Take a drive around town to see the beautiful leaves and trees. The colors of pink, wine, and golden leaves are certainly beautiful. This may all end in a day or two, so enjoy!
Connie Burkhardt, “The Dinosaur Lady,” is inviting Lyons residents to visit her yard to view her Halloween decorations and do some early Trick-Or-Treating after the Halloween parade downtown this Saturday. Young and old will enjoy seeing this and it is a great place for photo opportunities before Halloween! She is off the beaten path at 120 Ewald, and would love to extend the invitation for those that may not stop by on Halloween night. Connie states, “I always go to so much work, and not a lot of people know about my house, but having won first place in the residential Christmas light contest last year, I thought it would be fun to share it. I have decorated for Halloween since I was in grade school and made a haunted house and charged for tours pushing guests around in a wheel chair. Maybe I should have worked at Disneyland!”
Ms. Burkhardt is the mother of Jesse Fisher, 2011 graduate, who is attending CU. She reports that he has made the ‘A’ team at CU for ultimate frisbee. The team travels to various states playing tournaments and Jesse is at the top of his team on defense and offense! Congratulations to his success
HALLOWEEN is next week and just around the corner, with lots of excitement for all.
PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST at the St. Vrain Market. Sign up at 10 a.m. (Sat., Oct. 29), carving begins at 10:15 a.m. One hour, then prizes will be awarded. All pumpkins will be displayed out front for the parade later that day. Pumpkins can be picked up and brought home after the parade. Bring your own pumpkin, or purchase one at the market (limited supply).
PUMPKIN CARVING AND MASK MAKING on Sat., Oct. 29. The evening starts off from 3 to 5 p.m. with pumpkin carving and mask making (ages 5-14) at the Oddfellows Hall. Come, use your imagination to create a scary or goofy mask before the parade. All materials provided (adult supervision is required).
BONGO THE BALLOON MAN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Sat., Oct. 29, on Main Street. All children are invited to be entertained by Bongo the Balloon Man, a Lyons area resident and popular longtime fixture on the Boulder Pearl Street Mall. Bongo creates unique balloon sculptures that capture the imagination. You all come.
THE LYONS GARDEN CLUB will host the third annual chili cook off this Sat., Oct. 29, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at The Stone Cup. Judging will take place at 4:30 p.m., and prizes will be awarded for first place in the three categories (red, green, and vegetarian). Bowls of chili will be for sale, $5 per bowl, and .50 cents for a taste. Application forms will be available at The Stone Cup in order to enter your chili. Applications along with a $10 entry fee can be mailed to P.O. Box 154. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE USED FOR PLANTING AND LANDSCAPING LYONS’ FLOWER BEDS.
HALLOWEEN PARADE at 6 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 29. NOTE CHANGE OF LINE-UP: Line up on 4th Avenue between Main Street and Broadway. The parade, led by the Lyons High Band, will go West on Main, East on High, and South on 4th to complete the route around the block, and then to disperse for Trick-Or-Treating at the Lyons businesses. Safe Trick-Or-Treating for all! All children welcome. Be sure to say “Thanks!”
FIRST DANCE OF THE SEASON—Old Time-Community Dance, Sat., Oct. 29, 7 to 10 p.m., at the Lyons Oddfellows Hall (4th and High). Caller Chris Kermiet, band: Lizard Spring. This is a snack potluck. A costume contest will be judged by the band. Adult and kid winners will receive prizes. – PLAN TO ATTEND.
A lot of folks journeyed to the Byers-Lyons football game last Saturday afternoon, with Lyons winning 27-12. If you, like me, were lost in Byers and couldn’t find the game, we need to get on the school’s e-mail list. It is no fun looking for the game, as the minutes pass by. Luckily we found a lady from Strasburg at the Byers Laundry who headed us back to Strasburg!
The Lyons will play Clear Creek at home this Friday at 7 p.m., and next week will be the test, when we go into Districts. We wish the Lions lots of luck!
THE LIONS CROSS COUNTRY teams, both boys and girls, will go to State this Saturday. The boys won, and the girls placed second at the District last Thursday in Lyons. Congratulations teams!
VOLLEYBALL-The girls played Heritage Christian Tuesday, and if they won they will play at Alexander Dawson on Friday (this was written before the game). We hope to see you all there!
VOTE ‘YES’ FOR PROPOSITION 103 to give Colorado schools more funding. The cuts are fierce, and this proposal will bolster the schools for good education. PROPOSITION 103 IS PROPOSED TO RAISE
THE STATE’S INCOME TAX from 4.63% to 5%. And the SALES TAX AND USE TAX from 2.9% TO 3% for the period of 2012 through 2016 income tax years, for a period of five years commencing on January 1, 2012. The vote will raise $536.l million dollars for support of the State’s school. A few cents a purchase will never be noticed by us, but will go a long way for the State and Local students toward a better education. VOTE “YES.” You should have received a mail-in ballot, if not, contact the Lyons Town Hall (a “YES” is for kids!).
