Amazing, I was lucky to have seen daredevil Nik Wallenda walk across the Grand Canyon on a two-inch wide cable on the Discovery Channel Sunday evening. He walked a quarter of a mile, 1500 feet above the Grand Canyon, holding a long a balancing rod. It took him twenty-two minutes, and kneeled twice to get the “rhythm out of the rope.” He was murmuring prayers
along the way, and stepped slow and steady, but jogged and hopped the last few steps. Nik, age 34, is a seventh-generation high-wire artist and is part of the famous “Flying Wallendas” circus family, which is no stranger to death-defying feats. He transversed Niagara Falls a year ago. I hope you had it tuned in.
LYONS GOOD OLD DAYS ARE HERE!
Here it is the 37th annual Lyons “Good Old Days” this weekend. We have all been working hard, and hope it is successful. The Lyons Historical Society sends out around 2000 cards to those connected with Lyons, or who have visited the museum the past few years. The Red Rock Ramblers send out 1000 cards for our Saturday square dances. At least the Lyons Post Office is benefiting from “economic development” and we hope all other local businesses are too. The Parks & Rec. have had some articles in the papers, but as yet I have not managed to get anything in the Times Call or Boulder Camera. Disheartening, they don’t care about the “little” guy. However, I’ll see you at the Lyons Good Old Days.
SATURDAY JUNE 29, at The Stone Cup & Kitchen Enion Pelta-Tiller and Sara Hart will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Teddy Carr, the Fiddling Star, will perform on Sunday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to noon.
LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM has had more visitors than usual. Thus endorsing the town’s effort for more visitors, an increase in sales tax, and overall general upgrade of Lyons businesses. Visitors this past week included relatives of George Sittner (class of 1970) from Chillicothe, Ohio; Ernestine Fisher, the niece of 1928 graduate Jenny Johnson, who brought some artifacts and clothing from Boulder City, Nevada; as well as forgien visitors from Ontario, Canada and England, and visitors from Nebraska, Kansas, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, Michigan, and California. This doesn’t even include those visitors from area towns.
The museum, the town’s 1881 schoolhouse, located at 340 High Street is open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., through September 29. Come get a history lesson on the Lyons area, also book sales and gift shop. Stop by
RED ROCK RAMBLERS
A good crowd enjoyed square dancing to Mike Hogan of Omaha, NE, who drove the five hundred miles to call for our dance! With folks from twenty-seven Colorado towns and Mesa, AZ; Coventry, VT; and Rapid City, SD. The Rocky Tops Club of Denver served as hosts. A great time was had by all. Carolyn Quinn of the Northeast Council presented Mrs. LaVern with a bouquet of appreciation.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29, is the 55th anniversary of the Red Rock Ramblers Square Dance Club, and we are being honored by the Lyons Historical Society as Mr/Mrs Good Old Days with other long-time organizations. The Good Old Days Square Dance will be held at the Lyons Elementary School gym. Rounds with Leroy Shade at 7:30 p.m., and squares at 8 p.m., with Dave Guille of Cheyenne, and a special program at 9:30 p.m. Folks are invited to the festivities, just walk in, have a seat and snack, and help us celebrate.
HISTORY OF THE RED ROCK RAMBLERS
Ms. LaVern’s aunt and uncle, Bud and Frances Emmerling came from San Diego in September of 1958 and wanted to find a square dance, which we did after much searching. In October we attended the beginner classes with Vaughn Parrish, and had so much fun that we started our own club in the newly built HS gym. It had no bleachers, no cafeteria, no paving to cover that “red” mud. We had lessons, club dances, and because it was “cool” in Lyons started the Saturday dances in the summer. The cafeteria was built in 1967, the High School moved in 1974, and thanks to the School District for renting us the building, we are still there, with wooden floor, big fans, and good crowds of dancers. Thus we have square danced for fifty-five years and counting, with fun and fellowship, and good exercise. And now we book professional callers and cuers who make their living traveling from one state to the other. Our thanks to Terri Weir-Cashier since 1983, and co-horts Gary and Nell Coffey, Jim and Bonnie Pardy, and Vi and Lynn Andrew who have helped keep the dances going.
LYONS GOOD OLD DAYS is in Bohn Park next to the multi-use field. See page twelve of this edition of The Lyons Recorder for a full calendar and schedule!
PARTICIPANTS NEEDED to make these camps happen:
• FITNESS BOOT CAMP, Sandstone Park, for adults, 18 and older. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. $12 per session.
NEW BASKETBALL COACH!
We are pleased with Andrew Smith taking over as head basketball coach for Lyons High School. He has been the assistant for the past six years, was a Lyons star while in high school. He feels Lyons should have a good team this year with returning seniors Heath Fessenmeyer, Logan Watson, Trent Poulsen, and junior Zach Christiansen. Smith graduated from Lyons in 2001. We welcome him and wish the team well.
