May 142015

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694

If you want a floral basket placed on any grave in the Lilly cemeteries by the Lilly-Washington Historical Society for Memorial Day contact Galls Insurance by the deadline tomorrow, Friday, May 15. Call 886-2961

The War Memorial annual banquet will be held on Saturday, May 23, starting at 5:30 PM at the Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church Hall on Main Street. This is a special program as this year marks 70 years since the end of World War Two. Several veterans from the war will be present at the dinner. The Paul and Marcy Cooney family will be recognized as will Marie (Matiello) Tremel. Call Joe Gides for tickets to the event at 886-4443.

The annual War Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 25 at the Lilly field. This year is special as it marks 150 years since the end of the Civil War, 70 years since the end of World War ll and 40 years since our final withdrawal from Vietnam.

A plaque will be dedicated listing the 114 servicemen and one merchant marine who died while serving our country since the Mexican-American War of 1846-48 until present.

The parishioners of Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church here in Lilly are commended for their very generous donation to the St. John Paul ll bust that will be placed in the garden of the John Paul ll Manor in Cresson that is run by the Sister Servants of the Sacred Heart. The Polish pope was loved very much by area residents, many with Polish and Slavish backgrounds.

If you travelled Route 53 since Saturday you would have noticed all the white, full, garbage bags along the road. Thanks to many parishioners from the Lilly United Methodist Church they cleaned up the 53 berm up to Mazur Motors and made the area look more wholesome. Now if the feral North Carolina pigs will just quit the littering it would be a true thank you to this group.

Graduation was held at Mount Aloysius College on Saturday, May 9. My daughter Catherine Nadolsky received her Bachelor Degree in Nursing. I am very proud of her.

I finally noticed a hummingbird at my back porch feeder. The liquid is going down but I am not seeing them. Must be early morning feeders. The yellow birds, cardinals and sparrows also brighten the day.

On Sunday, May 17 there will be a Stuffed Meatloaf dinner at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Hilltop Road from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Come and enjoy a delicious meal. Dine in or take outs are $9. Children dining in is $4.50.

On June 6th the Lilly Town wide yard sale will be conducted starting at 9:00 AM. To get on the map stop at Galls Insurance. Cost is $5. The sale was moved to June from August as many wanted an earlier sale date.

On June 7th the Lilly Fire Company spring poker run for quads and dirt bikes will be held with registration starting at 9:00 AM at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel church lot.

Today, May 14, finds Mary Lou Custer, Gerald Duke and Michael Sawinski celebrating birthdays as will Pastor John Palko, Lisa Funari and Jacob Hurley on the 15th and Donald Courvina, Ron Cropsey, Mike Stager and Gerald Wilson on the 16th. It will be party time for Maureen Engle and Evelyn Hutsky on the 17th and Elizabeth Sklodowski on the 18th. Bob Leap, Alexis Paul and Donna Spahr gets cake and ice cream on the 19th as does James Leahey, Gail Palko and Abigail Livai on the 20th. Happy Birthday to All!
Michael and Celeste McCoy celebrate their wedding anniversary on the 14th followed by Michael and Tammy Hartline on the 17th and Barbara and Brian Bart and Clyde and Beverly Costlow on the 18th. Happy Anniversary to each couple!

You are an old timer if you remember the large bulletin board on Portage Street. (site of the Leahey home.)

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