This Friday is 11-11-11, and Veteran’s Day! Let’s pay homage to our veterans, who have kept the USA the land of the free and the home of the brave. Throughout the years, the veterans have fought for our cause, many have lost their lives and others have been injured. A big thanks to all!
This year we are going to experience four unusual dates: 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11, and that’s not all, take the last two digits of the year you were born and add the age you will be this year, and the result will add up to 111 for everyone who was born in the 20th century!
ANOTHER WEEK GONE BY
A good one for Lyons Football, where they won over Peyton 24-17. Our congratulations. The Lyons and Peyton bands played together. Both cheerleading squads had a special performance, and the Lyons Lions were very impressive. We enjoyed the enthusiastic announcing of Kyle Schuyler, who kept us updated on the other Class 1A games. We wish the team the best of luck over Akron. Lyons is rated #4 and Akron #5, so it should be an intensive game at home at 1 p.m. this Saturday.
LYONS ALUMNI, GLEN SPAUR, Class of 1942, came from Denver. The first time to a Lyons game since he was in High School: 59 years! Glen’s father, Loyd Spaur, hitchhiked from Nebraska to Lyons in 1933 and sent for his family when he found work. He died that year of emphysema, leaving his wife Mabel and family. They had ten children. Most attended school in Lyons. All are deceased but Louise and Glenn. Mabel Spaur supported the family by doing laundry and housecleaning about town. Glen worked at the grocery store in Lyons, delivered papers, graduated and joined the US Navy. He married and has three daughters and several grandchildren. He is now married to Lois, and lives in Denver. He is a great supporter of Lyons and its history, and chiseled the large red and white signs at the Lyons Redstone Museum. Needless to say, he greatly enjoyed the game, as the only sports they had in 1942 were basketball and the County track meet in the spring in Boulder.
THANKSGIVING BOXES are being prepared for 40-50 Lyons families and seniors by Paula Randazzo, the School/Town Interventionalist. The food boxes will include a turkey and fresh pie, stuffing, veggies, yams, cranberry sauce, gravy, rice, beans, hot chocolate, sweets, fresh potatoes, fruit, rolls, and a bag of nuts, so all can have a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Randazzo is soliciting for cans of food or monetary donations for the baskets, send checks to “Thanksgiving Baskets,” Box 49, Lyons, CO. You can also call (303) 823-6622 x16 if you missed getting your name in for a basket.
A HOLIDAY CARD PRINTMAKING CLASS will be taught by Sally Truitt at the Stone Cup this Friday, November 11, from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $35.
GRAND OPENING for the upholstery shop, The Orchard, at 40l Main Street (above Lyons Auto), will be held this Saturday, November 12, from 5 to 9 p.m. A good time to start your Christmas shopping at the gift shop which features purses, hats, earrings, necklaces, unique clothing, funky furniture, and more. The shop is open any day between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Please stop by.
HIGH STREET CONCERT will present Thyme Quintet, this Saturday, November 12, at Rogers Hall, at 8 p.m. Get your tickets online at www.highstreetconcerts.com. The Thyme Quintet plays classical and traditional music spanning several centuries, countries and cultures. Featuring Lyons brilliant violinist Mintze Wu, music specialist Ann Marie Morgan, banjo visionary Jayme Stone, and Sandra Wong on the Swedish myckelharpa. Tickets are available at the Stone Cup. You will enjoy this. Plan to attend.
THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE will meet this Friday, November 11, at 8:45 a.m. On the agenda is a report by Jacque Watson and John O’Brien on Downtown Program meetings held last week.
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION will hold their monthly meeting at 6 p.m., this Monday, November 14, with the Christmas Parade of Lights and Fireworks, Bohn Park Irrigation System, Bohn Park River grant on the agenda.
LYONS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold their December Social at the Pizza Bar 66, at 430 Main Street, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, November 15. Re-Runs is co-hosting. Register by e-mail or call (303) 823-5215. The Chamber’s motto is “BUY LYONS” and they will be giving a prize to the person/family that has the most local receipts through the holidays (Thanksgiving to New Years).
PLANNING AN EVENT? Learn How to Make it Zero Waste with a free workshop on November 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Walt Self Community Building.
THE LYONS DRAMA CLUB will present “Dorothy Meets Alice” next week on Wednesday and Thursday, November 16 & 17, at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, November 19 at 2 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for students and senior citizens. It’s a strange tale of boy meets two girls in a land between Oz and Wonderland. Sounds interesting, support the Lyons High School Drama Club.
NOV. BIRTHDAYS of the Golden Gang are: November 6 – Bev Haley, November 8 – Joann Parson, November 11 - Jerry Ribble, November 20 - Neice Pralguske. They will celebrate this Friday during lunch at the Walt Self Senior Center.
KNICK KNACKS are welcomed for The Golden Gang’s Bingo games. Bring them by the Walt Self Senior Center.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARGUERITE
Several members of Marguerite People’s family and friends gathered at the La Mariposa Tuesday evening to wish a happy 98th birthday, a yearly occurrence, although she is deceased. They reminisced of her good deeds, friendly nature, her hard work, and perseverance. A farewell to a good friend and loved one!
