PARENTS WHERE WERE YOU? DID YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR KIDS WERE UP TO? It is distressing that there are such mischievous, uncaring individuals always try to ruin the occasion! It is hard to understand. Maybe they are the same ones that caused damage trying to get in the museum. I contend, “You will get caught!”
The Weaver and other books have been selling well. Great gifts for the family who needs to remember their heritage. Also new is a list of all the Lyons High School graduates prepared by Wanda Janik and Kathleen Spring, with graduates from the first class of 1921,(Ruth Cunningham, Anna Jean Gordon, Dorothea Scanlon, and Robert Scanlon), through the Year of 2010. It sells for $10, and is very interesting and informative. Now, instead of wondering when they graduated, we can just look it up. Very helpful.
LYONS & HYGIENE CEMETARY BOOKS are available at $10 each, with a list of our loved ones buried there through the year 2009. These were compiled by Diane Benedict and Frances (Brodie) Brackett some years ago, and are really beneficial. Call 303-823-5925 for books or buy them at the Boulder Country General Store (in Hygiene), Re-Runs, The White Lion, and Red Canyon Art Company!
THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE will meet this Friday, December 10, at 9 a.m. in Town Hall. Mayor Julie appointed six members to serve on the committee: Karen Bennett, Gabry Cornell, Jerry Cuban, John Burke, Joshua Buster, and Robin Young. Ed Bruder, the BOT liaison, Jacque Watson, Economic Development Manager, and Administrator Victoria Simonsen will also be present. There is one opening on the committee remaining for a Lyons resident. Send a letter to the Mayor, Box 49, Lyons, to apply. The committee is discussing annexations, enhancement of sales tax, building fees, publicizing the town, and more. Very interesting. All committee meetings are open to the public.
CANTERBURY TALES will be presented by the Middle School on Friday, December 10 at 7 p.m. and a matinee on Saturday, December 11 at 2 p.m. Plan to attend.
THE LYONS HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND will play at Oskar Blues on Monday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.. All invited.
DEADLINE FOR HOME/BUSINESS HOLIDAY DECORATING IS DECEMBER 10. Register at the Lyons Town Hall. Prizes of $150, $100, and $50 off your utility bill will be awarded. Judging is December 15.
DECEMBER BIRTHDAY at The Golden Gang will be celebrated this Friday, December 10, at around noon. If you wish to eat with the Gang, call 303-823-6386. Those having December birthdays are: Tom Strassheim, Aggie Brown, Ken Benke, Diane Briggle, Diane Noble, Judy Smith, and Marge Saylors. Don and Mary Hunt are celebrating their anniversary.
GIFTS AND DOODADS?
If you have any small gifts, doodads, or novelties donate them to Lyons Golden Gang for bingo prizes, which is held every Tuesday at noon. Drop them by the Walt Self Senior Center. Thanks.
LYONS HOLIDAY 2010 BUY LOCAL CAMPAIGN sponsored by the special events committee of the Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC)
WHO: Every shopper, every merchant, and every service provider within the Lyons community is invited to participate. Membership in the Chamber is not required – but we do make a special request that all Chamber members enthusiastically participate as shoppers and as vendors servicing other shoppers.
WHAT: A one-month promotional campaign to BUY LOCAL directed at area consumers. This campaign will encourage them to purchase goods and services from companies in our community during the holiday season.
WHEN: The campaign will run from November 26 to December 31.
WHY: To promote and support local business and help compensate for the adverse economic climate.
HOW: Shoppers will buy locally and turn in receipts (originals or photocopies) as evidence of purchases. Shoppers may submit multiple receipts from the same business.
WHERE: To enter the contest shoppers may drop off their receipts in a designated LACC BOX at one of five locations: Clark’s Hardware, Lyons ReRuns, Bank of the West, The White Lion Gift Shop, and the St. Vrain Market. Receipts must be turned in by Monday, January 10, 2011.
HIGH STREET CONCERT is this Saturday, December 11, with Honey Don’t, and guests Swing State. Always good music. Get your ticket at www.HighStreetConcert.com, before they sell out1 Cost is $12.
Ed Bruder invites you to the Unity Stage Theatre at 2855 Folsom St., Boulder (corner of Valmont Folsom) for a musical comedy with meaning, “The Frame of Mind,” on Dec. 10, 11, 17 and 18, at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee Saturday, Dec. 18, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $8 for seniors over 65 and students with I.D. For reservations call 303-681-7829 or www.unityofboulder.com.
Maya Lekarczyk is appearing in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at the Jesters Theater in Longmont
WE WELCOME LYONS SEAMSTRESS, Elvia Villalobos from rural Peru, who has moved to Lyons with her daughter, Lesly Fajardo and family. The ladies are seamstresses, and can sew anything from alternations, drapes, apparel, etc. Elvia learned to sew at the age of 10, and has thus earned her living. The Town of Lyons has welcomed them, they are learning the English language and getting acquainted. Call 720-563-7295 if you need some sewing done.
RECAP OF A GREAT WEEKEND!
THE BAZAAR: the weekend consisted of the 36th annual Christmas Bazaar, which seemed to go well with a lot of vendors, as well as buyers – thanks to Merlyn and co-horts of the Lyons Depot Library for sponsoring this event. It is their main fundraiser. Thanks to Mr/Mrs Santa, Debbie Stevenson on the keyboard, The Quarry Gals, the storyteller, and all. We surely did miss Gerald Mack who is recuperating from chemo for a “most curable” stomach cancer, at the home of his son, Adam, in Windsor. He says he is doing well, and hopes to be back home in January. Our thanks to Gerald, who has put up signs, supervised the vendors, and done whatever was needed for many years. Ellen Hine stated she missed those good cream pies made by Becky Mack, the wreaths by Judy Colard, and the cornhusk dolls made by Alice Hilton and Shirley Kendall. Oh, for the good old days!
