Yea, for the Bluegrass Festival. Folks came from near and far, and all had a great time. It was a wonderful experience to hear those noted singers.Francine Ingram Brant, who formerly lived on the Planet Bluegrass property when it was owned by W. A. and Betty Bellar is always thrilled to drive one of the shuttles. The festivals are putting Lyons on the map and help with that much needed sales tax for the town.
However, a lot of folks were complaining that the streets were filled with festival goers parked there all day, which left no place for other cars to park and make purchases. When you count the 500 or more cars parked on all the streets in town each day that should have parked in Bohn Park (3 days x $5.00), that is actually a lot of money for the Parks & Rec. coffers, not counting what was lost when there was no place to park and shop. Yes, the town should address this issue and enforce the parking to require festival goers to park in Bohn Park. It isn’t Planet Bluegrass’s or the festival-goers fault.
To come to Planet Bluegrass, is a unique experience, and the Town should be apprised of all funds possible.
THIS THURSDAY, JULY 29, CONCERT-IN-THE-PARK
Aloha fun-loving folks, we are excited to let you know about a show coming right up, this Thursday, July 29. It is the first annual Lyons Luau at the Vasquez Stage in Sandstone Park. Beginning at 6 p.m., you’ll see four bands featuring ukuleles and lots more.
The lineup includes Lyons’ own Rue with David Richey, Nine Dollar Shawl (banjo/banjo-uke old-time songs), Gadzukes!, and Chris McGarry, who is an honorary Lyonite. The show is free and open to all, bring friends, families, picnics, leis, grass skirts, coconuts, and have a ukelicious time! Aloha!
Next Thursday, August 5, will feature Romano Paoletti Band.
MUSIC AT THE STONE CUP – Friday, July 30, from 6 to 9 p.m., with Bonnie & the Clydes (Honky Tonk). Cost is $5.
THIS SATURDAY, JULY 31, local dance enthusiasts Drew Biel, Lyn Gregory and Baby Grace will host an outdoor dance, pot luck and old-time music jam at their lovely home on Apple Valley Road just a few miles from downtown Lyons.
All friends and family are invited to attend this public dance and all are welcome! The dance will be outdoors in the shade on level grass. Water, tables and chairs will be provided. B.Y.O. food, drinks, water bottle. For more information, read this week’s Community Bulletin.
THIS SATURDAY, JULY 31, due to Gym Construction, The Red Rock Ramblers’ “Modern Western” square dance will be held at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue, Longmont, Colorado, featuring caller Scott Bennett of Oklahoma, and cuer Arlin Sample of Greeley.
A big crowd enjoyed dancing to caller Dan Nordbye and cuer Ed Glenn last Saturday with dancers from 20 Colorado towns, and Arnold, Nebraska. The Columbiners Club of Boulder, were the hosts. Thanks went to Vicky McCarthy, School Monitor, for the Lyons dances.
To settle the confusion, there are two kinds of square dancing; old-time dancing, like that to be held up in Apple Valley where all ages and all dancers can go and have a good time. The caller will get you through the dances: square, contra, or Virginia reel, and you will have fun. You don’t have to know what to do.
Modern western square dancing is more advanced and requires lessons. One has to learn 65 calls by attending weekly lessons from September to April, then you join a club, and dance with the Red Rock Ramblers or hundreds of other clubs throughout the state and nation.
That is the difference between old-time and modern western square dancing. Both are lots of fun, cheap entertainment, good exercise, and a friendly atmosphere. Try either kind of square dancing!
Mark your calendar to attend the benefit dinner and dance for Jerry and Debbie Tabor, with Brent Boland’s band “Water Tower” from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 8 at On The Rocks.
Silent auction items are needed, contact Cheron Boland at 303-823-6816, or leave items at On The Rocks a day or two before hand.
Food will be served by On The Rocks at a nominal fee. Checks can be made out to the Lyons Community Church, or Jerry & Debbie Tabor, and sent to P.O. Box 593.
We need to help this couple who had the upset of their lives. Can you imagine all your collections burning up! Our hearts go out to them, and we want to help. Thanks to all!
THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM is open daily, June through September. Hours are Mon. through Sat. 9:30 a.m. tp 4:30 p.m., and Sun. 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Out-of-state visitors have been: Vance French and his sister, Sherry French from Granbury, Texas; folks from Eugene, Oregon; San Angelo, Houston, Alvin, Texas; East Aurora, NY; Houma, La; Chandler, AZ; Chugiak, Alaska; Chanute, Kansas; Emery, SD; Amarillo, TX; Chicago, Ill; Stevens Point, WI; Adlington, England; Cocoa Beach, Fla; Powell and Cinti, Ohio; Albert, KS; Santa Cruz, CA; Clovis, NM; the Hahn family from Hellsborough, La; and Gary and Sandy Secrest from Los Alamos, NM.
As well as folks from various Colorado towns (Jeff and Carroll Sandlin from Cincinnai, Ohio, visited John and Kim Tutor; Olive (Veith) Martinez, of Northglenn, Class of 1956; Gary Secrest, Class of 1969; Glen and Laurie Spaur (class of 1941) from Denver; Tom Bird from Thornton and his sister, Caroline Bird Kuhrt from Parker, CO (relative of Dude Bird\Smead family). Classmates Joyce (Huss) Jones, Theresa (Hall) Garner Dorothy (Dirkes) George, and Rethal (Sisk) Morris from Colorado Springs who met each other at the reception tent during the Good Old Days visited the musuem.
Last Monday, Joe Rogers from Maryland, who went to the Bluegrass Festival, visited the museum with his brother, Cook of Boulder, to find the history of the MJ & Lee Scanlon family, for his girlfriend, Tracey Smith, the granddaughter of Leona (Scanlon) Dunbar, whose family operated an armored car service in Hartford, Connecticut.
Leona was one of the Scanlon children who all grew up in Lyons, Colorado. The children were: Leona, Marguerite, Jack, Donald, Robert, Dorothea, and Helen. Robert (Bob) was one of the first graduates of Lyons High School in 1921. Helen graduated from Lyons in 1928. The Scanlon’s where a very prominent family that had a lot to do with the formation of Lyons.
MJ came to Lyons in 1889, and operated his first store out of a tent with $300 of notions. They operated the Golden Rule Store where the outdoor market is, which burned in December, 1905, causing the death of Leonard Lyon, the son of Edward S. Lyon. The store then moved across the street, west of the St. Vrain Market, until MJ’s death in 1941. His wife, Lee, died in 1956.
Their family home is now the Music-Japanese Lessons home on Main Street, owned by Debbie Stevenson. The men promised to return with the Scanlon great granddaughter, Tracy.
LIONS GOLF TOURNAMENT A SUCCESS
The 16th annual Lyons Lions Club Golf Tournament held Monday was a success with a lot of golfers participating and all having an enjoyable day. The event resulted into raising some funds toward two $1000 scholarships the Club presents to Lyons High graduates on Awards night.
According to Ken Cinnamon, Chairman, the Lions wish to thank all the Sponsors of the event.
The Club has for sale: “Double Gateway to the Rockies” Cap for $12 or a visor for $10. Call 303-823-6925 or purchase them at Clark’s hardware.
The Lyons Lions Club meets regularly and is a service club for the Lyons Community, as well as various national projects. Those interested in joining are welcome to call 303-823-6925
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
The Ohm Salon + Gallery is moving to 441 Main Street, and will hold a grand opening on Saturday, August 21, with the 2nd annual “Naked in Lyons” art show from 5 to 9 p.m., with wine and hors d’oeuvres.
The salon features a full range of hair services with chemical-free hair color, organic nail care, eyebrow waxing, lash tinting. The phone is 720-220-0311. Owner Jul Swann has been located above the Lyons Pharmacy, and will move to where Visability has been. Visability, (John Burk and Janice Gavin) who make items for National Public Radio has moved their operations to the back building, creating another retail on Lyons’ Main Street, thus the Ohm Salon + Gallery.
THE 2010 LYONS HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY BBQ will be held on Friday, September 10. The Boulder Sheriff’s Office is soliciting donations to provide food for all who attend (around 1500 folks). Send donations to the Lyons Community BBQ, Box 49, Lyons Colorado, or drop checks at the Lyons Town hall.
WHERE IS LARRY QUINN?
