

“…..over the river and through the woods; to grandmothers house we go. The horse knows the way, to carry the sleigh through the wide and drifting snow” In days of old this was true. Give your kids a peak at the past with a sleigh ride this weekend at the Lilly Ambulance building. Sign up at Galls Insurance on Friday or take your chances at getting aboard Saturday from 5 until 9 PM. Rides are $3 per person. See me (Jack) at the hall and I will try to fit you in if you don’t get registered.

At 7:00 PM, Saturday the 28th, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will be held at the ambulance building. Santa Claus will arrive on a Lilly Fire Truck to greet the visitors and join them at the Borough building for cookies and hot chocolate.

From 7:30 until 9:00 PM, also on Saturday, there will be a display of Nativity sets at ST. Luke’s Church. The public is invited to visit this indoor display. On December 9th and 23rd, both Wednesdays, there will be an Advent service with healing orders at St. Luke’s. The service is at 7:00 PM each evening. On the 2nd and 16th of December the service will be held at the First Lutheran Church in Portage.

A friendly reminder that there will be a “Breakfast with Santa” at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel church hall on December 9 with sittings at 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM. Adults and children over six breakfast is $8 and children under six $5. A complimentary photo with Santa will be taken of the children and Santa (Adults can beg for a photo if they still believe.) More details call 886-4904.

Celebrating birthdays with a turkey dinner on the 26th will be Joseph Gides, Deb Hartline, James Lego, Bernard Phillips, Sara Stauski and Gavin West. The 27th will be party time for Rick Nadolsky, Barbara Pysher, and Willard Wilkinson 3rd. Florence Stevens and Leora Abbotts enjoy cake and ice cream on the 28th as will Lucille Campagna and Taylor Tomlinson 0n the 29th. Lori Rainey observes her birthday on November 30. December 1 finds Nolan Russian and Amy Stauski celebrating birthdays as will Barbara Bart and Pricilla Sibis on the 2nd. Happy Birthday to All!
Today, November 25 finds Ted and Phyllis Myers observing their 59th wedding anniversary along with Donald and Frances George, Fred and Gloria Kuntz and Thomas and Patricia Muldoon. They are followed by Regis and Joan Kinback on the 28th and James and Mary Kozak on the 29th. Marilyn and Rick Nadolsky celebrate their anniversary on December 2nd. Best wishes to each couple!

With all the terrorist activity worldwide and threats here in the United States there is no use for gun control advocates to be pushing their cause. Instead each home should have at least one gun and a stock of ammunition and the inhabitants trained in the safe use of forearms.

You are an old timer or getting there if you remember Francis Andraychak as a game warden during deer season.

To the many hunters who will be plying the woods on Monday seeking an elusive buck. I have heard of quite a few different buck spotting’s so there are definitely some out there. Hunt safely.

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