During the 42nd annual Good Old Days celebration Sandstone Park was full of families, with kids playing, dancing, and getting souvenirs. The first 5K dog race joined the traditional 5K human race at 8 a.m. The day included free face painting and balloon animals. Kids enjoyed multiple large amusement blow-up structures where they could walk inside inflatable balls in a pool, fight with puffy spears in an arena,
survive a wrecking ball, and more. Blankets, folding chairs and picnic blankets covered the grassy park, while people ate, laughed, listened to five bands, enjoyed a beer, and watched dancers from the Mayama Movement Studio. Some creative crafts booths were mixed with nonprofit informational booths. A brief afternoon rain cooled down the air, and crowds quickly returned.
Thanks go to the Town of Lyons for putting on the day's events, and to Planet Bluegrass and the Lyons Chamber for arranging for the evening's bands and beer tent.
Redstone Museum director LaVern Johnson told the crowd the history of the town, and presented honors to the five graduating seniors who came from pioneer families, Keegan Bean (Brodie), Ethan Burton (Austin), Shaeli Herman Ethan Burton (Brown/Peppler), Joe McCain (McCain), and Raven Moe (French). Mr. & Mrs. Good Old Days 2018 were: Donna Boone - The Hair Company, Joe Meckle - Lyons Chiropractic Clinic, and Raul Vasquez - Blue Mountain Stone. All have all been in business in Lyons for thirty years or more, and are town favorites.