We are proud of you winning over Akron, 15 to 8, and in the strong winds, you perservered! The wind was so terrific, I almost got blown over, but was rescued by Scott Leiding and son, Jerry.
Wow! The TV said it blew 84 mph, and the papers said 60 mph. Thanks to the school for opening up the field so we could sit in vehicles around the field to watch the game. Lions, we are proud of you! The next game is at Burlington, 180 miles to the east, this Saturday at 1 p.m. See you there!
LYONS CHAMBER NOVEMBER SOCIAL was enjoyed at Pizza Bar 66 with ReRuns as the co-hosts. Thanks for a great evening. Also, held the same night was the Boulder County Open Space Cropland Policy Session in Boulder, as well as the Zero Waste Workshop, encouraging county residents to recycle and compost food scraps, dishes, empty boxes, support materials for programs, as well as all recyclable materials.
SAD THAT THE LYONS POST OFFICE had to cancel their re-cycle bin, due to someone taking the discarded mail with addresses. Luckily, since it is mostly Box Numbers, they can’t do as much harm. Our thanks to Sam Tallent and Dave Hawkins, who furnished the container and recycled all that mail the past several years. A good thing gone bad!
THE LYONS PARKS & REC. COMMISSION held their monthly meeting Monday evening, expressing their sadness at the death of the ultimate volunteer, Wayne Werner (Visitors’ Center, Fitness Center, Skateboard Park, The Golden Gang, Meals on Wheels, etc.).
Since the Visitor’s Center was named after Frances Brackett, the Commission decided to enhance the fountain in Wayne’s honor, since he loved to try to keep it going. It will be fixed to run the year round, lighted, with benches, and a memorial plaque. Folks may donate to this project to honor Wayne by sending funds to: Wayne’s Memorial, Box 49, Lyons, CO. The fountain will be dedicated during the Lyons Good Old Days.
THE TOWN’S RIVER PARK GRANT has gone in with notification of awards to be received on December 14. Go-Colorado has designated $18 million for such large projects throughout the State, with 61 applications vying for funding. The Town’s project comes to over $2 million with 10% matching funds. So we hope for the best!
Debi Stevenson, the author of the new family-friendly musical, “The Ride with Santa,” that will be held at the Longmont Theatre, Dec. 8-18, says they need “gobs of envelopes, any size or color, for the show”. She solicits all envelopes, odds and ends, leftovers or assorted, for letters to Santa as part of the show. You can drop them through the door slot at The Language Shop at 314 Main Street, Lyons. Thanks.
COMING THIS SPRING
An irrigation system in Bohn Park will help the garden, the park, along the river, at the host’s trailer, and more. A much needed project indeed.
A PROFESSIONAL FIRM WILL BE HIRED to operate and enlarge the Outdoor Games held in Lyons during the second weekend in June, bringing more people in town to enjoy Lyons.
THIS SUN., NOV. 20, is the Pre-Thanksgiving Pie Contest at the Stone Cup. Public tasting begins at 11 a.m. There are three categories: fruit, pecan, and pumpkin. You may enter pies in one or more categories. The winners will be chosen by 3 p.m. Pies will be for sale, and the proceeds will benefit the Parade of Lights. Bring two identical pies in disposable pie tins (one for judging, one for sale) between 6 and 10 a.m. For more information, call 823-2345.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2011 HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST are available until Dec. 9, with judging to take place at dusk on December 14. Any residence or business that has a Town of Lyons electric bill is eligible to enter. Prizes will be awarded.
DONATIONS ARE BEING SOLICITED FOR THE FIREWORKS and can be sent to: Lyons Parks & Recreation Dept., Box 49. Watch for the “Lyons Lights” show, put on by Kyle Miller, now in its third year!
PAM PLATZ SATTLER, former Lyons resident, who lives in Alaska, announces Santa’s Letters and Gifts for sale from the North Pole, featuring Personalized Santa Letters, Alaska Cuddle Packages and ornaments. Go vist the web site: www.santaslettersandgifts.com to purchase some exciting gifts for your loved ones.
DON’T SWIPE THE POST OFFICE PENS!
