OPEN HOUSE The Lilly-Washington Public Library will be holding an Open House on Tuesday October 9 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served. The library will be having a book and DVD along with a silent basket auction. The library welcomes books for the sale and baskets for the auction.
WAR MEMORIAL The Lilly-Washington War Memorial will meet tonight, October 4th at 7:00 PM at the ball field pavilion.
FOOTBALL Penn Cambria lost a close game with Bishop Guilfoyle on Saturday, September 29th with a score of 8-14. They are now 4-1 for the season and play Cambria Heights tomorrow in Cresson at 7:00 PM. The only consolation in the loss to Guilfoyle is that their head coach, Justin Wheeler, is from Lilly.
SYMPATHY My deepest sympathy is extended to the brothers and sisters of Joel Muldoon and their families and his many friends. Joel, a Marine veteran of the Viet-Nam era, recently passed away. He was 57.
MINERS I received several calls about Lilly area men who died as a result of mining accidents. I am still looking. I even have one from 1857 and one from 1869. Miner plaques for the monument can still be purchased at Galls Insurance until Monday, October 8 when another order will be sent in. Many new ones were added and there is room for a few dozen more.
COLD DAY IN HADES It will be a cold day in hell before I vote for Mitt Romney after I learned that he and his father felt he was too important to serve in Viet-Nam and was draft deferred 4 times. Who wants a commander-in-chief who feels he was more important than the over 58,000 men and women who died there and the countless thousands who were injured? Good Bye Mitt.
BIRTHDAYS Today, October 4th finds Rita Cabala. Sherry Gates, Joseph Giblock, Donald Hartlne and son-in-law Jim Reed celebrating birthdays as will Anita Booterbaugh, Ed Kertes, Joshua Schoff and Barbara Stiffler on the 5th followed by Paul Aldrich on the 6th. Then on October 7th it will be party time for Dennis Amrhein and Frank Giblock. Joseph Stauski and Taylor Hershel celebrate on the 8th and Mary Gall down in Lancaster on the 9th. Then on October 10th there will be a busy day with Homer Butterbaugh, Patricia Felus, George Klayko, Robbie Lingafelt and Brittany Spaid all celebrating. Happy Birthday to All.
ANNIVERSARIES Joseph and Connie Stauski celebrate their wedding anniversary today, October 4th followed by Andrew and Heather Jones on the 5th and Michael and Christina Quinn on the 9th. On the 19th Tim and Margie Panek celebrate. Happy anniversary to each couple.
FALLCOLORS Have you noticed the trees beginning to take on their fall colors? The next few weeks will be a dazzling display of beautiful colors in the mountains and valleys. Get out and enjoy the sights.
OLDTIMER You are becoming an oldtimer if you remember the large, black, water tank used by the railroad that was located next to Tickerhoofs, now Cloherty, Funeral Home.
LILLY LINES by Jack Barlick – (814) 886-4694