Lucky Lyons 5K – 10K race took place in Bohn Park on a sunny Saturday, March 12th, in the 50s. Participants of all ages race the race. After the awards were given out, people gathered at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew. Almost everyone wore green, in honor of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day. This included winner Devyn McCulley, age 10, 4th grade. “She placed 1st in 10 and under category in 10k run. Very impressive run,” said Tanya Daty, LCF, “She had a blast.” The event was put on by Gemini productions, and raised money for both Lyons Community Foundation (LCF), and Boulder County Wildfire Fund. There were between 210-250 people at the race, which is considered quite a success!
The final Winter Wonderland concert featured Eben Grace and the 89’s band in Bohn Park. The stage was full, as well as the audience, on this wonderful day, near 60 degrees and sunny. LCF had a big selection of cookies and drinks to offer, receiving lots of donations. Thanks to LCF for the grant given to the Town of Lyons to support this series. (This is the final winter concert). They estimate they made $300 in donations, which is quite a lot for a bunch of cookies! Thanks folks, as that will help pay for musicians next year.
The Lyons Community Library has three craft workshops on their schedule. Local artist Cathy Rivers has two workshops which involve collage art. You may recall her large piece made out of various jeans pieces after the Great Flood of 2013; which is now hanging in the Cathy Ralston Room at the library. Her first workshop this March had nine students, who made Collage Gift Bags (see photo). And, her next one is Envelope and Collage Card making, and it will be Saturday, April 9th, from 10 a.m. to 12 (it is currently full, with 10 people, but join the waiting list). Cathy says, “We all had a great time. Love working in the community room space.”
The third workshop is natural wreath making, and has openings: We are joined by local florist/herbalist, Mary Reaume, to learn how to make sustainable and natural wreaths using flowers, herbs and vines foraged from the natural environment. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring items found in your own backyard or in the local forests. Saturday, April 2, 10:00 a.m. – Noon; Register
Sarah Hunter, who lives on McConnell Drive, submitted this photograph by her husband John of a Cooper’s Hawk that landed on a tree outside their window this March. It was the first time they’d seen this stately bird… and the last!
Construction on the new 4th Street Pedestrian walk and bridge are making noticeable progress in March. The construction crew are working on cleaning the St. Vrain River’s steep dirt banks, and stabilizing it. And, the girders have arrived, and are being stored on Evans Street, on the south side of the river. The two 62 foot girders arrived March 15th from Anderson Bridge company, Colfax, Wisconsin.