An important part of Lyons’ charm is its sense of history. Offering the same event for 37th years, without dramatic changes, is one way to keep a part of the past in the present. At holidays especially, people appreciate the sense of continuity and connections to the past.The 37 Annual Lyons Depot Library Holiday Bazaar fulfilled this ritual, with its hand-made gifts and time-honored traditions. The event is organized by the Lyons Depot Library staff and volunteers. It included over 42 vendors. In addition to the merriment, this year’s bazaar generated a net income of $1,836 for the library, a small increase over the 2010 bazaar’s net income.
Santa has come and gone, the decorations are down, and the many elves who worked to create the Holiday Bazaar are taking a break before the next library fundraiser – the annual book and bake sale at Lyons Good Old Days.
The Library staff, Board and Friends of the Library would like to thank the following people for their support in creating charm and raising funds for the library. And to thank again our friend Gerald Mack for his many years of volunteering at the bazaar and so many library events. We stand on your shoulders, Gerald.
Many hands make the Bazaar not only possible, but magical.
Advertising and PR: Stephanie Kurland, Sandra Cordova, Marissa Davis
Setup and/or take-down: Casey Smith, Ken Clark, John Collins, Dan Barnard, Mary Jane Howell, Boy Scout Troop 61, Loretta Milburn, Joanne Barnard
Library Table: Chong Glade, Bonnie DiSalvo, Mystie Brackett
Arts & Crafts Donations for Library Table: Carol Rufenach, John Martin, Tracy Ingold, Barbara Yoshimura, Brenda Davis, Carrie Davis-Gonzales, Bonnie DiSalvo, Melanie Smith
Breakfast & Lunch Caterers: Robin Young, Nancy Liquori, Abbie & Joni
Music: Debi Stevenson, The Quarry Gals
Authors: Bobbie Heisterkamp, Leslie Goodwin, Nancy Mervar, George Moore, Carol Devenir, Mark Andreas
Digital Photos: Cathy Rivers
Also available for public perusal at the Bazaar, were three volumes of photos, articles, letters and other ephemera compiled by Loretta Milburn, President of the Friends of the Lyons Depot Library. These historical treasures will continue to be available at the Library.
Again, many thanks to all who contributed, who came for the good times, and who contributed to the fabric of community.