Yesterday was May Day! In the olden days, folks would leave a flower on your doorstep, ring the door bell, and run. If you caught them, you got a kiss. It would be nice to do that again!
More snow is on the way. However, we have had lovely weather and warm sun to make the flowers bloom.
CONGRATULATIONS to Lyons Middle/Senior High and Peak to Peak Charter School who are among the top schools in Colorado, according to U.S. News and World Report. Peak to Peak was ranked first in the state, with Lyons at 16th. They said sixty-two percent of the seniors took AP
exams, with forty percent of them passing. The publication ranks the top thirty-nine schools in Colorado. No other St.Vrain Valley School District schools were ranked.
LAST SATURDAY WAS THE PROM AND AFTER-PROM, the nicest school event of the year. Our congratulations to all the juniors and seniors and the After-Prom committee for making it a super evening! Congratulations to this year's King & Queen: Connor Hodge and Sage Sundred. To donate to the After-Prom, send check to Box 1201, Lyons, CO.
LYONS M/SR SCHOOL DATES
• Thursday, May 9, MS Drama Production, 7 p.m., Cafetorium.
• Monday, May 13, Booster Club, 6 p.m., Conference Room.
• Tuesday, May 14, MS & HS Fine Arts Festival.
•Wednesday, May 15, HS Awards Night, 7 p.m., Cafetorium.
• Wednesday, May 22, MS 3rd Quarter Honor Roll and Year End Awards, 7:50 a.m., Cafetorium.
• Thursday, May 23, Last Day of School.
• Friday, May 24, Senior Night, 7 p.m., Gym
• Saturday, May 25, Graduation 10 a.m., Football Field
CONGRATULATIONS to Logan Watson, who was named Boys’ Peak Performer in Baseball last week for going 3 for 4 with three RBIs and three runs scored including a home run in their game losing to University 13-10.
KIDS’ WATER FEATURE
A meeting is scheduled this Thursday, May 2, at 9:30 a.m. at The Stone Cup. This is to make plans to raise matching funds for a Kids Water Feature (splash pad, ditch, etc.). Dave Cosgrove of Lyons Parks & Rec will help apply for a mini-grant of $60,000, in September, with $8000 needed to be raised as matching funds. Help get this going. Help us supply all our little Lyons kids under age five with a fun summer with a water feature. Chastidee Bolkovatz and committee ask that you help this project along by donating to this exciting project. With your help, this could become a possibility in a year or two; so kids and families take notice.
A SPRING ART SHOW, Saturday, May 4, 5 to 9 p.m., at The Corner Studios, 318 Main Street, with art by Cathy Hrywko Wolfer–moasic artist, and Sabrina Stiles–pastels. Wine and snacks. All invited.
SUNDAY MAY 5, is the Lyons Methodist/Community Church’s 105th anniversary, starting at 10 a.m., with Reverend Claire McNulty Drewes, the Stover Street Stompers (a 9 piece Queen City Jazz Band affiliated with the First United Methodist Church of Fort Collins), the church choir who will sing stanzas of the special ballad of the church written by Carol Pranschke, and history of the church by historian, LaVern Johnson, and more. A very exciting day. The church was built in January, 1908. We remember church organizations, such as: The Ladies Aid, Wesleyan Guild, Men’s Club, Youth Program, Choir, Sunday school, and lots of events going on all these years. During the 105 years, the church has opened its doors to meetings sponsored the food bank, help with Christmas baskets, has a thriving Sunday school, and a good attendance at church.
The Lyons Community Church has been a “stepping stone” where they have helped young ministers with a place to start an interesting career of helping their fellow man. Most eventually transferred to a larger church. Rev. Bin Gilbert was district superintendent and Eric Smith was minister of the large Methodist Church at Grand Junction. We have had many nice ministers: H. L. Murray, Arthur Morrison, O. E. Baker, Chas Snover, B. J. Payton, Albert Wagner, Gene Riley, Lawrence Bratt, Ben Gilbert, Chas Nowlen and son Chuck Nowlen, Scott Hood, Inez Prather, Eric Smith, Dan Newman, Ted Pancost, Kathy Jefferson, Becky Morel, Joan Uda, Joyce Curtice, Joan Brown, Mark Heiss, and Claire McNulty-Drewes,
We praise all those, ministers and members, who kept the church going for 105 years.
