Another week gone by, and it is supposed to get colder this week. The leaves are pretty; take a weekend drive to the mountains.
HOMECOMING - All Lyons High alumni are urged to attend the Lyons vs. Estes Park football game on Friday, October 7, at 7 p.m.
It should be a good match. There will also be a halftime ceremony to present the Homecoming King and Queen and their court.
This will be the ninety-first year of having graduating seniors! Lyons’ first graduation class was in 1925 with Robert Scanlon, Margaret Scanlon, Ruth Cunningham, and Anna Jean Gordon.
OTHER SCHOOL NEWS
Thurs., Oct. 6 - HS students’ permission form is due for outside school Homecoming dates. HS volleyball at Front Range Christian (JV game at 5, and Varsity at 6 p.m.). HS softball against Sterling High School, played at Perry Masen ballfield in Pioneer Park at 4 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 7 - Pep Rally and Serf Parade at 2:15 p.m. ; Dress-up Theme: Spirit Day; HS cross country at Fountain Valley Park in Colorado Springs. Varsity boys at 2:30; varsity girls at 2:55 p.m. (no JV race); HS football at home vs. Estes Park at 7 p.m., with Homecoming Court Introductions and Crowning of King/Queen at halftime.
Sat., Oct. 8 - HS Homecoming Dance in the Cafetorium from 8 to 11:30 p.m. $5 per person.
Sun, Oct 9 - Booster Club Bingo at 1 p.m., at the Longmont Bingo Alley. Team 3 volunteers.
A NEW CASE WORKER from Boulder County Agency on Aging for Lyons. We now have someone in town on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., serving Lyons at the Walt Self Center! (See Letter to the Editor in this edition).
MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT is upon us. Between October 15 and December 7, you have the opportunity to make changes to your Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D (Prescription Drug) Plans. What sorts of changes might you want to consider during this period?
Thurs., Oct. 6 – The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce’s social is at Peaceful Valley Lodge. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. All are invited. Have you joined the Chamber? Send $75 dues to PO Box 426, Lyons, CO 80540.
GARAGE SALES at 306 Evans Street, (south of the Post Office on the east corner) to benefit the Lyons Redstone Museum on Friday, October 7, (10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and Saturday, October 8, (10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Donated items appreciated. Stop by!
Lyons Parks & Rec, will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, October 10, at 6 p.m., in the Lyons Depot building with a report on the LaVern M. Johnson Park restoration, Bohn Park design, Halloween and Christmas celebrations, and 2017 budget workshop. The public is invited.
LYONS LONGEVITY SOCIAL is on Wednesday, October 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Ax & Oar. All seniors over 50 are urged to stop in.
MAYAMA – A special, “Nina Moving to Heal” class at Mayama on Sunday, October 16, from 4 to 5:15 p.m. This class is designed to meet the needs of those diagnosed with long-term or chronic illness and mobility limitations as well as individuals with short-term personal healing goals. We welcome movers of all levels! Register at: http://mayamastudio.com.
A TALLY IS BEING TAKEN as to interest for an Elementary School students’ summer camp next year, jointly sponsored by the Lyons Parks & Rec., and the Lyons Elementary School. Call (303) 823-8250, and ask for Lori if interested.
Sat., OCT 22 - Geocaching and Orienteering for kids ages 5 to 17. Are you ready for a real life adventure close to home? Then join us on a treasure hunt to find a geocache and learn orienteering skills along the way! Bring a backpack with clothing layers, hat, sunscreen, water, snacks and a small offering for the geocache as your child takes something already in the geocache. Be prepared to have a lot of fun! Date: Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Hall Ranch Trail, 31389-31825 South Saint Vrain Drive. The cost is $20 per child.
“RAVE TO THE GRAVE” an adult-only Halloween party, which will take place on Friday, October 28, at 7 p.m., at the Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass. All proceeds will go directly to Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund.
HALLOWEEN EVENTS AND THE PARADE are scheduled for Saturday, October 29, at 6:30 p.m. Get your costumes ready!
