Lilly Linees by Jack Barlick 886-4694
Don’t you just love the smell of lilacs in full bloom?
Just a friendly reminder that the annual Lilly-Washington War Memorial banquet and recognition ceremony will be held at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church Hall at 5:30 PM on Saturday, May 23rd. At least 10 World War ll veterans are expected to attend. It is 70 years since the end of WW11.
The Lilly American Legion Post 628 will hold services at the four Lilly area cemeteries on Monday Morning May 25th. At 08:45 they will be at Mount Carmel National Catholic Cemetery on Hilltop Road. Then at 09:00 the service will be held at Lillydale followed at 09:30 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery on Cemetery Road. At 10:00 a service will be held at Saint Brigid Cemetery.
The annual War Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM at the Lilly-Washington War Memorial field. Come early to get good parking and bring a lawn chair if you want. There will also be arranged seating. Americanism Awards will be presented to 8th grade students Matthew Garrett and Alexis Eckenrode. Three scholarships totaling $5000 will be presented to seniors residing in Lilly or Washington Township by the Lilly Legion Post 628.Krista Claar will receive a $2500 Scholarship; Jacob Hurley will receive a $15000 Scholarship and Marissa Myers will receive a $1000 Scholarship
A plaque, bush and angel, by the Mainline Garden Club honoring the memory of the groups founder, Elaine Klayko, will be unveiled.
The main Memorial Day program will be the dedication of a plaque remembering the 115 men from the greater Lilly area who died while serving our country from the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848 until present. Students, Allison Barlick and Rachel Shoff will read a roll call of the names and the local Girl Scouts will place flowers at the Main monument and the Civil War Monument. It is 70 years since the end of WW11 and 150 years since the end of the Civil War.
The plaque with the 115 names was a co-operative arrangement between The Lilly American Legion Post 628, Sankertown VFW Post 7377, Lilly-Washington Historical Society and the Lilly-Washington War Memorial Association.
A special feature will be the presence of a bagpiper who will play several melodies including “Amazing Grace” and “Danny Boy”. If you love bagpipe music don’t miss this event.
I am especially proud of my granddaughter, Kiera Nadosky, who spent last Saturday afternoon with her Aunt Cindy Rabish placing American flags on veterans graves in the Cresson area along with the Cresson legionaires for Memorial Day.
TOWN WIDE YARD SALE
The Lilly area town wide yard sale will be held June 6 starting at 9:00 AM to get on the map stop at Galls Insurance to register. The fee is $5. Maps will be provided to visitors the day of the sale in front of Galls Agency on Main Street. A large turnout is expected.
Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Frank Sibis on his recent passing. Frank ,known as Fast Buck to his friends was a well-known businessman who operated a car dealership on the Cresson Summit for many years.
THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN
The Lilly Fire Company quad and dirt bike run travelling over 30 miles of trails on Lilly Mountain will be held Sunday, June 7th starting with registration from 9:00 AM until noon at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church lot on Hilltop Road. Come out and get all muddy.
Today, May 21 finds me grandson, Nathan Przybys celebrating his birthday as will Isabella Askins, Francis Filak, Dominic Hall, Russ Leap and Shirley Wilson on the 22nd. Then it’s party time for Dave Bender, Ryan Giraud, Ed Grove, Sr. and Blaize Quinn on the 23rd. Caleb Eger enjoys cake and ice cream on the 24th as will Shirley Noel and Tim Panek on the 25th. On the 26th Brent Smith, Lori Krug and Nancy Rowe get to celebrate as does Gregory Podrasky on the 27th.. Happy Birthday to All!
On May 12th Paul and Marcelle Cooney celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The community’s belated best wishes are extended to this family on the happy occasion. Dan and Diane Kuisick celebrate on the 21st while Cynthia and John Giblock and Shawn and Toni Nadolsky celebrate on the 22nd. Mike and Ashley Eckenrode observe their anniversary on the 23rd and Andrew and Joanne Regan on the 25th. Then on May 27th it will be party time for Vicki Tand Steve Durkay. Happy Anniversary to each couple!
You are an old timer if you remember Pipers tipple along Memorial Drive (Lilly Coal Road)