HERE IT IS, THE WEEK OF GRADUATION
How exciting for our sixty-plus graduates. They have all done wonders, receiving $691,250 in scholarship awards; with eleven students going to colleges out-of-state, ten to CSU, nine to CU, three to UNC, one each to DU and Mesa State, and many others to various colleges and technical schools in Colorado. We are mighty proud of you, and wish you the best as you
journey through life. Your high school days have been the best in your life, so do not forget your home school or home town.
Awards Night was very exciting; a time to let the parents and public know all the awards these hard-working students have received. A TIP TO THE AWARDEES! Do not forget to send a thank you note to those that donated the money to help you go to college. Remember, thosefunds were raised by some hard-working person or organization. Nothing is free!
Through the years, my family has given funds to worthy students in honor of Mr. LaVerne, (since 1998 – sixteen years) There have been a few years when we never received a “thank you, we appreciate it, or you made my day.” And who knows, a thank you might produce more scholarships!
SPEAKING OF SAYING THANK YOU, did you thank Bob and Leona Forsberg of Lionscrest for giving their beautiful facility for the Lyons Prom? It will mean a lot, if you send your own personal thank you note to: Box 308, Lyons CO 80540. We can’t thank them enough!
OUR COMPLIMENTS TO THE TRACK TEAMS
The Lyons boys three-peat as Champs in Class 2A, and by a large score, 147 ½ to 60 points by Telluride in second place. Wonderful, our congratulations to all, The Lyons girls placed fourth, which is indeed a great accomplishment, with only a mere nine points separating the first four teams (Paonia - 87; Akron - 86; Hotchkiss - 79; and Lyons - 78 points)! Our congratulations. Editor’s note: see complete story and results in this edition (page 12)
STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
The Lyons baseball team lost to Longmont Christian in the Semi-District. Wait’ll next year boys!
THE LYONS PRIDE ANNUAL is truly amazing. It is the history book of each senior class (telling their accomplishments and their likes), as well as all other students in Lyons Middle Senior school.
The middle school also has an Annual, their first. Thanks to Ann arie Strzyz and her staff.
THIS WEEKEND, FRIDAY, MAY 24, Senior Night at 7 p.m., at the Lyons High Gym, with a guest speaker, music, and choir, and the all-famous slide show. Graduates of Lyons Pioneers will be honored at the museum during Good Old Days, Saturday, June 29, at 1 p.m. Those whose families have lived in the Lyons school area over fifty years are: Matthew Macrae Falce, Clinton David Hirschfeld, and Brittany Anne King. We honor these families who came to Lyons during the olden days and persevered these many years.
LYONS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION is this Saturday morning, 10 a.m., at John Johnson Field. Come give these graduates a good send-off!
LIONS IN OUR MIDST
Andrea Marshall and Mary Farraris are keeping an eye on a young mountain lion loose in the High Street neighberhood. They have heard, and then saw it climb a giant elm tree the other night. Then it dangled its legs between two branches, facing the houses, and looked at “Toth,” the neighbor’s black tuxedo cat. Word is that it, or another lion, is frequenting East Main Street too, so be careful, especially from dusk to dawn.
TOMATO PLANTS STARTS are ready for purchase to benefit the Lyons Depot Library. Call (303) 823-5538. Half the money goes to the Friends of the Library, and the other half to the Golden Gang. Call now. Our thanks.
GOLDEN GANG YARD SALES at the Walt Self Senior Center have started. Next one is Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by. Donate your items to the seniors.
RAFFLE ITEMS are needed for their Bingo Games during Saturday of the Lyons Good Old Days. All kinds of items are appreciated. Leave at Walt Self Senior Center.
GOLDEN GANG OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED!
Call (303) 823-6771 if you are willing to help out the senior community. Meeting once a month.
SUNDAY, MAY 26, Musical delights at The Cup! Aural Elixir will perform original Indie folk-rock with a twist of jazz at The Stone Cup & Kitchen from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for your brunching pleasure. Great music. Plan to attend!
FRIDAY, MAY 31, at 9 a.m., it’s the annual Boulder County Historic Preservation Forum, at the Goodhue Farmhouse, 2005 112th Street, Broomfield. All historians invited.
MAY 31 THROUGH JUNE 2, LYONS OUTDOOR GAMES in Bohn Park, Sandstone Park. Lots of fun, big crowds, Burning Can Beer Festival. Games start at 4 p.m., on Friday, May 31, with free live concert by Dumpstaphunk at Bohn Park, sponsored by Oscar Blues. Events from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Saturday, and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Plan to attend.
MORE GARAGE SALES BY THE LYONS HISTORICAL SOCIETY for Museum Matching Funds. Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2; and June 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 306 Evans Street. Bring your “stuff” and help out this museum restoration cause. (303) 823-5925.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, at 2 p.m., at The Outlaw Saloon, a benefit spaghetti dinner for former Lyons resident Joleen Hutton who has been coping with MS, and was recently diagnosed with cancer. Cost is $15 for adults; $7 for kids 12 and under; and 5 year olds and under free with a raffle and silent auction. All invited. Advance tickets appreciated: Kathy Boone (303) 775-9556; other organizers are: Teresa Ribble, Deanna Johnson, Casey King, Jodie Eggerling and Pam Maestas; Live music by T Moody. All invited.
