Here it is another week gone by, and only a week until Thanksgiving. Yes, we have a lot to be thankful for: Recovering from the flood, great schools with conscientious teachers and staff, a good town board helping to make Lyons a better place to live, and much more. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
THE RIVER CHURCH will be cooking a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 28th, for all who want to partake with family, friends, or alone. Thank you, River Church, for this dinner and the delicious breakfasts served each Saturday morning from 8:00am to 12:00pm.
ONLINE NEWS IS GETTING CLOSER EVERY DAY: Plans are for the Lyons Recorder web site to launch by the first of the year, but look for news and stories now on the Recorder’s Facebook page. If you have story ideas or news, please send it to LyonsRecorder.firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re also looking for writers.
LYONS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, December 5th at 5:30pm. Incoming kindergarten families, please bring your child’s birth certificate, proof of residence, and immunization record. Join us for an exciting preview of school at Lyons Elementary. We will be welcoming our families interested in open enrollment, kindergarten, and preschool at Lyons Elementary and provide information on how to become a Lyons Lion. Tours of the school will follow the presentation. While we will not have childcare available, parents are welcome to bring their children.
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.
The Lyons Community Church will serve chili starting at 5:30pm and during the parade. Stop by!
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.
MEALS ON WHEELS are available daily or a few days a week for those who are disabled or strapped for cash. Call Lyons Emergency and Assistance Fund (LEAF) to have these meals delivered to your door. Call 720–507–5480 for more information.
Happy anniversary to Al and Terri Huck, who are celebrating their 46th year of marriage. Al was Lyons’ first Community Schools director. He went on to become the Estes Park High School Band Director, while Terri worked in the Estes Park Library. The Hucks have two daughters and now live in Niwot.
We express our sympathy at the news of the death of Mary Griest at her home near Lyons on Sunday, November 10th. She was born June 11, 1919 in Fairbury, Nebraska to Charles and Mae Richardson. She married Arlie Griest on February 9, 1951 in Denver. She was a member of CENTRALongmont Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed bird watching and oil painting. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie; infant son Arthur; her parents; her sister; and two brothers. She is survived by her son, Roy Griest; daughter, Wanda Griest, who lived with her in Lyons; two daughters by marriage Arlene Leggett and Betty Meehan; grandchildren and great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, November 23rd, at CENTRALongmont Presbyterian Church. Memorials can go to CENTRALongmont Presbyterian Church, Foothills Audubon Society, or a charity of the donor’s choice. Share condolences at www.ahlbergfuneeralchapel.com.
We are saddened at the death of John Frysig, age 79, of Lyons who passed away October 20th. As a teen, John won the state championship in the half mile in track. He operated the Conoco station in Lyons, and also worked at Ted’s Hardware, where he retired in 2002. He and his wife Sue Ann (deceased) lived in Lyons. He is survived by his sister Millie Smith (Dave) and his children Cindy Platz (grandchildren Scott, Brent, and Katie), Jack Platz, Pamela Sattler (Robert and grandchildren Mathias and Samuel), Sandy Stahl (Jon), and five great-granddaughters. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 29th, 2:00pm, at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Please visit www.ahlbegfuneralchapel.com to view the full obituary and share condolences.
We are saddened at the death of Estella Cole of Lafayette. Estella monitored preservation grants for many years, checking over 700 restoration projects throughout the state. This won her a State Honor Award at the June 2019 Colorado Preservation, Inc. (CPI) state banquet. She was the monitor of the two grants received for restoration of the 1881 school building, now the Lyons Redstone Museum, to restore the roof, tuckpoint the sandstone, install new insulation, revamp the fire escape, and much more. The project was completed in 2014. She attended the museum’s Good Old Days program this year, and was given a Certificate of Appreciation. Estella is survived by her husband Jim, and several relatives in California. We extend our sympathy.