Another week gone by. A busy one, too. The streets were filled with kayaks, canoes, and dogs. Lots of folks came to the Lyons Outdoor Games. Some liked it, some didn’t. The music was loud but good, and the fireworks seemed very loud (due, to reflecting off the hills), however, very enjoyable. These are the fireworks that had been in storage, since there was a fireban at the time of the Christmas parade, and the guarantee would have expired in six months. It was fun to see them, though, as it gave us spirit!
Living close to a park or school is always a pain to the nearby residents when large events are scheduled (when buying a home, you have to watch those things, if you want to have your peace and quiet).
BOHN PARK: For Lyons in 1996, to be able to purchase the twenty-five acres now known as Bohn Park was truly a godsend. Vic Olson owned the property and had sold it thinking the town would annex it for eight hundred houses; however, they wouldn’t, so he had to refund the buyer. Thus he sold it to the town, which got an emergency grant of $105,000 from GO-CO, and sold the three acres with house and buildings for the balance to Kathy and Jim Carroll. Thus the town acquired twenty-five acres of park land. All is well, of course, until the town has an event, then those that purchased homes nearby are impacted! What can we do? Get the event sponsor to consider the nearby residents as much as possible, have the cars drive slowly, watch where they put the loud music and beer festivities (the further away from homes, the better), and remember it will all be over in a day or two. Thanks to Dan Bruckner of A Spice of Life Catering who served the forty-five volunteer helpers who cleaned up the river from Black Hole to Meadow Park on Sunday. That was truly a big help. All should be back in place, and all survived, except one dog that escaped during the fireworks and got hit by a car.
A REMINDER TO THE HOMEOWNERS: Good Old Days is just around the corner (June 28 through June 30) and back in Bohn Park this year. And the Rockygrass and Folks Festivals are in July and August, plus some smaller events, all bringing people, cars, campers, dances, carnival, ballgames, which means NOISE! However, please be advised that Parks & Rec. sponsors these events to make money for other programs! We thank you.
MEMORIAL DAY: We honored all our service people, and said “thank you” and especially those who gave their lives for our safety. ServicemenLyons has lost: Vietnam War - Barry Thomas (Geneva’s little brother, and Ray and Frances’ son) in 1964, who lived in Berthoud at the time; Mickey Hawkins, class of 1972; World War II – Aldro Steadman (married Marie Sjogren); Jack Kelly, Jr. class of 1941; Jim Colt class of 1940; Hammans, uncle to Rick and Tony Hammans. We honor these folks and bow our heads in their memory.
THIS WEEKEND IS THE LYONS ART WALK
June 7, 8, and 9.
FRIDAY: Town Hall 5:30 to 7 p.m., Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission Art Show, followed by the 1st Annual Film Fest, 7 to 9 p.m., with activities all weekend. SATURDAY: Sidewalk sales all day downtown. The Redstone Museum is open daily, from June 1 through September 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. a place to learn the history of the area and to check the genealogy files. PLUS: Mayama Open House, Art Show at Ferg’s Inn, Garden Club Plant Sale at ReRuns, theatre and stories at Lyons Community Church, Kids’ Art Show at Lyons Dairy Bar, Art Show at The Stone Cup and Kitchen, Super Skywoman aka Coco Gordon & The Matney’s Red Piano & Art Show, 619 1st Avenue. SUNDAY: Clarfier Project, Student Recital at the Community Church, Photography at The Fork, Walk Around Lyons with Artists atThe Stone Cup, Death Café at Lyons Yoga & Wellness Center, SEE YOU THERE! Pickup up a flier at ReRuns.
THURSDAYS, through June 27, from 6:15 to 7p.m. RIVER RUN TRAINING GROUP with David Seldon. Increase your enjoyment of running. Advice includes workouts, running form, how to peak, race strategy, nutrition advice. Call (303) 823-8250.
