Here it is the snowy week of Thanksgiving. We had 16 to 24 inches of snow! Be thankful for all you have; good health, a place to live, a job, family, friends, etc.
Thanks to The River Church who cooked 200 free Community Thanksgiving Dinners on Thursday, November 28 for all the public who wanted to partake with family, friends, alone, whatever. Thanks to Bella La Crema for provided free, or by donation, dozens of turkey brunch plates on Thanksgiving Day. Owner Shauna Lee also arranged to have people trapped in their homes by the snow to either get a ride or get food delivered to them, especially the seniors in the Walt Self Housing apartments.
Thanks to the Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who sent to the Food Bank many boxes of food, 300 pounds, for the distribution on Wednesday. And to Cemex for contributing many turkeys, too. Thank you!
Help wanted. The online Lyons Recorder is coming closer every day. Plans are to start at least by the first of the year, but look for news and events under their Facebook Page; www.facebook.com/LyonsRecorder. Send news to: LyonsRecorder.email@example.com. More writers are needed: someone to cover the Town Board meetings, get local news, school news and sports, etc. Contact: Ksinger49@gmail.com.
The Lyons Elementary School will have an Open House Thursday and Friday, December 5 and 6 starting at 8:30 a.m. Time to register and greet the 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. They will be welcoming our families interested in open enrollment, kindergarten, and preschool and provide information on how to become a Lyons Lion. Tours of the school will follow the presentation. While they will not have childcare available, parents are welcomed to bring their child. Can’t make it to our open house? Tours are available the following morning where they will answer all questions.
Shop Small Business Day is Saturday, November 30. Then bring your locally purchased gifts to the Library and let the Friends of the Library elves wrap them for you from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for a donation.
The Lyons Chamber has brought back their Shop Small in Lyons contest from November 30 through December 24. Enter the weekly drawings, sponsored by the Town, for a $25 gift certificate at your favorite local shop, or a grand prize basket full of gifts from our businesses.
LYONS CHRISTMAS EVENTS
THE 43rd Annual Christmas Bazaar and Parade of Lights is this coming weekend. The Bazaar is Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See you there. Over 60 vendors have gifts for sale. The Lyons Historical Society is soliciting for crafts, Christmas items, baked food, candy, etc for their Holiday Booth at the Christmas Bazaar, call 303 823 5925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lyons Community Church will serve chili Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m., by donation or free, and watch the Christmas Parade. Stop by!
The Parade is on Saturday, December 7 starting at 6:30 p.m. 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. Then fireworks at 7:40 p.m. Afterwards, the winners of the Best Floats contest will be announced at the Vasquez Stage. Donations are always appreciated for the fireworks, which cost around $8,500. Send contributions to Town of Lyons, P.O. Box 49, Lyons, CO 80540.
Thanks to Rev. Mickey and our friends at The River Church who will be serving free cocoa and cookies to all during the Christmas parade and fireworks with donations going toward the Lyons Redstone Museum. The Historical Society will have fresh baked goods and my famous fudge for sale in the Visitor Center lobby. A glorious Christmas weekend is just around the corner.
Thank you for supporting the Lyons High School band. Your wreaths will be ready December 4, and floral arrangements can be picked up December 20.
Holiday Giving for the Homeless. The LEO volunteer teens have a drive to collect toiletries for the homeless, and provide hope and a holiday season to all. Donations to Hope for the Homeless can be dropped off at the Library by December 18 To donate items in the future, you can write direct to: email@example.com
There are 150 letters/ornaments for people in need on the annual Giving Tree. LEAF has marked it: man, lady, boy, girl. Trees are located at: Western Stars Gallery, Barking Dog Cafe, Lyons Community Church, Lyons Library, and the Stone Cup. Thanks! LEAF is asking people to chose one or more, up to $25 value, wrap the gift, and drop it off at Pizza 66 or the library. The gifts are delivered to homes on December 14.
Three Holiday events will be taking place at the Lyons Community Church. Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 p.m. is the “Holiday Sadness” talk. Sunday, December 15, 10 a.m. is the Children’s Christmas Pageant play. Saturday, December 21, 7:15 p.m., is the “Blue Christmas” service. All open to the public.
The Lyons Chamber December Social will be held on Tuesday, December 12, at 6:00 p.m. at Festivarie Inn. Before the meeting at 5 p.m. is a Workshop by Scope Solutions on dealing with Taxes for Small Businesses. Join now and get tax tips.
LEAP will help low-income families with their home heating bills from November 30th thru April 30th. This is a partial payment. Go to either https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/leap or https://www.discovermygoodwill.org/services/leap/
Meals on Wheels are available daily or a few days a week to those who are disabled, or strapped for cash. Call LEAF to have these meals delivered at your door. The Longmont Meals on Wheels is sponsoring a fundraising home tour in Longmont on December 5, 6, and 7, as a fund raiser. Go to www.longmontmeals.org/events.html for more information. Mark Browning and many others deliver the Meals to the Lyons community. Thanks.
Hi to Curtis “Calvary Relief” Hencye and wife Mary Jo, who are in Moffitt, Oklahoma, rescuing those folks! We can’t forget this great couple who stayed in Lyons several months to help the flood victims of Sept. 2013 flood.
The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) has mailed their “annual” donations letter to all asking for help in raising funds for their Community Foundation Awards and Scholarships, which amounted to $27,000 this fall, given to non-profit Lyons agencies. Be generous. Send to Box 546, Lyons, Colorado.
Dena and Gus Roe have sold their place on Evans Street and moved to Melrose, New Mexico, where their daughter Holly Sogren and family have lived and are joined by sister Billie Elsberry and family. We will miss them.
Larry Quinn and Linda Backup are spending the Thanksgiving Holidays with their daughter and husband, Bill and Megan Carter, in Washington, D.C.
Get Well Gary McCrumb. He is back in the hospital. He slipped on the ice, fell, wrenched his broken leg and now has a bad infection. (Gary was hit by a car while on his motorcycle several weeks ago and was seriously hurt).
I, Mrs. LaVern, have bursitis. It is some what better, but still in pain; still need a walker. Old Age is certainly not for Wimps.
MARY GRIEST, our Centurion, who had lived in the Lyons area for over 60 years. She celebrated her 100th birthday last June, and had a couple of falls that she succumbed to. We will miss her. Her funeral memorial was attended by several of her Lyons neighbors on Old St. Vrain.
JOHN FRYSIG: We are saddened by the death of John Frysig, age 79, of Lyons who passed away October 20. Many know him from Ted’s Hardware. Memorial service was held Friday, in Longmont. Please visit www.ahlbegfuneralchapel.com to view his obituary and share condolences.