VOTE ‘YES’ ON THE SCHOOL BOND in the November election. Yard signs are available on the corner of High Street and Third Avenue. Pick one up and help the campaign! It is important that all of the Lyons area vote “YES” for the upcoming School Bond for $260 million, which will give Lyons much needed room for our many elementary kids, and the crucially needed auditorium for the M/Sr. School. At a cost of approximately $l.80 per month per $100,000 value of your home, it is well worth it as well as the money will provide schools and a good education for the fast growing areas of the St. Vrain Valley. We must remember that our forefathers provided schools for us, and it is now our turn to help these students! Thanks.
RE-AUTHORIZATION The Scientific and Cultural Funding District has to be re-authorized every fifteen years. This small sales tax (one tenth of one percent) provides funds for the Denver Zoo, Denver Art Museum, Denver History Museum, concerts, theatres, history, and more. Seven metro counties, including Boulder, pay into it. Each county gets what they pay in. Boulder County awards around $400,000 to 116 non-profits. The Lyons Historical Society will receive $4200 for museum operations. It is a wonderful help. We encourage a “YES” vote!
THINGS TO DO
Help pull noxious weeds every Friday morning from 10 a.m. to noon with the “Weed Posse.” Call Garima at (303) 823-0213.
LHS students’ art show at Lyons Town Hall, open daily, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Stop by and enjoy.
Knitting and crocheting every Monday at The Stone Cup with Anne O’Brien at 11 a.m.
A knitting and sewing class will be held this fall and winter. A two-hour class once a month, for ages 10 and up. This could be a lifelong craft. If interested, call (303) 823-8250.
Book Club for ages 50+, held on Thursdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m., at the Walt Self Building.
Fitness/Fall Prevention Class for ages 50+ free every Wednesday, from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., at the Walt Self Building basement.
Lyons Volunteers are still working away. Join them on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., in the Depot parking lot.
LEAF – The Lyons food bank is open on Wednesday afternoons at the Lyons Community Church. Pick up food between 3:30 and 5 p.m. Mental health and other consultants are available. Call (720) 864- 4309 to set up an appointment.
The last Last Thursday Art Walk was very enjoyable. Displaying at the museum were Priscilla Cohan and cohorts with her wool sweater quilt, made for a raffle to benefit the museum. Then on to hear the LT Drummers (on the Corner of 4th and Main) was very good and brought walkers to town and stopped the traffic on Main. It was very successful. Thanks to the Lyons Art & Humanities Commission for sponsoring these Thursday art walks.
LES Jog-A-Thon is still counting. So far, $23,500 with more pledge envelopes to be turned in. Thank you Lyons Elementary School PTO, all the joggers, and sponsors. A wonderful fundraiser!
THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM is closed for the season, and will re-open weekends during May History Month. Thanks to all who helped keep the museum open and exciting: Terri Weir, Monique Sawyer-Lang, Baiba Lennard, Emily Walker, Steve Lang, Kathleen Spring, Ron Pederson, Priscilla Cohan, LaVern Johnson, Rosamond Sullivan, Jerry Johnson, etc.
THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM lease was renewed last week at the St. Vrain Valley School District Board meeting last Wednesday, and then at the Lyons Town Board meeting Monday night for another ten years. Wheeeeeeeee! The Lyons Historical Society operates it through grants, sales, dues, and donations (send to PO Box 9, Lyons, 80540) The museum is the repository for local history and the genealogy of area residents, and is an exciting place to visit. See you next May!
Congratulations to Manny and Delores Vasquez on their 10th anniversary, and to Sam and Mindy Tallent on their 39th anniversary.
Liz Skully is back in town. She left for the east coast a while ago, and is happy to be back.
Jean Comstock Helj from Rangeley visited the area a week ago. She is the great-granddaughter of Dr. Kincaid, and she was visiting her granddaughter in Estes Park.
Gay Hope Stonebraker Fenimore age 49, passed away very unexpectedly on Saturday, September 24, at the University of Utah Hospital surrounded by her three children. Very sad indeed. Her service will take place at 1 p.m., on Saturday, October 8, at Howe Mortuary in Longmont. In lieu of flowers it is asked that you make a contribution to the Longmont Humane Society, or the cause of your choice. Please share your thoughts, memories, and condolences with the family at www.howemortuary.com. (See her obituary in this edition).