A BIG WEEK gone by with 23 inches of snow. After ten days, it is not melting very fast because of cold temperatures. We are worried about too much snow for our Christmas Bazaar this weekend. Some Foothills towns had winds up to 90 mph, but Lyons was not affected.
Help wanted. The online Lyons Recorder is coming closer every day. Plans are to start after the Holidays. Look now on the Facebook page for news and events: www.facebook.com/LyonsRecorder. Send news to: LyonsRecorder.firstname.lastname@example.org. More writers are needed: someone to cover the Town Board meetings, get local news, school news and sports, etc. Contact: Ksinger48@gmail.com.
REMEMBER COLORADO GIVING DAY, Tuesday, November 10. Many of our Lyons nonprofits are on the list! You can mail donations to Lyons Redstone Museum, P. O. Box 9, Lyons 80540. Send Holiday Cheer!
LYONS CHRISTMAS EVENTS
THE TOWN OF LYONS is looking for volunteers to help with the many Christmas activities, including the Middle/High School Choir performance. Contact Recreation@townoflyons.com or (303) 823-8250 to sign up.
The 43rd Annual Christmas Bazaar and Parade of Lights is this coming weekend. The Bazaar is Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See you there. Over 60 vendors have gifts for sale. The Lyons high school kids will be selling lunch items at the Bazaar, and wrapping gifts to help pay for their school trip to New York City. Santa will be at the Craft Bazaar from 3 – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 2-4 p.m. Sunday. The Lyons Historical Society is soliciting for crafts, Christmas items, baked food, candy, etc for their booth at the Christmas Bazaar; call 303 823 5925 or email@example.com. The museum will be selling many history books about Lyons and Colorado, and books on the Flood of 2013. Geneva Sabados will be selling Raffle tickets again for $1.00.
THE LYONS COMMUNITY CHURCH will serve chili Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m., by donation or free; and step out and watch the Christmas Parade. Stop by!
Due to the huge snowfall that we had last week, the Town has been working hard to clear both the parade route and the “bypass” neighborhood streets. See the map at: https://www.lyonscolorado.com/_files/images/traffic-map-2016.jpg
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 the local sponsors: CEMEX,
Kissinger and Fellman, Laura Levy, Lyons Community Foundation, Poudre Valley REA, and Ramey Environmental Compliance.
NEW this year in the Christmas Parade will be Santa’s Sleigh. Thanks to the Lyons volunteers.
Prize: $500.00 is being offered for the Best Business Front Decoration by Laura Levy. Decorate now! Laura Levy will hold an Open House at her new Realty Office, 442 Main, on Saturday. December 7, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Stop by – All invited. Welcome Laura as a new business front in town.
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. They told us this week that they will be baking thousands of cookies! The Historical Society will have fresh home-baked goods and my famous fudge for sale in the Visitor Center lobby. A glorious Christmas weekend is just around the corner.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only about two-thirds of the Giving Tree requests have been picked up. You are running out of time, as they are due by next Thursday! There are 150 letters/ornaments for people in need on the annual Giving Tree. LEAF has marked it: man, lady, boy, girl. Many ask for a Gift Certificate, but it is nice to throw in a small gift, like chocolates, because, for many, this is the only gift they get. 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.
Holiday events taking place at the Lyons Community Church: 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, for those who wish to remember the loved ones they lost. All open to the public.
THE ICE SKATING RINK will be set up later next week by the Town Recreation Department, after the busy parade weekend. Then we depend on the weather as to when it will freeze over and open. You can rent skates from the department, or bring your own. Great fun for the family.
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.
The Lyons Chamber December Social will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 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. This was a big hit the last time they did it. 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
Lyons 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 (303) 864-4309. The Longmont Meals on Wheels, which prepares the Lyons meals, is sponsoring a fundraising home tour in Longmont on December 5, 6, and 7. Go to www.longmontmeals.org/events.html for more information.
Mark Browning shared with us: The regular drivers are Toni St. John, Greg Lyons, Stephanie Tuley, Tricia Marsh, Erin Finken, and me. Sometimes we trade off, so there are 6. Substitute drivers include Cindy Grundmeier, Sue Wratten and Tanya Daty. We are always in need of more substitute drivers (one or two days a month) to fill in when the regulars are out of town. Eric Andreesen is the coordinator and does the scheduling. Many thanks! especially on these snowy days.
The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) did not have their annual November Gala, but they will plan smaller events in 2020. They have 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.
Thanks to Baiba Lennard, Elementary School Librarian and part-time staff at the Redstone Museum, and her co-horts for hosting four classes of kindergartners at the Redstone Museum on the Lyons Elementary School Late Start Day. It gives them a touch of Lyons area history, The Sandstone Town.
Thanks for the beautiful Christmas decorations in Sandstone Park by the Town of Lyons. Much appreciated!
The Lyons Parks & Recreation Commission will not meet in December; Next meeting is January 13 at 6 p.m. at the Depot building. Projects are: walkability: safe walks and sidewalks; CDOT: concerning driving thru town.
THANKS TO DEBRA ANTHONY, who is retiring as Town Clerk after working for the town 22 years! That is truly a l..o..n..g time. I never did see her really really mad. She held control, and was a pleasant person to all. We wish her luck. An Open House will be held for Debbie on Friday, December 13th, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Lyons Town Hall. All invited.
The Town will hold a thank you for all members who serve on a Town Commission on Thursday December 19, at the Lyons Den, 5 to 7 p.m.
Congratulations to Delores Vasquez, the new Town Clerk. And, to Marissa Davis, now the Clerk Pro-Tem. Good Luck to all! Several office changes have been made, with Arielle Hodgson in charge of Events, for one.
Happy Birthday to Ian Taylor, who celebrated his 33rd Birthday in North Carolina visiting friends. Mary Beckstrom visited her brother John, and family in California. Linda Dole Backup and Larry Quinn visited their daughter Meghan and Tom Carver in Washington, D. C. where they visited the African American Civil War Museum, and found that her great grandfather John Dole was a general in 1865, during the Civil War.
BURSITIS: I am still suffering,… can’t walk without a walker… It is a bear… Need to make it thru the busy weekend. We need help to set up the museum’s booth at the Bazaar Friday; call now (303) 823-5925 or email@example.com.
MEMORIES TO DEAN BROWN, age 88, who passed away last December 5, 2018. He operated the Lyons Texaco Station for a long time and a Tow Truck business. Dean passed away at Longmont United Hospital. Dean is survived by his devoted wife, Emma Jean (Jeanie) Brown, his son, Timothy (Karen) Brown, his daughter DeNeen Brown, his son, Darwin (Deena Rae) Brown, his daughter, Deena (Brett).