2011 LYONS HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS
“Silver Bells, Electric Lights” Saturday, December 3
The bright glow of the holidays is once again coming to the Town of Lyons in early December! We will once again be having Lyons Lights in Sandstone Park. Bring family and friends to enjoy a colorful, exciting dancing light display synchronized to music. Lyons Lights will take place on Thursday December 1, and Friday, December 2, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and on Saturday, December 3, from 5 to 6 p.m., and then again from 8 to 9 p.m.
New this year, are holiday special glasses that transform Christmas lights into a magical message. Glasses will be sold for $2 each.
On Saturday, December 3, don’t miss the 38th Annual Lyons Christmas Bazaar. The Bazaar will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Sunday, December 4, at the Lyons Elementary School Gym. The event is sure to provide hours of great holiday shopping with many unique handcrafted items to browse. Don’t miss out! Baked goods and crafts are being solicited by the Lyons Historical Society for their booth at the Bazaar. Call (303) 823-5925 for a pick-up.
The highlight of the weekend is sure to be the Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 3. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be filled with illuminated, colorful floats, many of which will be decorated in the theme of this year’s parade “Silver Bells, Electric Light.” Register today!
Be sure to catch live music and carolling following the parade at approximately 7:15 p.m. in Sandstone Park at the Raul Vasquez Community Stage before the fireworks. Among those performing this year will be the Lyons High School Choir.
At approximately 7:40 there will be a wonderful fireworks display made possible by donations received from local supporters. The parade awards ceremony will take place at approximately 8:05 p.m. on the Raul Vasquez Community Stage, awarding the outstanding parade entries of 2011.
The evening will wrap up with Lyons Lights in Sandstone park from 8 to 9 p.m.
CASH FOR SNACKS will benefit the Lyons Historical Society, with The River Church providing hot chocolate for a donation and the Historical Society selling their goodies (cupcakes, cookies, and candy) in the Visitors’ Center vestibule. Stop by!
THE GOLDEN GANG will have their Bazaar and a chili lunch at the Lyons Oddfellows Lodge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A fundraiser. Stop by.
DREAM TRIP OF A LIFETIME!
Priscilla Cohan, Director of the Lyons Clarifer Project and local potter, has returned from an 18-day trip to England and Ireland, and declares it “An Opportunity of a Lifetime.” She visited London with friends from Boulder (Charlotte LaSasso and her family). They visited London for five days where they rented a flat near Kings Cross, which was centrally located and easy to visit many museums by foot and by subway.
While Charlotte and family went on to France, Priscilla traveled by train through Wales where she caught a ferry to Dublin, Ireland. In Dublin she walked along the River Liffey, toured Trinity College, museums, libraries and parks throughout the city (she notes that all museums in England and Ireland are free).
From Dublin she took the bus to Galway City on the western coast of Ireland. priscilla spent a day walking around this lovely coastal city and was very fortunate to visit, via a short bus ride and ferry crossing, Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay. After a day on Inishmore, she traveled north to Counties Sligo and Donegal. She spent one night in the grand hospitality of a family she met through www.couchsurfing.org and then met her friends from Denver (Rian Kerrane and Eric Waldemar, and their nearly three-year old daughter, Oonagh), who were terrific hosts. With Rian she visited Carrowkeel, the site of several tombs that are nearly 5000 years old. Rian and Eric are living in Donegal while they are on sabbatical from the University of Colorado in Denver where they both teach art. Priscilla also saw the historic Glenveagh Castle, walked through a peat bog, and visited several coastal towns in County Donegal. She says, “Donegal is a beautiful area that absorbs you with its rich colors and subtle ancient textures.” She took advantage of various hostels for lodging. Priscilla is very grateful she was given such a great opportunity to explore this magical region in the company of friends. She is now back to her pottery skills where she is the artist for the the Parade Awards for the Lyons’ Christmas Parade of Lights, and, of course, the Clarifer, though her thoughts are still with the Emerald Isles.
George Frederick Sharman IV and Robyn Lyn Falke of Lyons were married on Sept. 24. Congratulations.
Glen Howard Lenzen, Jr. and Elizabeth F. Dodds of Lyons were married also on September 24.
