Another week gone by. Just a couple of weeks until Thanksgiving.
HAVE YOU SEEN Robyn Sloan’s videos of the wild animals and turkeys on their ranch to the north? Join the Lyons Happenings group on Facebook if not. Thanks Robyn!
MOVIES FOR SENIORS: This Sunday, November 17th, 5:30pm, come see “Yesterday,” a fictional movie about a man who is the only person on Earth who knows the Beatles’ songs. 55 and over please; admission and popcorn are free. Sponsored by Loving Lyons Seniors.
BAND SALES: Contact Karen Gregg, Band Director, or a member of the Lyons Middle/Senior High School Band to purchase poinsettias ($31, in red, white, or pink) and Christmas wreaths ($46). The items will be delivered on Dec. 4th. Call 303-823-6631 or write to Lyons Band, 100 McConnell Dr., Lyons, 80540.
THE HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR will be held on Saturday, December 7th (10am-5pm) and Sunday, December 8th (11am-4pm). The Lyons Historical Society is soliciting for crafts, Christmas items, baked goods, or candy for their booth at the bazaar. Call 303-823-5925 if you would like to participate. See you there.
THE PARADE OF LIGHTS on Saturday, December 7th starts at 6:30pm. It’s the highlight of the year. The parade is followed by music on the Raul Vasquez stage at Sandstone Park by the Lyons Middle/Senior High School Choirs, and then fireworks at 7:40pm. Donations are always appreciated for the fireworks, which cost around $8,500. Send contributions to P.O. Box 49, Lyons, Colorado, 80540.
Thanks to Reverend Mickey and our friends at The River Church who will be serving free cocoa and cookies in Sandstone Park. Donations will go toward the Lyons Redstone Museum. A glorious holiday weekend is just around the corner.
FALL LEAF DROP OFF: On Saturday, November 16, 9am-12pm, the Sustainable Futures Commission will be coordinating a fall leaf drop off at the recycling center.
GET YOUR ECOPASS AT www.townoflyons.com/EcoPass. The pass is only $30 and is valid for a full year. It can be used for free rides on the “Y” service from Lyons to Boulder, buses to the airport, and buses and light rail in and around Boulder, Longmont and Denver.
HELP WITH THE HEATING BILLS: Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) can help low-income families with their home heating bills from November thru April.
MEDICAL CLOSET NEEDS: If you have gently used wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and the like, you can donate them to the medical supply closet at the Walt Self Community Building. Email email@example.com to donate.
THE NEXT OLD-TIME DANCES will be held at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew on March 7th and April 7th, 7pm-10pm. Mark your calendar.
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Quin Gregg has already had a lot of success in her short career. This season, she captured the ultimate goal. The sophomore won the Class 2A State title with a time of 19.24.9 while leading the Lions to a team championship. Freshman Jamieson Legh and senior Katie Fankhouser also placed high at the meet. Our congratulations!
GARAGE SALE: Thanks to all who donated and purchased items from the garage sale held this past summer to benefit the Lyons Redstone Museum. The museum took in $1,400. Your donations keep us going! Donations can be made to Lyons Historical Society, Box 9, Lyons, Colorado, 80540.
GRANT RECIPIENT DINNER: The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) hosted its recent grant recipients at Mojo Taqueria, with a taco dinner and introductions. Each recipient talked about their plans for the funds. Our thanks to the LCF.
MARRIAGES: Henry Dean Cook Jr. and Craig Matthew Jacobs of Lyons were married on Oct. 5th. Hannah Jean Finch and Ian Phillips of Lyons were married on August 24th.
Bonita Yoder is still trying to move back to Colorado from Kansas. Hang in there, Bonita.
Sherri Barnard Gerhardt announces the newest member of their family, Amara, who lives in Montana. Congratulations to mom, Ashton.
CONGRATULATIONS TO TY HAMMES AND ERIKA ANDERSON on Mojo Taqueria’s three-year anniversary. Mmmm, good food!
WITH SYMPATHY TO the family of Thomas Robb, age 72, who passed away on Tuesday, November 5th, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a Lyons High School graduate, class of 1965. Services were held in Greeley on Monday, November 11th. Lyons alumni who attended his service included Jerry Johnson; Charlotte (Bryan), widow of Fred Robb; Vickie Robb, sister; and Penny Letwin, sister.
Tom is survived by his wife and best friend, Betty; daughters, Anna Robb, and Sheri Poznanovic (Matthew); son, Mike Widner (Jodi); honorary daughter, Joy Meilinger; seven grandchildren; Connor, Kiana, Liam, Riley, Ryan, Abby and Tyler; sisters, Penny Letwin and Vickie Robb. Tom was preceded in death by sister, Carol Robb; and brothers, Mike and Fred Robb.