Wow, within a day, Lyons lost all of its activities and closed schools, churches, library, town hall, High Street Concerts, Chamber meeting, Senior Meals (however Meals on Wheels are available), basketball games, square dances, and the Old Time Dance of April 4. This is the only way this virus can be stopped. So abide. Stay home. Don’t go on planes or into crowded places. Take a walk, stay away from all people, don’t shake hands or hug. You may be saving yourself.
All students have received an unexpected break due to the coronavirus and we do not know for how long. We are happy to announce that Principal Andrea Smith does not want the students’ time to go to waste, and she has sent this activity to the Lyons Community. She asks everyone to take this Extended Break Reading Challenge.
What is the Lyons 100K Extended Break Reading Challenge?
The Lyons 100K Extended Break Reading Challenge is a Lyons Feeder PK-12 initiative. It is an opportunity for students to read over the extended break, engage in a fun and healthy competition, and maintain community and connection during our extended break–all by reading for enjoyment.
The aim of the Challenge is to encourage students to read at least 20 minutes each day from a text of their choice from the online district library (instructions below) or from home during this break. Books, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers, and audio books all count.
Accessing the Lyons 100K Extended Break Reading Challenge
Starting Monday, March 16, your student can enter their reading minutes throughout the 2 weeks of extended spring break on this Google form log. Parents and students will also be able to access this log from the Lyons Elementary and Lyons Middle Senior website. If you have intermittent internet or don’t have WiFi access every day, you can download, screenshot, or print this reading log and submit by Monday, March 30th to be added to the contest.
Thanks to the St. Vrain Market for sending sandwiches to the Greeley Hospital.
Many of our restaurants are open for take outs. Help support them by ordering a meal and/or purchasing gift certificates for future meals.
And thanks to Laura Levy for collecting nearly $10,000 for LEAF to serve all.
News of upcoming events is scarce as most things have been cancelled, however, here are some worthy news items you will want to know about.
SENIOR NEWS: Although the Senior meals will not be served, you can call 303 441-1455 to have your meal delivered at the Senior Center where you can pick it up. You can also get Meals on Wheels delivered. They will deliver up to 5 meals to you for the week.
Lyons residents can vote on April 7 at Town Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Vote for one for Mayor: Nick Angelo (who has served as Mayor twice and the Board of Trustees (BOT) and knows what has gone on in town the past 35 years) or Jocelyn Farrell (who is currently on the BOT, has lived in Lyons twelve years, and is interested in all aspects of the town. Through her two years of serving she has taken a large interest, has asked questions, has wanted to find out about things).
Vote for six for the BOT: Mark Browning (has served two years; is willing to help everywhere), Robert Brackenridge (has lived in Lyons ten years; a scientist who studies floodplains, flood hydrology and flood disasters), Gregg Lowell (has lived in Lyons eight years; has political and community experience; now serves on the Parks & Recreation Commission and the Ecology Board), Wendy Miller (has lived in Lyons fifteen years and has served on the Affordable Housing Task Force, on the Housing and Human Services Commission, and many school and town events), Hollie Rogin (has been in town two years; is a marketing strategist; serves on the Lyons PCDC; volunteer for Jewish Family Service; and has served on Plan-Boulder County), Kenyon Waugh (has lived in Lyons seventeen years and operated several businesses; is in charge of the Wee Casa Tiny House Resort; has served on the PCDC, Parks and Recreation Board, Economic Development and Gardening Group).
The new board will be installed at the April 16 Board meeting. Important issues coming up are the One-Way “Pay as you Throw” proposal, the comprehensive plan, affordable housing, and wastewater treatment issues to name a few.
Teach a summer class: If you have a talent, offer to teach a summer class in athletics, cooking, the arts, or other areas. The Recreation department is looking for instructors with new ideas and fresh offerings. Classes can be held in local parks, on trails or at the Walt Self Center. Instructors must be 18 +.
DISCOUNT DOG DAYS thru April 30, get your dog license with a discount. Regularly $30.00, now $20.00.
SPRING CLEANING: Save the date. Spring Clean/Recycle Mania will be held on Saturday, May 16, at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. There will be a small charge for some items. Mark your calendar.
The CENSUS to be taken APRIL 1 is more than a population count. It is the official census day, which provides critical data for daily services and support for the community. Learn more at 2020census.gov
School sports: When school starts up again, 65 members will be on the track team, going to track meets and, we hope, to state. Coach Mark Roberts is in his 24th year. Also, baseball starts with Coach Ken Rosales. The Lions finished 4-16 overall and 2-7 in league play last year. This year they have some young talent to help them along.
BIRTHDAYS: Happy Birthday to: Steve Hilton, Debi Stevenson, Priscilla Ribble, K. C. Groves, Sarah Hall, Ray Fudge, Donna Johnson, Kitty Keim, Leu Moore, Thomas Anderson.
MARRIAGE: Jessica Davenport Garland and Brian S. McRae were married in Lyons on February 12. Our congratulations.