We have been missing Larry Quinn about town and found out he has journeyed overseas on six trips to Mongolia, Africa, Morocco, China and Spain on environmental jobs, already this year. His wife, Linda Backup, is a prominent heart doctor at Longmont United Hospital. Their daughter, Megan, graduated from Colorado College, worked in Ecuador, taught English in Spain for a year, spent several months touring Europe (two weeks with classmate Jena Olson), and is now home applying to law school.
A busy family. Larry especially misses The Lyons Café where he met many of his co-horts.
CONGRATULATIONS TO GENEVA THOMAS, who was presented the Caring Friend Award on Friday by The Golden Gang.
A first. Geneva was awarded for hospitality, hosting her annual picnic, sending cards, keeping everyone posted on day light savings time, up-coming events, as well as sharing recipes, poems and songs, helping her neighbors, and more. A job well done! Yes, Geneva, you are very deserving, and we congratulate you.
Several July birthdays were celebrated with the Lyons Golden Gang: Don Hunt, Vance French, LaVern Johnson, Sarah Borst, Wayne and Shirley Werner, Opal Jackson, Dewey Montez, Bob Spence, Don Colard, Barb Matthews, Wynn and Marilyn Vaughn, and Chastidee Bulkovatz.
We remembered Maxine Gardner, Wanda Carter, and Frances Thomas, who have passed away, but also had July birthdays. Happy birthday to all.
Thanks to all for the birthday cards, bouquets, and dinner for my birthday last Friday, and for the musical message over the phone (but I did not recognize the docile tunes, so thanks to whoever). Yes, we are glad to have birthdays, as we don’t like the alternative.
THE AUGUST BIRTHDAYS WILL BE CELEBRATED next Friday, August 6, at noon, at the Senior Center. Those wanting to have lunch with the Golden Gang should call 303-823-6386 the day before.
WATCH FOR THE DATE
We hear that the Outlaw Saloon will sponsor Texas Hold’em poker sessions for seniors this fall and winter on a Sunday. Keep an eye out for more information. Sounds like fun! A large group of players gather at the Outlaw four nights a week for Texas Hold’em. Some are real serious, even though there is no money exchanged.
THANKS TO ON THE ROCKS from the Seniors who enjoyed a lunch there on the last Wednesday of the month, and to Oskar Blues for lunch on the first Wednesday of the month. The seniors certainly appreciate the free lunches by these two businesses.
MINNIE’S RED HAT LADIES enjoyed visiting Bentsen’s Sculpture Park in Loveland last week, and eating at the famous Black Steer Inn. A great time!
Several friends and relatives attended a birthday party for Jase Guntle, son of Jackie and Tim Guntle, in Johnstown on Sunday, who is four years old (his brother Zach is 6 years old).
Congratulations to Kristine and Dan Bruckner of Lyons, their son Travis Patrick, was born on July 15 at Boulder Community Hospital.
Dan and Kristine live in Lyons Valley Park; he operates the Spice of Life Catering, and has been very generous with his donations for our charitable functions. Kristine has volunteered for the Kids’ Garage Sale. Our congratulations.
We express our Sympathy to the family of Ray Colard, born October 3, 1921, who passed away July 21, 2010. He lived with his wife, Marjorie, on a ranch at Stove Prairie, west of Masonville.
Ray was the son of Arthur and Annie Colard, who came from Limon, Co., and homesteaded on the Little Thompson River in 1918, there were five children at the time. Through the years, seven more children were added to the family and many more acres added. Art’s brother, Honora and Eleanor owned the old Rowell Ranch, which was later purchased by Art and Annie. The Rowell house being over 100 years old, was, at one time, a toll house.now owned by Marie (Gordon) Baker.
The older Colard children attended the one-room Silver Dell School, which was built by homesteaders. The schoolhouse was moved to the Colard Ranch around l931, closed in 1941, and later destroyed by arsonists.
Raymond was sixth of the twelve children born to Arthur and Annie: Eleanor, Clair, Leonard, Donald, Thelma, Raymond, Inez, Roy, Gerald, and Leon. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, his son, Dennis and wife Kim, two grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and one brother, Donald Colard, who is 92 years of age of Lyons, and many nieces and nephews. All other siblings preceded him in death.
A memorial service and reception will be held Saturday, August 7, at 10 a.m. on the Colard Ranch Stove Prairie, Colordo. Friends may send contributions to the family at www.bohlenderfuneralchapel.com.