Jan 222015

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 814-886-4694

With spring not far off it may be time to give a little thought to kite flying. The other day I noticed two guys flying a kite up by the new ball field on Memorial Drive. There is plenty of open area there now along with many nice breezes to pursue the sport. Even model planes and small drones could be flown there.

I must commend the Washington Township supervisors for acquiring a large tract of land from the C.A. Hughes trust to enlarge the township recreational area. I believe they have plans to eventually enlarge the walking trail. Coal recovery continues up there by the Lilly Coal village and the reclamation company just started removal on the other side of the road. It is definitely a different landscape now along Lilly Coal road.

The Francis L. McCool American Legion Post 628 will be awarding 3 scholarships this Memorial Day to high school seniors who reside in Lilly Borough and Washington Township. The topic this year will be “What impact did WW11 veterans have on the Lilly Community?” More details in future issues

The sympathy of the community is extended to the family and friends of Catherine “Kate” Leap who recently passed away at the age of 93. Her son, Bill Wassil, gave a very fitting eulogy at the funeral mass in honor of his mother.

Today, January 22 finds Marie Daugherty, James Kozak and Dane Nesbella celebrating their birthdays as will Donald Diehl, Christian Lutton, Eric Swain and Larry Summerville on the 23rd. Cory Shedlock, Leo Vermeulin, and Catherine Weakland get to party on the 24th as will Raymond Lasinski and Nick Causer on the 25th. On the 26th it will be cake and ice cream time for Ronald Courtot, Shawn Nadolsky and Gary Nagy. Then on the 27th Michael Conrad, Bob Causer and Bailey Prebish get to party as will Andrew Jones, Judith George, Theodore Kunko, Deborah Rabatin and Mary Yanik on the 28th. Happy Birthday to All!
Stephen and Bonnie Mardula celebrate their wedding anniversary on January 214 as will Francis and Jean Albarano on the 28th. Congratulations to both couples!

You are an old timer if you attended Cheetz and Jeans wedding.

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