MAYAMA MOVEMENT STUDIOS announce Summer Children’s Dance Sessions, Camps, Workshops & Classes, at the new studio (formerly the Odd Fellows Lodge Hall) for Ages 5-12, June 2 through August 3. For information go to www.mayamastudio.com, or call (303) 823-9262.
HERSHEY’S TRACK AND FIELD GAMES, for ages 9 to 14 on Friday June 7, at 3:30 p.m., at the Lyons High School Track. This event is free. Each meet includes basic running, jumping and throwing events. Preregister at Lyons Parks & Rec (303) 823-8250. Bring track shoes, hat and water bottle. Visit www.hersheystrackandfield.com. An event held over thirty years to put fun into fitness for kids.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, Bingo with the Golden Gang at the Walt Self Senior at 1 p.m. Eight games for only $5. Plan to attend for fun and games!
FRIDAY, JUNE 21, is the next Chamber Social, to be held at the Marriott Hotel in Longmont with a joint meeting with the Longmont Chamber. Plan to attend. Thanks to the Gear SPOT and Lyons Dairy Bar for sponsoring the May Networking Social, with those fantastic mini-reubens and yummy ice cream. A large crowd attended. This is a way to meet the business folks who are keeping those stores open, and keep our sales tax up. Thanks.
OUR 55th YEAR!
Saturday, June 22, will the first summer square dance hosted by the Red Rock Ramblers, at the Lyons Elementary School gym, rounds at 7 p.m., and squares at 8 p.m., with Mike Hogan of Omaha, Nebraska. Modern Western Square Dancing every Saturday through Labor Day. Fun and fellowship. These dance are for “experienced” dancers (you have to know how to square dance!).
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 29, AND 30: Lyons 38Th “Good Old Days” Celebration is returning to Bohn Park. Starts at 5 p.m., on Friday, June 28, with a welcoming program at 9:15. Ball tournament, Food, Beer Tent, Carnival Rides, and more.
Mr/Mrs Good Old Days will honor all Long-time Organizations: Lyons Oddfellows Lodge - 153 years; Lyons PTO’s - 65 years; Lyons Boy Scouts - 60 years; Lyons Lions Club - 55 years; Red Rock Ramblers Square Dance - 55 years; Lyons Chamber of Commerce - 53 years; Lions Booster Club - 54 years; Lyons Historical Society - 40 years; Lyons Depot-Library/Friends -37 years; Dam Concerned Citizens - 37 years, Lyons Garden Club - 30 years; and others if organized for twenty years or longer. Also honoring all pioneers and senior graduates of pioneer families - Matthew Macrae Falce, Clinton David Hirschfeld, And Brittany Anne King. And classes of : 1953, 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003, and 2013. Saturday, June 29, it’s Kids Program, Food, Beer Tent, Carnival, Bingo; Music; Alumni get together, plus at 1 p.m., a program at Lyons Redstone Museum (special honors continued), Ball tournament, Square dance, 7:30 - 55th Anniversary Celebration at Red Rock Ramblers Square Dance, Lyons Elementary Gym, with Dave Guille-Caller and LeRoy Shade-cuer; 9:30 p.m., Anniversary program. Public invited.
Sunday, June 28, at 8 a.m., the 5K River Run, Ball tournament, 5 p.m., championship game, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Open House at Lyons Redstone Museum, 340 High Street.
Sally (Austin) and Sam Keane have returned from the Chicago area to attend the college graduation of their grandson, Corey from the University of Illinois. He’s the second child of Michael and Shellie Austin (Lyons 1983 alumni), who now lives in Libertyville, IL. We also welcome daughter Audra Austin Felt and family (husband and four children) who have moved back to Lyons, as well as Jesse, who now lives in Frederick.
When you see Marissa Davis of the Lyons Parks & Recreation give her a “big hug,” as she lost her lovely mother, Cindy Hamilton Gravert, age 57, last week to melanoma (a fierce cancer). Funeral services were held this past Monday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa. Cindy, the mom of Marissa and Catlin Masteller, lived in Lyons for many years while she was a chiropractor in the Longmont area. She was active in school, town, and historical activities. Cindy was always willing to help, and always had a cheerful smile. She was born July 24, 1955 in Davenport, and married Peter Gravert in 2007. She graduated from Davenport West High School and the Palmer College of Chiropractic. She worked as chiropractor, gemologist, retailer, and a restaurant owner. Cindy is survived by her husband Pete of Davenport; daughters Marissa (Jeremy) Davis of Platteville, CO, Catlin Masteller of Davenport, and Abbey (Joel) Lembert also of Davenport; two sons, Matt (Cathy) Gravert of San Tan Valley, AZ, and Nick (Mona) Gravert of Mesa, AZ; and a brother Mike (DeLise) Hamilton of Davenport. Memorials may be made to either Immanuel Lutheran Church or Genesis VNA Hospice Association.