WOW! THAT WAS A LOT OF WET, HEAVY SNOW which damaged a lot of trees and stopped a few events. However, it was all melted by Friday, so the football game vs. Clear Creek High was held. There will be more snow this week. Yes, winter has arrived.
Several enjoyed carving pumpkins and making masks. The chili contest was great. Hmmmmm good, with a variety of recipes, some mild, some hot, raising funds for more flowers by the Lyons Garden Club.
The parade was super (some say bigger than ever). Thanks to the Lyons High School Band that led the parade, and to the businesses who had gobs of treats for the kids. The community dance was great. Thanks to caller Chris Kermit and Lizard Spring Band, and to the weather, which made a great evening. The costume contest winners were as follows: adult – Thomas Christman & Hilary Clark (Dragon & Fly), and child – Anna Hart ((Skeleton Ghoul) and Maya Cornell (Angel of Death). Congratulations to all!
We hope everyone drove to Ewald Street to view the festive Halloween decorations by Connie Burton Burkhart – outstanding. I liked the ghost and lights in the jeep!
Trick-or-Treaters were out in force Monday night for Halloween. Some had pillow cases they were getting full! Yes, Happy Halloween to all!
According to our good pal, Geneva Thomas, who states in her semi-annual tips that: “DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME GOES OFF THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 AT MIDNIGHT (actually 2 a.m., but who stays up that late anymore). MOVE YOUR CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR.” Thanks, Geneva.
Lyons football team is rated #4 in the State and will play #13 – Peyton, this Saturday at 1 p.m. here in Lyons. See you there! If they win, they will play in the quarterfinals next Saturday, Nov. 12, then the semifinals on November 19, with the championship on Nov. 26. Go Team! Win!
BASKETBALL & VOLLEYBALL BANNERS
The Lions girls lost their District Tournament Volleyball Games last Friday evening, losing to Longmont Christian (3-1) and to Dayspring School (3-0). We enjoyed watching their many exciting games throughout the season. They certainly tried hard. Volleyball takes a lot of coordination, cooperation, and teamwork, setters, hard hitters, and kills, to name a few. Thanks to COACHES: Jeff Klipstein, Paula Maguire, and Valerie Stuczynski. VARSITY TEAM members were: Genna Gibson, Maddie Keen, Amber Boyington, Andrea Biniskiewicz, Angela Piergentili, Nola Basey, Shannon Gilman, Lauren Simpson, Rebecca Weglarz, Sydney Stevelinck, Joelle Holst, Megan Wissman, and Michelle Hickey. CHEERLEADERS: Melissa Jansen, Annie Tribble, Sydney Peck, Jade Leveille, Erin Kurland, Maddie Wright, Crysten Kurland. CAPTAINS: Madison Myers and Rachel Bashor. MANAGER: Olivia Tauvinkl, and CHEER COACHES: Beth Stall & Emily Forsberg, and of course, parents and fans for a great season.
OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO LYONS GRADUATE HOLLY (BOLAND) STETSON, VOLLEYBALL COACH of Longmont High School, whose team will be playing at Coronado High School this Saturday. Holly played in the 1970’s when Lyons took state in Volleyball, under Coach Fran Sixkiller.
OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO LYONS CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS
The Lyons boys placed second with 24 points barely edged by Crested Butte with 21 points. Sean Flynn led the way with a fourth-place individual finish, Marcel Such was sixth, Sam Crowley placed14th, Reed Test right behind in 15th, and Ryan Boucher placed 44th
The Lions girls just missed the podium, placing fourth in the state, with 63 points, behind Nederland, Vanguard, and Telluride. Miriam Roberts placed 8th overall, Olivia Raspotnik - 21st, Kelsey Miner - 34th, Ann Sundrud – 35th, and Jenna Anderson - 41st. Our congratulations to Coach Mark Roberts and all team members for a great season!
THIS FRIDAY IS THE LYONS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION’S GALA, where grants will be awarded for the upcoming year. This is the highlight of the year! Funds are raised by this ambitious foundation and granted to area non-profits for the benefit of the Lyons area. Our deep thanks, in helping make the Lyons community a better place to live!
THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, at the Stone Cup, will feature KC GROVES AND THE JASPERS, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (World-class old-time traditional American music with new ideas, songs, and arrangements by the ever popular KC Groves) and SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, featuring DAVID WILLIAMS AND FRIENDS. (Don’t miss this Grammy-winning songwriter’s songs that capture Americana, and one of Colorado’s best guitarists).