Ruth Major now of Walsenburg, visited the Lyons Golden Gang for lunch last Friday. Ruth and her husband lived on Second Avenue in Lyons for several years and moved to Walsenberg fifteen years ago. She started the Lyons Video Project (later passed on to Kathleen Spring); wrote the Lyons Directory, and attended the Lyons Methodist Church. She says “Hi” to all!
Steve Readmond and sons, Henry and Roy of Los Angeles, California visited his parents, Dean and Elaine Readmond and brother Ron and family last weekend, being here for the exciting Lyons/Akron football game. Steve, a Lyons graduate in 1979, well remembers the Lyons/Akron rivalry. Lyons was State runner-up in his years of high school in 1978 and 79.
COLEEN (DRAGE) SHELINE passed away November 11. She was 85 years old, the granddaughter of John and Clara Parks who operated the Parks Grocery, Columbine Café and Rooming House, on the south side of Lyons Main Street from 1925 to 1946; the daughter of Lyons longtime postmasters (1936-1959), Leonard and Luella Drage, and sister of Robert Drage. She was a graduate of Lyons High, Class of 1944, and married Bud Ewy in 1948 (deceased in 1965), who had the mail route from Lyons to Allenspark. Their three children are: Leonard of Ft. Collins, Donald of Walden, and Leslie of Longmont, and are also graduates of Lyons (1967, 1970, and 1972). Memorial service to be held at Howe Mortuary, Friday, December 2, at 11 a.m.
SYLVIA LINK passed away November 2, at the age of 78 years. She was born in Boulder on May 25, 1933. She is survived by sons, Rob, Ted, and Zack;, three grandchildren, Tyler, Ryan and Victoria; and brother, Wallace Tanner. Her family lived in Nederland before moving to Boulder. She graduated from Boulder High School in 1950, and graduated as Salutatorian of her class at the University of Colorado. She married Robert Neil Link in 1955, when she began antiquing. She and her sister, Hope, operated “The Blue Willow Antique Store” in Lyons, which they sold to Marguerite Peoples in 1977 for The Lyons Café. (where Dee’s Accounting is now). She then moved to East Lyons in the Honeyman building (where the Boat Store is now). She would travel hundreds of miles to attend her sales, waiting in line for hours. She moved to Colorado Springs in 2005, and opened her third successful antique shop. Contributions may be sent to The 700 Club, c/o The Christian Broadcasting Network, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, Va 23463. A celebration of Sylvia’s life will be held Saturday, November 26, at The Broadmoor Hotel in the Ross Room from 3 to 6 p.m.
WAYNE WERNER: Nearly 500 friends and family honored Wayne Werner at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Longmont last Saturday morning. Pastors Kent Schnegelberger and Roger Krause officiated. They related Wayne’s willingness to volunteer, help, assist, operate, wherever and whenever he could. A very heartwarming ceremony for our Lyons volunteer, who will sadly be missed. We received some letters and calls expressing their shock about the death of our good friend, Wayne.
Merlyn of the Lyons Depot Library writes: “I was saddened to hear of Wayne’s death, and know his passing is a tremendous loss for the community. Many people may not realize how enthusiastic he was about preserving the history of the area, and his devotion to keeping the Visitors’ Center restrooms accessible throughout the year (visitors will certainly notice the difference, although they may not know why). I still remember when he first moved to the area, and all his questions, questions, questions about EVERYTHING. One of Wayne’s pet projects was identifying the many small, forgotten ‘farm’ graveyards left behind by pioneering families. He was also fascinated with the three-volume Dunning history of the St. Vrain Valley. I’m sure he had entire sections committed to memory. But aside from all these manifestations of the ‘public’ Wayne, he was just a plain ole decent, approachable, entertaining, and interesting person to share this life with. Regards, Merlyn”
Debi Stevenson writes: “I’m SO SORRY ABOUT Wayne. I’m so sad. Another friend gone. He’s one of the good guys. Take care.”
RUTH CORWIN saw the sign on the median: “Thank You Wayne, You will be missed”. She hadn’t seen the paper and was really shocked. As were others.
We can certainly assure Shirley and her family that Wayne was dearly loved and appreciated. His numerous good deeds will be hard to fill. You name it, he has done it. THANK YOU WAYNE, YOU WILL BE SADLY MISSED.