A reporter from the Daily Camera was in town this past weekend and asked me what is Good Old Days? It made me think that with all of the emphasis on events and bringing visitors to Lyons, this event at its heart is about celebrating this small town. And what a celebration it was this year. I never thought that in a single day in Lyons there would
be a Guinness Book of World Records set and a flash mob dance pulled off to perfection. The carnival was great fun and the re-introduction of wristbands made the parents smile. The kids got to play games and win prizes at the Kids Space at the Elementary School organized by the River Church. Down on High Street, the music was red-hot and the Chamber-managed beer tent a friendly place to stop for a cold one. Ms. Laverne and the Historical Society organized class reunions and a talk on historic Lyons. The square dancers were in fine form on Saturday night. And for those up early on Sunday, it was a perfect day for the race.
As Ms. Laverne said, “It’s great to have Good Old Days and great that it’s over.” It takes a lot of effort and good will to organize, so on behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to thank everyone involved, and in particular Parks and Recreation director Dave Cosgrove and his staff, the Chamber of Commerce, the River Church, Ali and Jasmine from Mayama Studios (check out the flash mob video on the Town’s Facebook page if you missed it), Sketch-A-Palooza organizers Jeff Gagliardi and Clark Hodge, the Lyons Historical Society, all of the sponsors, and everyone else that helped out and showed up!
Mayor Julie Van Domelen