Can you name these Super Heroes? Some might say a lot of Spiderman, Batman and Super Woman. Others might say, that’s Cameron, Courtney, Bode, Powell, and Indigo Moon (last name not inserted, per request of the family). Another might say “That’s me! Super Woman trying to manage my new home life!” What more appropriate costume is there in the days of Home Schooling Due to COVID-19 than parents dressed up as Super Heroes. Courtney and her family embrace the concepts of power poses and other wellbeing techniques. We hope to see an article by her in an upcoming issue of the Lyons Recorder, so we can all have access to those techniques for the difficult days ahead, during this Second Wave of the COVID-19.
FRAGA & the BLUE MOON REVUE entertained the Lyons area residents Saturday, October 31, on the revamped music wagon. They first took the bandwagon to the Spirit Hound Distillery lot at 6 p.m. and got some goblin feet stomping, and dragons howling. Then they drove it downtown to haunt the neighborhood streets of Lyons for the all Hallows Eve. The music revue continued to the North side of town (4th & Stickney, see photo). And, a final stop at the end up at the 300 Block of Evans Street, where monsters and fairies alike strutted their stuff on the red carpet. They had a donation jar to collect money for LEAF (Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund) and the local wildfire disaster relief.
This year’s Rave to the Grave, which is Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund (LEAF) annual fundraiser, went virtual. Even the cats were drawn to the music — cats of all kinds, including Human Cool Cats! The pre-taped show could be seen on the big screen in the vacant lot between the old Fork and Pharmacy buildings, and a Watch Party at Pizza 66 on Main Street. It was also available online. By October 30, they had raised $20,000 toward their goal of $50,000. A full report and more photos will be posted next week when all the funds have been collected. You can still go to their Facebook page for more information. Or, mail a check to P O Box 324, Lyons, CO 80540. You can make your donation to LEAF here: http://bit.ly/donateleaf
Almost every street in downtown Lyons got a view of the fiery, fierce, smoking Dragon! We hope it fumigated the town from the coronavirus. It hit many streets mid-day and came back at 4:30 p.m. Barney Dreistadt said, “While some streets are steep and some cul de sacs too tight, every effort will be made to reach all the neighborhoods before it gets dark at 6:30.” This truly took “A Lyons Village” to be put together: Thanks to Lyons Volunteers: Mike Karavas (conceptual design); Rick and Bonnie DiSalvo (design features); Cathy Rivers (artistic guidance); Town public works (moving the heavy structure); Arielle Hodgson (drove lead car; coordinated music); Kim Mitchell (enabled materials to be obtained); Mark Browning (float driver); and Barney and Rick who put it together.
The scarcest image of all — firefighter putting out flames and embers among the pine needles at the Calwood fire. A lasting, terrifying, and stressful image for Lyons area residents. (See our wrap up article on the fires surrounding Lyons for more details)