THE CHRISTMAS HOUSE will be decorated for Thanksgiving, and the Thomas family invite all to drive by at Park and Third to enjoy. Thanks to Ray, Sr., Ray, Jr., and Geneva for another year of Christmas lights!
BURLINGTON, A 220 MILE RIDE one way, and according to the area newspapers, our team got “STEAMROLLED” and “RAILROADED.” The Burlington Cougars were big and tough.
However, we have to realize that Burlington came down from 2A to 1A, and according to a recent atlas has 3640 population, which is probably comparable to the Lyons school area; however, they had 55 players and we had 35. We also have to consider they are “farm” boys, who develop their muscles from little kids. Anyway, Lyons Lions we are proud of your accomplishments, and true, it is hard to be a champion (we were in 1974 and 1987-under Coach John Johnson-but we will keep trying!
Thanks to the Lions team, and farewell to Lyons seniors: Jordan Melani, River Crain, Kyle Dick, Jayse Long, Forrest Donnell, Levi Campbell, John Mathewes, JC Kalvig, and Anthony Triffet who brought us a lot of excitement during their years in high school, and we have a lot of good players coming up. Also thanks to coaches: John Nichols, Bill Blick, Gib Dolezal, Chip Sullivan, Zach Ricketts; and to the managers, Joell Holst, Maddie Keen, and Kayee Johnson, and all other players, parents, and fans! Thank you, Lions!
HONORING ULTIMATE LYONS VOLUNTEER, WAYNE WERNER
The Lyons Parks and Recreation Commission is dedicating the water fountain in Sandstone Park to Wayne Werner, which will be enhanced to run the year around, day and night, have some benches around it, and a plaque in his honor. If you would like to donate, send check to Lyons Parks & Rec, Dept., “Honoring Wayne Werner.” The dedication ceremony will be held during the Lyons Good Old Days, Sat., June 23, 2012.
As we survey all the things that Wayne did for the town and various entities, probably the hardest of his shoes to fill is that of running the Visitors’ Center. Here, Wayne ordered the materials, opened and locked the door, cleaned the restroom, and volunteered 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays. He was truly devoted, as last spring Shirley had to go by herself to a graduation in Chicago.
We hope folks who have some time on their hands will pitch in a few hours a week, and donations will be a great help. We feel it is important to have the Visitors’ Center open to answer questions about “What is there to do in Lyons?” as well as the area.
THANK YOU LYONS COMMUNITY CHURCH for the delicious meal cooked for the Lyons seniors on Monday evening. It is much appreciated.
THE TOWN OF LYONS EXTENDS AN INVITATION TO ALL FOR CHRISTMAS EVENTS APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2011 HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST are available until Dec. 9, with judging to take place at dusk on December 14. Any residence or business that has a Town of Lyons Electric bill is eligible to enter. Prizes will be awarded.
DONATIONS ARE BEING SOLICITED FOR FUNDS FOR FIREWORKS and can be sent to: Lyons Parks & Recreation Dept., Box 49, WATCH
FOR THE LYONS LIGHT SHOW by Kyle Miller, now in its third year! Beautiful and breath-taking. The light show will take place on Thursday, December 1, and Friday, December 2, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., and on Saturday, December 3,, from 5 to 6 p.m., and 8 to 9 p.m. New this year-Holiday Spec glasses that transform Christmas lights into a magical message. Glasses will be sold for $2 each.
LYONS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Next weekend, don’t miss the 38th Annual Lyons Christmas Bazaar. The Bazaar will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Lyons Elementary School Gym. The event provides great holiday shopping with many unique hand-crafted items to browse. Debi Stevenson will bring us live keyboard music; with Santa and Mrs. Claus appearing at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. On Sunday is “Meet the Authors” from 11:30 to 1:30; with the Quarry Gals, live music from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The place to do your Christmas shopping. Baked goods and crafts are being solicited by the Lyons Historical Society for their booth at the Bazaar. Call 823-5925 for a pick-up.
HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS: The highlight of the weekend is the Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 3. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be filled with illuminated, colorful floats. Many will be decorated in the theme of this year’s parade “Silver Bells, Electric Light.” Register today! 303-823-8250.
SAFETY ISSUE: Those driving floats in the Parade are asked that they don’t throw “candy,” with the darkness a child can easily get under the wheels! Be safe!
AT THE STAGE: The parade will be followed by live music and entertainment at 7:15 p.m. in Sandstone Park on the Raul Vasquez Community Stage. Among those featured will be the Lyons High School Choir.
FIREWORKS TO FOLLOW: The popular fireworks display will follow at 7:45 p.m., made possible by donations received from local supporters. Thanks to those who participated and bought pies at the annual pie sale at The Stone Cup. Send donations to Box 49, Lyons, CO.
PARADE AWARDS CEREMONY will take place at approximately 8:05 p.m. on the Raul Vasquez Community Stage awarding the outstanding parade entries. The evening will wrap up with Lyons Lights in Sandstone park from 8 to 9 p.m.