THE LYONS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION HOSTED a dinner at the Farmette, Wednesday evening for the contributors to their foundation. A gala event, which helps keep the LCF going, donating to area non-profits. Thanks to all!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
At the Lyons Redstone Museum, LaVern Johnson will answer various history questions at 1 p.m., starting Wednesday, July 10, and every other Wednesday. Call (303) 823-5271 if you plan to attend.
SUMMER HISTORY DAY CAMP at the Lyons Redstone Museum. If you haven’t already reserved a spot for this year’s history camp with camp director Kathleen Spring, the reservation forms are now available to fill out at the museum. She asks that you confirm your reservation by paying the camp fee this coming week. This year kids will learn about covered wagons traveling the west, as well as the history of Lyons and its quarries. Only four spots left. Parents can register their children, ages six to nine, for the Summer History Day Camp, July 29 through August 2, by calling class instructor Kathleen Spring at (303)823-0997.
LYONS FARMERS MARKET celebrating community through food and music will be held this summer by organizers Betsy Burton, of the Lyons Farmette, and Nicole Bookman. The market will be on Thursday evenings (July 18 through August 29, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.) in Sandstone Park in conjunction with the Sandstone Summer Concert Series. There will be several local farms as well as a different food truck each week offering a picnic dinner at each market, and they are currently looking for other local businesses to be represented at the market. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Nicole at (720) 556-2021.
THE LYONS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE enjoyed meeting members of the Longmont Chamber last Thursday, at the Marriott Hotel Suites. A big crowd enjoyed snacks from the Texas Roadhouse and Old Chicago restaurants. The Longmont Chamber has about two hundred participants at their monthly meetings. They collect dues, hold fundraisers (helping out the Humane Society with a dunk tank, popcorn, and donations), and advertise the town. Thanks you Marriott Hotel.
THE JULY CHAMBER SOCIAL will be held mid-July, at the Stone Mountain Lodge with co-hosts: Lyons Properties-Pam Solman, Oskar Blues, and the Lyons Historical Society. Stay tuned for more details.
LYONS LIONS CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT on Monday, July 29. Register now for the annual tournament at Lake Valley Country Club Golf Course off Highway 36, between Lyons and Boulder. Starts at 7:30 a.m. Prizes, favor bags, hats, etc., and a great day of fun. Space limited to 32 teams, call (303) 823-6925 to register, or see Lon at Clark’s Hardware. This is a fundraiser for worthy needs in the Lyons area.
THE 68TH NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION is this weekend in Oklahoma City, about 400 Coloradoans are headed that way for the festivities starting on Thursday, with about 6000 in all.
CRAYONS TO CALCULATORS is being held from now until July 31, with folks asked to donate paper, pencils, crayons, and money to fill back packs for the 15,000 students of the St. Vrain Valley and Boulder Valley School District who are financially burdened. Help supply this special program, contact Lauren Bean at (719) 271-1711, or leave donations at 820 Main Street in Longmont.
THE FREE BUS SHUTTLE on weekends is now available by the hour between Lyons and Boulder. Get times at www.townoflyons.com.
Jean and Leon Misiukiewicz of Cornelius, North Carolina, have been visiting their daughter Lora and Bob Gilson, and children Jack and Kate. They have enjoyed a week of ball games--American Legions and a girls fast pitch softball tournament, and attended the Chamber social at the Marriott in Longmont.
VANCE FRENCH has returned from Milliken, Texas, visiting his parents and his sister. He also met his newly born great nephew.
LYONS 37TH ANNUAL GOOD OLD DAY ALUMNI CLASSES MEMBERS
A ceremony will be held at Lyons Redstone Museum (1881 schoolhouse), 1 p.m. Sat., June 29, 2013 honoring Alumni Classes: 1933, 1943, 1953, 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003, 2013.
