PENN CAMBRIA FOOTBALL Way to Go Panthers! Another great win, 38-0 over Central Cambria on September 14th. The 3-0 team plays at home this Friday, September 21st at 7 PM. This is their homecoming game, all of Penn Cambria should turn out to root them on.
HONORED The Lilly American Legion Post 628 honored three individuals for their many years of service to the local Post. Receiving plagues from Commander Jim Steberger and Finance Officer James Shable were Fred Kuntz, Frank Giblock and David Zella.
GARDEN CLUB The Mainline Garden Club has been under able to contact Harry Myers, a basket winner during the Lilly Town wide yard sale. If anyone knows his phone number let me know and I will pass it along to the club.
BUTTERFLY GARDEN If you are up the ball field take time to check out the recently installed Butterfly Garden, the benches are there as is some of the signs. Jim Salony is seeking donations to add the Children on a Seesaw ($3000) and Saint Barbara statue ($7000) to the park. These exemplify the coming from the stark life of the coal miner into a more beautiful community created from their hard toils. Mining families or heirs that may be interested on sponsoring one of these can call Jim at 814-886-7282.
ROCKDUMP A green field now replaces the Piper rock dump on Memorial Drive. Quite a big difference in the area now. Take a ride to see it and also the plantings at the Miners Memorial.
VISITOR Robert Zimmerman and his wife came to Lilly for a visit on September 13th. Robert donated a group of pictures from the early 1900s to the Historical Society. His father, Alvin was raised in Lilly on Portage Street in what is now the Tranquillo home. Alvin was a Navy veteran of the First World War. This was Roberts first visit here in over thirty years.
BIKE FEST Son, Steve and I spent the past weekend in Ocean City Maryland during the Bikefest there. The weather was great, sunshine and warm temperatures. The colorfulness of the event was awesome. There were more motorcycles than I have every seen there in the past. Daylight and evening hours were a constant roar as the bikers rode the main streets back and forth. Most visitors were from age mid thirty and up, and took up most of the hotel rooms in the lower end of the city. The beer distributor was sold out of Bud by 4 PM on the 14th.
I got a front row view of Charlie Daniels and his band when he preformed at the Inlet on Saturday that had so many bikes there that the Police had to stop them from entering until a few left. While there Steve and I had a chance to talk with Ray and Jennie Guzic and Scott and Denise Guzic who were brave enough to travel the 320 miles from Lilly on their bikes. Brenda Little and her sister Tonya and spouse of Loretto were also there, as were many Cresson area residents, all intent to party the weekend away. This is one of the most enjoyable weekends I encounter each year and am already looking forward to 2013.
REVISED LAW The revised Small Games of Chance Law in Pennsylvania requires clubs to donate 70% of the proceeds to community projects and activities. These donations must be reported to the PLCB. The American Legion always is overly generous to the community each year, a recent example being the $3000 given towards the Miners Memorial landscaping. Other club officers should look to them as an example of being a good organizational citizen and meet the laws requirements.
BIRTHDAYS My daughter in law Molly Barlick celebrates her birthday in Edgewater, MD. Today, September 20. Also celebrating today are Tim McGarry and Jim McMullen. On the 21st it will be party time for Matthew Hoover, Robin Krull, Sister Jane Rosko and Helen Thrower. Then on the 22nd , Monica Behe, Derek Szala, Nicole Bost, Thomas Craine and John Giblock observe their birthdays as will Theresa Brown, Francis Conrad and RebeccaMyers-Earnest on the 23rd followed by Tamara Clinemyer, Jayden Pinkney, and Miranda Wilkinson on the 24th.
The 25th will find Kristen Diehl, Michael Felus, Katie Leahey, Michael Leahey and Linda Orlosky celebrating birthdays as will Kelly Sklodowski and John Sweeney on the 26th. Happy Birthday to All.
ANNIVERSARIES Al and Colleen Keagy celebrate their wedding anniversary on September 21st followed by Robert and Robin Lee and Gary and Patty Nagy on the 23rd , Anthony and Cynthia Funari on the 24th and Willard and Kimberly Wilkinson on the 26th. Happy Anniversary to each couple.
OLDTIMER Your becoming an old timer if you remember the yellow brick cobblestone streets in the center of town.
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