Oct 012015

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694

Time to get out and start watching the trees as the leaves are starting to change colors and many have already fallen to the ground. This is always a fun time of year, especially in the mountains as we get to enjoy nature close up.

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Frances Hershel who recently passed away. Fran was a Lilly High School graduate and then served in the United States Marines for twenty years. She was a Post member of the Lilly American Legion. Sympathy is also extended to the family of Paul Williams who also recently passed away.

The Knights of Columbus Lilly Council will be having a bake sale at Our Lady of the Alleghenies following all Masses on October 3rd and 4th.

Many of you watched the programs featuring Pope Francis on his tour of Washington, New York and Philadelphia. I am quite impressed with his humble ways and feel he brings great honor and glory to the Catholic faith. If everyone, both religious and laity, and all world leaders would follow his example the world would be a better place.

Last week, Loura the sculptor and her husband, Greg Dobbs, from the Spiritual Arts Foundation in Orlando, Florida made a long trip, by pickup truck, to John Paul ll Manor in Cresson to deliver and install a bronze bust and podium of St. John Paul ll at the nursing home of his name. The visitors along with the help of several workers from Calandra’s. on their lunch break, set the art piece in place. It is a dignified addition to the front garden of the home and will be dedicated in the near future. We, of Polish heritage should be proud that St. John Paul ll is being honored locally.

Costs of the project were partially paid by donations from the local area. A substantial donation was collected at Our Lady of the Alleghenies here in Lilly. Several thousand is still needed to cover the costs. Donations of any size can be made to the Spiritual Arts Foundation P.O. Box 747, Windermere Fl. 34786. The donations are tax deductible as the Foundation is a 501 (c) (3).

The past two weekends have brought crowds to the War Memorial field for Mainine Panther football games. The parking areas have been full each weekend.

The volunteers at the War Memorial have put in many long days all summer long. It is remarkable the work they keep doing at the field. It won’t be long and they will get a little winter rest. Good job, guys and girls!
If you’re up to the field you will notice the concrete base in front of the basketball court recently constructed by Jerry Dunmyer and crew who will be brick facing it this week. This base is for a bell tower that will soon be erected reaching about 42 feet to the heavens. More to come—.

Daniel Martynuska and Joseph Leap celebrate their birthdays today, October 1 followed by Gloria Leap, Eric Courvina and Donna Glass on the 2nd and Eva Lutton, Eli Bender, Shelley McIntosh and Marian Wyland on the 3rd. Joseph Giblock and Don Hartline enjoy cake and ice cream on the 4th as will Pat Podrasky, Edward Kertes , Barbara Stiffler, Ella Mae Gaudlip and Clifford Cox o the 5th. Paul Aldrich and McKenna Kuhns celebrate birthdays on the 6th and Dennis Amrhein along with Frank Giblock, a WWll veteran who will be 91 party on the 7th, Happy Birthday to All!

Travis and Angela Braatz observe their wedding anniversary on October 2.
Dan and Karen Sibis celebrate on the 3rd along with Mike and Patricia Felus, Ronald and Denise Leturgey and Michael and Jennifer Sklodowski. Joseph and Connie Stauski celebrate on the 4th followed by Jeff and Jennette Kozen on the 6th and Andrew and Heather Jones on the 7th. Happy Anniversary to each couple!
If your high school class play was held in the Italian Hall on Piper Street you are definitely an old timer. The class of 61 and after held their class plays at the new school in Dutch town.

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