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19, The Stone Cup will feature David Williams and Friends, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., in concert, with a $5 cover charge. You will enjoy his literary songs as one of Colorado’s best guitarists, performing gypsy jazz, blues, and bluegrass. Plan to attend.
THE LYONS RECORDER announces a new advertising publication; The Lyons Recorder Coupon Book, designed to support Lyons area’s businesses and to assist people in finding products and services at local businesses, to be published in December. Reserve space by November 18, by calling (303) 823-6625 or e-mail
THE LYONS BASKETBALL PROGRAMS are soliciting Lyons businesses to display a banner in the Lyons Gym, for $300. It will hang during the season. Contact Kyle at (303) 823-6631.
THE LYONS LIGHT SHOW by Kyle Miller and the Town of Lyons will again grace Sandstone Park during the holidays. Our thanks for this outstanding show!
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
The 34th annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, at the Lyons Elementary School gym, featuring over 40 booths of holiday gifts, wreath, food, books, and lunch. Followed by the Christmas Parade of Lights at 6:30 p.m., followed by music and caroling at the Raul Vasquez Stage in Sandstone Park, and fireworks. The River Church has again volunteered to serve hot chocolate south of the light show to benefit the Lyons Historical Society, who will sell baked goods and candy in the Visitors’Center vestibule.
THE LYONS HISTORICAL SOCIETY is soliciting crafts and baked goods, popcorn, and candy for their booth at the Christmas Bazaar. Call (303) 823-5925 for pickup.
LYONS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 4TH ANNUAL GALA & GRANTS DINNER was held last Friday, November 4, at Lionscrest Manor. The local foundation made twenty-two area non-profit organizations very happy, with funds or part thereof, for their upcoming projects, which are to be completed the upcoming year. A boon to the area to have some very unique, but needed, projects.
Our thanks to the foundation’s 2011 Advisory Board Members: Mystie Brackett, Dr. Liz Erley, Roger Flynn, Nancy Hammans, Clark Hodge, Pat Journeay, Monica McGuckin, Bill Palmer, Jayne Rhode, and Monique Sawyer-Long. And to the Gala & Grants Planning Committee: Debbie Simms & Monica McGuckin, co-chairs, Mystie Brackett, Liz Erley, Connie Eyster, Leona Forsberg, Nancy Hammans, Alison Jennings, Lori Stott, Jeralyn Edwards, Victoria Di Orio - Alexander, and Karen Selden.
LCF FOUNDING CONTRIBUTORS who pledge $1,000 a year for three years are: Andrew Biel and Lynn Gregory; Atlas Flooring (Leister & Nancy Bowling); Bank of the West; Blue Mountain Foundation (the Szaloczi Family); CEMEX Lyons; DigitalGlobe; Doug and Lori Matthews; Dr. Dennis Johnstown, Lyons Dental; Dr. Liz and Brian Erley; Dr. Matthew and Amy Brett; England Surveying-Richard and Linda England; Gary and Sharlynn Wamsley; George and Sally Pillbury, High Street Concerts; Janice Gavan and John Burke; Judy Smith; Julie Van Domelon and Joseph Lekarczyk; Laurie Miller and Warren Groom; LaVern Johnson; Leona and Bob Forsberg; Lyons Community Foundation Advisory Board; Lyons ReRuns-Ellen Hine and Gabry Cornell; Mystie Brackett; Oskar Blues; Peter Baumgartner; Planet Bluegrass; The Harrison Family-David & Barbara Harris; Wildlife Specialties, LLC-Jerry and Kristen Powell.
Clark Hodge was the announcer and Joseph Lekarczyk the master of ceremonies.
The community was thanked for helping to make the LCF such a successful venture, with 80% of the amount raised from donors and 20% from projects. A silent auction with 80 to 90 items helped the cause, which helped the foundation raise around $11,000.
$40,000 was awarded for 2011, with twice as much requested by the grant applications.
A very heartwarming, wonderful event – the Gala of the Year! Our thanks!
MEMBERS OF THE GOLDEN GANG took the Special Transit to the Boulder History Museum last Thursday and enjoyed the display of the 1960s and ate at the Walnut Café. The Boulder County Transit provides four trips to the Lyons area seniors per year.
THANKS TO THE RIVER CHURCH who provided members of the Lyons seniors a Thanksgiving dinner Monday evening, which was greatly enjoyed by all! Hmmmmm good!
WELCOME HOME, KUNGA
We are happy to report that Sapan Rinchophe (Kunga) is back home after hip surgery and re-hab for several weeks in the Boulder Manor. We have been missing him. We are glad he is back, walking straight, and with a steady gait.
RECENT VISITORS IN LYONS were Alyisa Dobbins and Anthony Mayens of Thornton and Louisiana, who enjoyed looking at the high school pictures and reminiscing the days his grandparents, the Jack Dobbins and her father, Lake, lived on up the North St. Vrain.
Also, Roger Carr and Edith Dawe of Litchfeld, MI, ancestors of the Jim Chisholm family, who lived on Seward Street, and east of the Montgomery family east of Lyons, and Byran Bohn of Arvada, relative of the Bohn/Billings families, and the Shaleane Abegg family of Littleton, celebrating a kids’ birthday party.