MAY IS HISTORY MONTH - MOTHERS DAY LUNCHEON
A nice Mother’s Day luncheon at Smokin’ Dave’s Barn at 2 p.m., is being sponsored by the Lyons Historical Society, and we invite all to come. Bonnie Kohl, retired Lyons English teacher, will portray Helen Hunt Jackson as the program. Jackson was an Indian activist, who worked for improved treatment of the Indians. This will be a nice day, good meal, great program for you, your mom, and family. Tickets are on sale at ReRuns at $15 each. Or call (303) 823-5925 to reserve them. There is a limit of sixty persons. A fundraiser toward Museum Matching Funds.
WORK ON THE LYONS CLARIFER will begin on Wednesday, May 15, from 4 to 6 p.m., and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to noon. Help is needed. Cathy Rivers and Priscilla Cohan invite everyone to come help for an hour or so to work on the clarifier (doing the sky and more flowers this year). The clarifier is the town’s old sewer plant, abandoned in the 1980’s for the new one. These folks are creatively decorating it, and plan a picnic area surrounding it. Volunteers and donations are always welcome. Send checks to Clarifer, Box 636, Lyons, CO 80540
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK IS MAY 6-10
(All the teachers out there, current or retired! Take a bow!)
A great email about teachers, “All Teachers make kids wonder, make them question, make them apologize and mean it, make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions. Teach them how to write, make them read, make them show work in math, and use their God given brain, make a classroom a place where students feel safe, make them understand if they use the gifts there were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.” Well said.
SENIOR BINGO, Saturday, had a lot of winners and fun. Mark your calendar for the next one, Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m,. at the Walt Self Senior Center.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, at 6:30 p.m., at Lyons Valley Village, a workshop regarding: energy efficiency, sustainability practices, net metering, and new and existing incentives and opportunities for Lyons residents and businesses. Public invited
MAYAMA MOVEMENT STUDIOS announces Summer Children’s Dance Sessions, Camps, Workshops & Classes, at the new studio (formerly the Odd Fellows Lodge Hall) for children ages 5 to 12, June 2 through August 3. For information at www.mayamastudio.com, or call (303) 823-9262.
JUNE 7, 8, 9, 2013, LYONS ART WALK WEEKEND
Planned events: Downtown sculptors, reception at Town Hall Art Show, dance performances, screenings of local films, historical museum opening, and local business sales. Plan to attend.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 55th year for the summer square dances sponsored by the Red Rock Ramblers at the Lyons Elementary Gym, Rounds at 7 p.m., Squares at 8 p.m., with Mike Hogan of Omaha, Nebraska. Modern Western Square Dance every Saturday through Labor Day. Fun and fellowship.
ALUMNI CLASSES OF LYONS HIGH are encouraged to hold their class reunions during the Lyons Good Old Days. A way to meet your classmates, with dancing, eating, and fun. Coleen(Leiding) Taylor from Boise, Idaho (Class of 1964 and her sister, Clara, Class of 1967), plan to come to Lyons during the Good Old Days. We know they will have fun. If you want to see them, go to the classmates get-together at 11:30 a.m. at the beer tent on Saturday, or at the Friday and Saturday night dances.
THE LYONS LIBRARY & COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER held their first public meeting last Thursday evening, with a good crowd listening to the benefits of a new Library with community rooms for various events and meetings. There seems to be a lot of interest in forming a Library District, and feel the need of more space, such as for the High Street Concert, the Community Square Dance, various scouting rooms, etc. The vote to form a District with a Mill Levy will be held in November. The next meeting will entail the various locations for a new facility. Visit the Resources Section on the Heart of Lyons website, www.heartoflyons.org.
GET WELL WISHES go to Geneva Thomas, who has a patch over her eye from a small operation last week. She is doing okay.