CLASS OF 1933: Leona Andrews, Shirley Brackett, Edith Clark, Bud Hervey, Leonard Loukonen, Virginia Marshall, Evelyn McCoy, and Ila Stevens
CLASS OF 1943: David Colt, Charles Dunfee, Berene McConnell, John Goodman, and Robert Van Pelt
CLASS OF 1953: Rosemary Bachy, Darlene Cink, David Brodie, William Brodie, Carolyn Friend, Theresa Hall, Jody Morris, Ernest Simkins;
CLASS OF 1963: Arlyce Eliasen, Nancy Endres, Ron French, Delores LaFollette, Jim Martin, Chester Murphy, Kenneth Northway, Flora Noyes, Sharon Pigeon, Sharon Smith, Roy Tabor, Margaret Vantine, Jerry Walker, Mike Ward
CLASS OF 1973: Robert Bachy, Teresa Bevill, Robert Boddy, Brenda Boone, Cherilynn Bouricius, Barbara Burkholder, Marilyn Bryan, Lon Clark, Terry Colard, Dennis Deveny, David Divine, Jennifer Goodfain, Mark Graham, Thomas Harlow, Kelly Holtwick, Janette Jenkins, Ronald W. Johnson, Nikki Jones, Harold Junge, Sandra Kay, Karla Kobrick, Linda kruise, Dennis Maurer, Lonnie Monroe, Colleen Morris, Janet Schroeder, Linda Sittner, Scott Stebins, Clifford Tilson, and Margaret Wechsler,
CLASS OF 1983: Michael Austin, Holly Boland, Jody Brown, Donna Buchanan, Laura Campbell, Sean Chastain, Traci Connelly, Phillip Decker, Mark Elliot, Dan Elwood, Richard Ernst, Kelli Flores, Jeff Geear, Debora Geist, Patrick Gilbert, Debra Gleesing, Polly Griffith, Jay Haines, Lee Hall, Joel Horihan, Derrick Johnson, Charla Johnson, Kody Kerwin, Traig Kylo, Cynthia LaFollette, Rebecca LaFollette, Robert Laws, Donnie Miller, John Moody, Terry Moore, Dawn Parks, Deydra Payne, Ronald Readmond, William Rowley, Tom Sloan, Julie Stack, David Tice, Tonya Ward, and Karen Wilson
CLASS OF 1993: And Adams, Jodi Allen, Christine Alm, Robert Anthony, Elizabeth Basiliere, Callie Befus, Melissa Boone, William Byers, Chris Callendar, Tracy Carlson, Jesse Crenshaw, Daniel Dunston, Dustin Fait, Marci French, Stanley Glade, Daniel Gosnell, Ann Hall, Matthew Harvey, Heather Hoeffner, Ryan Hudson, Daniel Kloosterman, Tatjana Kowala, Aaron Lawson, Jason Lytle, Rebecca Martinez, Travis Mason, Brandon Mauck, Trisha Miller, Dale Morris, Heather Nelson, Michelle Nelson, Troy Pickens, Troy Reed, Jeremy Rickman, Jennifer Roberts, Eric Rogers, Jay Schilling, Richard Utsler, Aaron Visconti, Amy VonFeldt, and Rebecca Worrell;
CLASS OF 2003: Stacy Adams, Tonya Berton, Nicole Boggs, Derik Bonestroo, Amanda Boone, Jacqueline Carnahan, Eri Casey, Michael Cook, Brett Cordova, Kelly Crowder, Zoe Cullie, Jacob
Dickes, Colby Easley, Mattahew Enders, Lauren Forsberg, Ladd Gillies, Holly Haakenson, Brent Hammans, Cody Hartung, Anthony Hendricks, Kyle Hill, Stephanie Hillard, Apollos Hinshaw,
Christopher Jacobson, Joshua Johnson, Alyxandra Keith, Robert Kissel, Brittney Lohr, Marissa
Masteller, Abby McDonald, Sean McDonald, Charles Moore, Stephan Moskal, Gina Olson, Eric Owen, Nicole Peronto, Jeremy Peterson, Stacy Pralguske, Andrew Psyhos, Patrick Roe, Kathryn Rohs, Brenton Russell, Corey Sailer, Dane Shockley, Chad Smith, Lisa Strachan, Tyra Sutak, Christopher Swink, Miriah Trevithick, Abraham Vasquez, Lucille Vasquez, Dylan Walters, Melanie Wardal, Amanda Webster, Austin Wing, and Ryan Ziffer
CLASS OF 2013: David Anderson, Jacob Anderson Arling, Robert Azaltovic, Edward Baisley,
Lucille Banta, Nola Basey, Cassandra Beam, Erik Blair, Justin Boldt, Ryan Boucher, Amber Boyington, Jared Burton, Luis Cano, Emma Chaney, Taylor Cramer, Samuel Crowley, Zachary Danduran, Cathyn Deter. Larisa Dreyer, Matthew Falce, Austen Fankhauser, Ryan Finn, Emily Garcia, Genna Gibson, Brian Grubb, Cody Helms, James Hinker, Clint Hirschfeld, Connor Hodge, Joelle Holst, William Housley, Morgan Hunter, Melissa Jansen, Kayce Johnson, Brittany King, Erin Kurland, Maria Lang, Piper McCall, Joshia McNulty, Michelle Mikoni, Kelsey Miner, Hazel Myers, Lane O’Connor, David Plute, Emily Puzo, Matthew Radich, Olivia Raspotnik, Forrest Simpson, Bradly Smith, Isabelle Struss, Sage Sundrud, Hayley Theriault, Kelten Tschanz, Zachary Tucker, Isaac Vahlenkamp, Rebecca Weglarz, and Megan Wissman