GARAGE SALES CONTINUE: This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 7, 8, 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 306 Evans Street (south of the Post Office on the corner) with a heap of goodies and stuff. A benefit for the matching funds for the museum. You are also invited to bring your extra “stuff” and we will sell it for a good cause! Kunga's books an items are now available.
The matching funds are going along okay, inching up to the estimated amount needed of $8049. However, before giving up the sales, we will wait until the bids come in to see if it is higher or lower than estimated! The State Historical Fund Grants (from the gambling towns) of $54,148 are hard to get (tried twice) and harder to fulfill with all its historic requirements of deliverables, keeping to budget, etc. BUT WEWILL MAKE IT!
THE FREE LYONS/BOULDER SUMMER WEEKEND SHUTTLE RESUMES: The buses were full this past weekend with riders to the Lyons Outdoor Games. They will run on Friday evenings and up to twelve hours a day Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 31. Catch the shuttle at Lyons Park-n-Ride at Fourth Avenue and Broadway, and at the Boulder Transit Center at 14th and Canyon in Boulder, with stops along Highway 36 and Broadway. Timetables are available on the town of Lyons’ website, www.townoflyons.com, or phone (303) 447-2848.
FAREWELL OUR GOOD FRIEND, DON JOHNSON
We report that the memorial flower bed for Don has been finished, in front of Double D Accounting. As you go by, say a prayer for Don, Dee and family. Don was such a friendly guy, he is certainly missed. He was a great hugger, and I am treasuring my last hug from him during the last Chamber meeting. Those that want to give to Don’s memorial, send to Box 706, Lyons, CO.
YARD SALES at the Walt Self Senior Center have started on Saturdays, at 10 a.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. Bingo games at 3 and 6 p.m., all kinds of items are appreciated. Leave at Walt Self Senior Center.
YOUTH HIKING GROUP, TUESDAY, JUNE 11. Register at (303) 823-8250. All youth encouraged. It’s fun!
TWO ADULT CASINO TRIPS planned to the Reserve Casino in Central City are scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, and August 21. Cost of ride is $5. Sign up at (303) 823-8250.
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.
THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM IS OPEN DAILY Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., through September 29. Visitors last weekend were: Glen Spaur, class of 1941, now of Denver, but moving to Oregon to be with his daughters; Wilma Lowe Stangl and daughters of Westminster and Placitas, NM; relatives of Carolyn Schwilke from Oregon City, as well as folks from Zachara, LA and area towns.
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Summer Kids Kayaking Classes held in Meadow Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 4 to July 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. The class is $390 for Lyons residents and $500 for non-residents. Must have at least five kids to hold the class. A “Guppy Program” maybe offered later in the summer. Register for next class. (303) 823-8250.
UNFORTUNATELY, the free Hershey Track & Field Games scheduled for Friday, June 7, at the LHS Track field has been cancelled due to lack of interest.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 15, & 16, Sounds of Lyons Music Festival with MinTze Wu. Held at Rogers Hall and the Lyons Community Church. Cost is $20, buy tickets at ReRuns or The Stone Cup. Two free events at Bohn Park on June 15, consisting of “Music on Canvas,” and “Music on River.” A wonderful cultural program. Mark your calendar. Mintze Wu (professional violinist) has brought the town wonderful music the past five years, and is coming from her home in Taiwan to do it again! Plan to attend.
ART SHOW OPENING, Saturday, June 15, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Corner Studios, featuring Brizida Ahmsbrak, Rozie Vajda, and Julia Lunk. Plan to attend.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, is the next Chamber Social, to be held at the Marriott Hotel in Longmont with a joint meeting with the Longmont Chamber at 5 p.m. Plan to attend.
The benefit spaghetti dinner for Joleen Hutton at The Outlaw Saloon went well, with lots of folks wanting to help as well as lots of classmates and friends, with a raffle and silent auction. Sponsors were: Kathy Boone, Teresa Ribble, Deanna Johnson, Casey King, Jodie Eggerling, and Pam Maestas. Music was provided by T Moody. Thanks to all.