THE GOLDEN GANG was very busy at the Odd Fellows Hall, with yummy chili and lots of nice crafts for shopping. Coco Gordon bought 4 rag dolls like you would never find anywhere else!! Seniors, we hope you did well!
THE CHILI SUPPER at the Lyons Community (Methodist) Church was well attended, followed by the outstanding Christmas Parade. It, too, was awesome, with many floats, entries, and lots of music from the Lyons, Ft. Lupton, and Aurora High School marching bands, followed by spectacular fireworks, awards, and the High School Show Choir. A wonderful event. Thanks to Parks & Recreation Director Dave Cosgrove, helpers Marissa Davis, Pam Barnes, Jacque Watson, Sgt. Parker, and all others. It truly is a privilege to live in Lyons!
THANKS TO THE RIVER CHURCH WHO PROVIDED HOT DRINKS AT THE PARADE, which were much appreciated. The drinks were free, but they collected donations for the Lyons Historical Society, which will go toward the Stereo Views, making the total now collected around $500. Although they underestimated the amount of the cocoa they needed and ran out early, it was a wonderful thought. Our thanks, to Rev. Mickey Lohr and crew.
THE LYONS HISTORICAL SOCIETY wishes to thank everyone brought food and crafts. Many folks (Charles McFadden & Family, Calvin & Coleen (Fidler) Schilling, Bob/Sara (Carlson) Ward, Julie (Bohn) Wechsler, to name a few) came specifically to buy the Weaver books. Special thanks to our good helpers, Gary Coffey and Kathleen Spring, and great sales lady, Geneva. Door prizes go to Avery Wechsler, M. Clancey, Carolyn Cole, Terri Turner, Mar Simms, Kay LaCitt, Karen Palmcurini, Chuck Keim, Ifica Morton, Michelle Browner, Jamie Jonhson, Rhonda Reed, Leslie Lee, Kay Neckel, Vivian Marsh, Laurie Hoh, Robin Young, Cathy Purcell, Ray Babcock, Barb Curtis, Nell Coffey, and Carrie Davis. You will soon be contacted.
CHAMBER NETWORKING SOCIALS FOR 2011
THE BAR-N-OLD-TIME SQUARE The Bar-N-Dance Old-time Square Dance at Oskar Blues on Tuesday was a lot of fun. Thanks to Ellen Rosenberg, Pat Tognoni, caller, and the band Two Thin Dimes & Friends. A good time was had by all!
THANKS TO OSKAR BLUES for providing a free lunch to The Golden Gang each month throughout the year, and for the past several years. Very nice and accommodating and much appreciated by the seniors who all say a big thank you to Dale and staff!
We hear that the Rural Electric Association (REA) has been having some power outages in the area lately, due to the wind. On Thanksgiving morning, no electricity along Apple Valley for roasting the turkey, and last Tuesday night at the High School, the Basketball game vs. Resurrection Christian had to be postponed. They are supposed to have it all repaired!
OUR CHRISTMAS GREETINGS TO MARK AND PAM BROWNING OF AUSTIN, TEXAS, who wrote the nice Letter to the Editor. A true fan! The couple are anxiously awaiting the few years until their retirement to Lyons. They have purchased a house here, and have already joined the Garden Club and helped the Historical Society. Hurry and move here!
CONGRATULATIONS TO JERRY AND JUDY SKEELS who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on December 31. Jerry forgot to mention that he served on the Lyons Planning Commission for several years, and, I think, served on the Lyons Town Board. Our thanks.
Congratulations to Gena (Leistiko) and Grant Cahill, now of Colorado Springs for the birth of a daughter, Isla Ann, born on Friday, December 3, weighting 7 lbs. 5 oz and 19” long. Grandparents are Gene and Evelyn Leistiko of Lyons and Gary and Rena Cahill of Estes Park (both Gena and Grant are 1998 graduates of Lyons High School).
WELCOME BACK TO LYONS
We welcome Ron Readmond and family back to Lyons, who live in the Peterson/Shoneman house, just up the South S. Road a few feet from where he was raised. Ron and Alyss have two children: Ardi who is in the Baccalaureate program at Niwot High and plays the violin, and Curtise, who is a fifth grader in Lyons.
We express our sympathy to the family of Francis Bunker, who passed away at home last Saturday. His service will be Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m., at the Lyons Latter Day Saints Church. The Bunkers are longtime members of the Lyons Community with all their children graduating from Lyons High.
AND TO THE FAMILY OF NORMAN ROY FRANK, former resident of Lyons, who died in Boulder on November 27, at the age of 85. The family lived east of Lyons (at the Hawkins property) from 1948-1955, with Jeanette and Bonnie attending elementary school in Lyons. Frank was a cohort of O. J. Ramey and LaVerne Gereaux in gold mining, and spent many days seeking gold in the Jamestown and Idaho Springs area. He was a Mr. Fixit, never letting anything stump him, played the guitar while his wife played accordion, staunch members of the Fairview Bible Chapel. He is survived by his wife, Mary, who he married in 1948, daughter Jeanette of Groton, NY, Bonnie of Boulder, and son Gary of Milliken, three grandchildren. one great grandchild, and his sister, Geneva Nixon of West Covina, Ca.
We are reminded that it is a year since our good friend, Sandy Bowlick passed away, leaving her two sons, both musical scholars, Forrest and Sterling, her parents Charley and Agnes Burkes, sisters Kathy and Diane, brother Rusty, and grandmother, Marguerite Peoples. God bless her in heaven.