DURING THE PARADE, SNACKS FOR SALE WILL BENEFIT THE LYONS HISTORICAL SOCIETY, with The River Church providing hot chocolate, next to the light show, for a donation, and the Society selling their goodies - cupcakes, cookies, and candy in the Visitors’ Center vestibule. Stop by!
THE GOLDEN GANG will hold their Bazaar and a lunch at the Lyons Oddfellows Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Lunch from 11-3). A fundraiser.
GOOD NEWS! We are happy to announce that Jerry and Debbie Tabor have moved back into their repaired home, that was destroyed by fire on May 24, 2010. It has been a very stressful situation; first losing all their household items, collections and memories, and then rebuilding. A blessing was held recently to bless their new home by members of the Lyons Community Church and family.
VISITORS: Catlin Masteller is here visiting her sister, Marissa Davis, over the holidays. She now lives in Davenport, Iowa, with her mom, Cindy.
OSKAR BLUES has now started a mobile food truck, known as Oskar Blues Bonewagon, featuring a lot of good food. We will no doubt see it around. Congratulations, Dale.
DOROTHY MEETS ALICE, or The Wizard of Wonderland production by the Lyons High School Drama Club was enjoyed by all last week. Directed by: Matt Rooming and Sarah Goodfellow, the assistant was Teresa Hoffman.
SPECIAL THANKS went to: Izzy Stuss-costumes and make-up; Suzanne and Paul Pomeroy-White Rabbit costume, signs and arrows; Jeremy Cornell-running the lights; Zack Tucker-sound system; Heather Romig-guidance with the stage, lighting and sound; The Custodial Staff-cleaning the leaves and straw each day; and Drama Parents and School Administration.
WITH SYMPATHY: Our good friend and centurion, Ethel (Daniel) Marshall, age 101, (she celebrated her birthday on November 2), passed away on November 17, at the home of a family friend, Karen Hancock in Fort Collins, who gave her special/loving care, with hospice and a wonderful caregiver. Ethel was a “go-getter, always cheerful, up-and-at-em, a great bridge player, and a friend to all. Such a long gratifying life.
COLEEN (DRAGE) SHELINE, Age 85, passed away November 11, in Loveland. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 2, at Howe Mortuary Chapel.
MICHAELA “MICKE’ LANE YOUNGHEIN, passed away Nov. 20. She was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, and married her husband, Sam, of 60 years. They later moved to Colorado where they raised their family of six children, in Westminster, Longmont, and Lyons until retiring in Estes Park in 1976, and later moving to Mesa, Arizona. She enjoyed traveling, birds, the ocean, rivers and mountains. She was a devout Catholic, a hospital volunteer, a bridge player. A celebration of her life will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Collins, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m.
LOTS OF ENVELOPES ARE NEEDED, large or small (not windows), by the Longmont Theatre for their Christmas Play “The Ride With Santa” for their letters to Santa. Debi Stevenson of Lyons wrote this musical script (a new Christmas musical for the whole family) which will be given on December 8, 9, 10, 16 & 17pm, at 7 p.m., and Dec. 11 & 18 at 2 p.m. You can leave the envelopes in the door slot at the Language Shop, 314 Main Street, Lyons, CO.
BIRTH: Jay and Oakley (Hine) Schilling of Lyons are the parents of a baby boy, Oliver Vale, weighing 8# 2oz, born November 9. Grandparents are Marty and Ellen Hine and Calvin and Coleen Schilliing of Lyons. Our congratulations.
MORE NOTES ABOUT WAYNE: “I was saddened to hear about Wayne’s death. He was very helpful in passing out information regarding the Lyons Outdoor Market. He often called to tell us he was out of stock at the Visitor’s Center. A true asset the Town of Lyons will miss.Sincerely, Matt DePofi
From: Mark Browning, Austin, Texas. We got our Lyons Recorder from last week in the mail yesterday here in Austin and were shocked and saddened to read your letter about Wayne’s death. Probably like a lot of people in Lyons, he was one of the first people we met there. We stopped by the Visitors’ Center one weekend when we first started looking at houses in the area, and he was of course very talkative about how great Lyons was and very helpful with maps & suggestions. I’d talked with him several other times since we bought our house in Lyons -- at a couple of Golden Gang pancake breakfast, and then last summer when I had breakfast one morning at the Dave’s Diner and he was eating there. I think his order got misunderstood and something different than what he was expecting got delivered to his table, but in his typical way, he just said, “Oh, I like that fine. I’ll eat it!” He will be missed, particularly at the Visitors’ Center. After we get up there next year (still likely to be sometime in July), one of the volunteer things I’d like to do would be to help out at the Visitors’ Center sometimes, so I can share with people passing through Lyons what a great place it is, just like Wayne did with us.
Mark and Pam Browning reside in Austin Texas. He is an attorney with the State of Texas, and she a schoolteacher. They will retire and move to their home (already bought 3 to 4 years ago) here in Lyons. Isn’t it great to have someone move here with such enthusiasm, and ready to volunteer! Welcome!