May 302014

   Lines by Jack Barlick    886-4694                                                                               


This coming Sunday, June 1 will see the Lilly Fire Company Thunder on the Mountain Poker Run come to life as four wheeler guads and trail bikes head to the mountain for a bumpy ride of over thirty miles through the dust and the mud. Come and register starting at 9:00 AM at the Lady of Mount Carmel property on Hill Top Street. Breakfast and lunch will be available on site hosted by the firemen. Helmets are required to participate in the run. If I can do it, anyone can, so come join in the fun.



The following Sunday, June 8 you can return once again for the Our Lady of Mount Carmel money-rama

That will start at 1:00 PM and run until 5:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and includes a chicken dinner from 1 until 3 PM and a later snack and beverages. Joe Gribbon will DJ the afternoon event. Call 937-7053 for tickets. The event will be at the church pavilion, so you can enjoy the fresh mountain air.



There were about 65 in attendance at the War Memorial Recognition Dinner on Saturday, May 24 at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church hall. Hugh Conrad was Master of Ceremonies for the event that honored George and Elaine Klayko for their many years of service to the Association and Elaine’s work with the Mainline Garden Club which she founded. Also honored was the late Jerry Glass for his service to the group. President John Hurley made the presentations.

William Patterson, councilman, accepted an award for Lilly Borough for their contributions to the group and Jamie Hartline and Scott Guzic, supervisors, accepted an award for Washington Township in appreciation for their assistance. Treasurer Joseph Gides made the presentations.

The annual War Memorial Service held by the Lilly American Legion and the Lilly-Washington War Memorial Association was held under sunny skies and a comfortable mid-seventies temperature on Monday, May 26 at 11:00 AM. Casey Craine did a beautiful job of singing the National Anthem and God Bless America. Master of Ceremonies Jack Barlick introduced Marissa Myers, a Penn Cambria Junior, who has been named the 2015 Cambria County Outstanding Young Woman of the Year. She is a daughter of Matt and Renee Myers. Monsignior John Sasway said the invocation and benediction.

Brock Talko received the Legions Americanism Award which is given to an 8th grade boy and Mattie Bossler received the 8th grade girl’s award given by the Lilly Legion Auxiliary. A $2500 scholarship was presented to Mackenzie McIntosh; a $1500 scholarship was presented to Sarah Hurley and a $1000 scholarship was presented to Jacob Yarnish. The three had written essays on “The Significance of D-Day Seventy Years Later”

Melvin Fees, Post 628 Adjutant presented certificates to Steve Suchta, John Orehowsky and Ollie G. Leap in recognition by the National American Legion on their 60 years of continuous membership in the American Legion. Yours truly then read a history of 30 Lilly area servicemen and their participation during the D-Day operations in Normandy in 1944.



Bill Claar and Josh Dixon will be partying on May 29. May 30 Audrey Craine, Andrew Glenn, Walter Hoberney and Justin Spaid observe birthdays as will Brandon Ehrenfeld, Rudy McCarthy, Tina Stauski , Adyn Tremel, Daryl Leap and Andrew Siedlarczyk  on the 31st.

June 1 will usher in birthdays for Antoinette Myers and Coonie Secrisky while on the 2nd it will be cake and ice cream for Dianne Batdorf, Kathleen Moyer, Ian Wissinger and Anthony Zumer. On the 3rd Bernadette Hmiel, John Nezneski, Jenna Russian, Donald Wilt Sr., celebrate as will Jesse Guzic and Robert Rabatin on the 4th.

Joe Kondis, who resides in Maryland, was in town for the Memorial Day weekend. He is a Korean War veteran and will be 83 on June 1. Happy Birthday to All!



Beverly and Charles Mulhearn celebrate their wedding anniversary on May 30 followed by David and Peggy Beck on the 31st.On June 1 Glenn and Peggy Marinak observe their anniversary as will Tim and Joyce Przybys the same day. Then on the 3rd Regis and Patricia Tremel celebrate. Happy Anniversary to All!



You are a very old timer if you remember Crobbie George running a poolroom on Cleveland Street, He was a one armed pool shark.

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