event. “We’ve been part of the social fabric of this small community for fourteen years, and tonight was an incredible statement of how this community can come together and rally for a common cause.” said Katechis.
Lyons residents Dan Lee, Tracey Sobel and their two children were returning from a softball tournament in Colorado Springs when a car driven by an uninsured drunk driver veered into their lane, crashing head-on into the family vehicle, sending all four family members to the hospital. Dan, who supports the family through construction jobs, was the most severely affected, with a shattered pelvis, hip and broken leg. The rest of the family suffered injuries ranging from broken bones to multiple internal perforations.
The benefit concert featured regional favorites Bonnie & The Clydes, Crow Radio, and Interstate Stash Express. The fundraising concert was organized by local community volunteers with all of the musical talent donating their time and resources. Proceeds will help pay for extensive hospital bills and loss of work while both parents recover.
“The town of Lyons amazed me last week!” said Lauren Ling, event organizer. “The outpouring of support for the family was overwhelming, and truly showed how strong our community can be.” Donations for the family may continue to be made to the Lee/Sobel Family Fund, 1st National Bank, PO Box 578, Fort Collins, CO 80521.