MARK YOUR CALENDAR – TUESDAY, NOV. 15, Lyons Chamber of Commerce November Networking Social, hosted by New Member Pizza Bar 66, 430 Main Street, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free to all Chamber members and first time invited guests. RSVP by November 14. RSVP at
, or call (303) 823-5215.
Welcome to new chamber members: CrossFit, St. Vrain, Pizza Bar 66, Lyons Dairy Bar, and Peaceful Spirit Massage.
ALL ORGANIZATIONS ARE INVITED TO ADVERTISE THROUGH THE CHAMBER NEWSLETTER, FREE, BY NOON ON FRIDAY.
NOW ON TO CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES; It is just one short month until Lyons’ Christmas Celebration, December 3 & 4, starting with the 34th annual Christmas Bazaar, sponsored by the Lyons-Depot Library. Over forty booths will feature Christmas items-baked food, wreaths, dips, books, crafts, aprons, dolls, jewelry, etc. Be sure to do your Christmas shopping at the Lyons Bazaar
THE LYONS GOLDEN GANG will sponsor their bazaar at the Oddfellows Lodge, held on Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a chili luncheon. Stop by.
THE CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHT WILL BEGIN AT 6:30 P.M., led by the Lyons High Band, followed by music at the Raul Vasquez Stage, and concluded with fireworks. The Lyons Historical Society is sponsoring their snack booth at the Visitors Center vestibule - hot chocolate, coffee, snacks, $.50 each. Stop by!
HALLOWEEN BAND CONCERT was held on Wednesday, October 19, by the Lyons Middle Senior High School Bands, a very “spooky” and wonderful production, with decorations and costumes. The Middle School Beginning Band, who have been playing only two months, with 32 students, presented: A La Rueda, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Love Somebody, London Bridge, and Dragonfly. The Middle School Advanced Band with 45 students presented: Tunes That Go Bump in the Night, Castles and Dragons, and Abracadabra. The High School Concert Band with 60 students presented: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Music for a Darkened Theater, and Voodoo. And the High School Jazz Band, whose members are also in the Concert Band, presented Sing, Sing, Sing, with Soloists: Steven Schopen - trombone, Maggie Smith - clarinet, and Ryan Boucher - trumpet, and the Rhythm Section; Orange Colorado Sky, featuring Meagan Chriswell - vocal; and Hep Cat Jive with Soloists: Kevin Mattes - trumpet, Jenna Anderson - alto sax, and Chris Lennard - trombone.
A special night of awarding $560,000 to over 80 non-profit organizations in Boulder County was held last Thursday evening at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art by the Boulder County SCFD Committee. LaVern Johnson, President of the Lyons Historical Society, was on hand to receive a check for $3000 for Operations of the Lyons Redstone Museum. Thank-you SCFD.
SQUARE DANCE “HALL OF FAME” was held at the Longmont Senior Center last Saturday, with over 25 squares attending. This was the 16th Hall of Fame honoring hardworking square dancers of the area: Judy and Otis Peck - Fort Collins, Mike & Janet Olivier – Denver, Ralph & Linda Goble - Loveland, and Darrell & Carolyn Brasier - Greeley. Several Red Rock Ramblers from Lyons attended. The LaVerne Johnson’s were honored in 1995 with the first class of Hall of Famers, at that time for the 38th year of the Red Rock Ramblers, which is now in its 54th year. A gala event.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOULDER COUNTY, who joined 17 other counties to celebrate their 150th Anniversary. The celebration was held at the Boulder County Courthouse, Tuesday, Nov. 1, with a program, exhibits, and birthday cake. Several persons from Lyons attended.
Next Tuesday, Nov. 8, Marguerite Peoples would have been 98 years old. We honor her, as a member of the Boulder County Hall of Fame for operating the Lyons Café, “The Pie Place,” for 48 years. We miss that special café, those breakfasts and sandwiches, as a place to meet your friend, and the cheery greeting from Marguerite, Agnes, Kathy and others. Agnes has moved to Washington to help her son, Rusty, and family, with three children. Kathy is back in the area, and at the present living in Longmont. Yes, time goes by, we certainly miss The Lyons Cafe!