SUPPORT RICK HAMMANS for St. Vrain Valley School Board. We need to vote for Rick as our representative. Rick Hammans should be re-elected to the St. Vrain Valley School Board. He has had experience, knows what is happening, and has his “eye” on good education for all our students. Through the Board, Lyons Middle Seniorr staff, our school is in the top 5% of the nation! Our undivided support for a good school is a MUST! Hammans is striving to establish stable funding and stop the downward slide of resources, build on achievement gains at every level, and continue to close the achievement gap. SO VOTE, VOTE, FOR RICK HAMMANS ON NOVEMBER 1.
THANKS TO ROBERT JONES, who has purchased Cams Cable and will now operate as Lyons Communications, LLC. This is certainly good news to Lyons’ cable customers, who discarded their antennas long ago. Jones says, “More customers are welcomed.” Price reductions offered are $22 – .75 Mbs; $33 – 1.5 Mbs; $44 – 3 Mbs; with 48 Returning stations and 12 new stations; Basic TV - $40; Lifeline TV - $14; Senior-$30; Senior Lifeline TV-$12.
LYONS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMISSION will embark on another phase of downtown revitalization and the involvement of all Lyons’ businesses is crucial in planning for a successful future. Plan to attend, this Thursday, October 27, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., for Lyons stakeholders (for all service provider groups including the town, chamber, districts [library, schools], etc) and a community wide meeting from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Lyons Town Hall. All businesses are asked to fill out the survey and attend.
THE LYONS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE needs co-hosts for the November Social. Call Carol Bouchard at (303) 823-2331 or
THIS THURSDAY, SCFD will pass out the $400,000 of checks to over 60 non-profit organizations who are having various cultural, scientific and historic programs and projects, at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th Street, Boulder at 6 p.m.
The Lyons Historical Society will receive $3,000 for museum operations including: utilities, fire protection, phone and monitoring, insurance, supplies, maintenance, displays, etc., which is greatly appreciated.
OCTOBER is National Chiropractic month, and we pay tribute to Dr. Joseph Meckle, Lyons’ Chiropractor, for the last 25 years. He has kept many Lyons’ backs and knees going and in good shape. Joe has been part of Lyons in that his three children, all graduated from Lyons High (Joshua in 2000; Carly in 2002; and Jennie in 2005). All are studying to be chiropractors. Thanks Joe!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
The public is invited to join in the l50th Anniversary of Boulder County on Tuesday, November 1, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Boulder Courthouse Plaza, 1325 Pearl Street. Hosted by Boulder County Commissioners, the celebration will feature a color guard, proclamation from the Governor’s Office, with event awards and birthday cake!
Saturday, November 5, the Lyons Golden Gang will participate in the CRAFT SHOW at the First Baptist Church.
Saturday, December 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Golden Gang Christmas Bazaar is at Lyons Oddfellows Hall, for crafts, bake sale, and a chili lunch. A fundraiser to keep them going.
Saturday/Sunday, December 3 & 4, is the 35th annual Christmas Bazaar at the Lyons Elementary School, with over 40 booths of Christmas wares, candy, cards, wreaths, perfumes, jewelry, towels, toys, knick-knacks, dips, scarves, etc. An annual event sponsored by the Lyons Depot Library. For a booth, contact Merlyn at the Lyons Depot-Library (303) 823-5215 See you there!
SUPERINTENDENT DON HADDAD, Admininstrator Mrs. Weed, Lyons Principals Christa Keppler, of the Elementary, and Greg Winger of the M/Sr High, as well as School Board candidate Arnold Hanuman were present at the “Community Up-to-Date” meeting held in Lyons last Tuesday evening.
Both principals, staff, and students were complimented for: the students getting top grades, the various honors the schools had received, the great fund raisers Elementary Jog-a-Thon ($24,000) and Silent Auction ($13,000) and the Lions Booster Club Bingo ($42,000) to name a few – all to help our students with supplies, trips, programs, etc. Although it was a small crowd, we have to say that, “No crowd is good news.” If the populace was dissatisfied they would have been there. Keep up the good work.
Rick England’s parents, John and Mary, have returned to their home in Great Forks, North Dakota, after visiting their three sons in Colorado. They say “Hi” to all!
THANKS TO THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY for the lovely dinner they provided to the Lyons Senior citizens Monday evening. Hmmmmm good. It is wonderful these church groups will cook for us. Call (303) 823-6386 to register for the next dinner on November 7 at 5 p.m.