Official Communications from the Town of Lyons

 5-year Flood Commemoration in Lyons

Monday, September 10 | 10 to 11:30 a.m. | Bohn Park


On Monday, September 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Governor Hickenlooper will join state and local officials to commemorate the 5-year anniversary of the 2013 flood event, with a visit to Lyons. All are invited to Bohn Park to reflect on the past five years of recovery, rebuilding and resiliency.

Hickenlooper to Commemorate 5-Year Flood Anniversary in Lyons

Art at River Bend

Art at River Bend

August 26 | 12 to 6 p.m.

Art at River Bend is a collaboration between the Boulder County Arts Alliance and the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission.

This annual event is held along the North Saint Vrain Creek at River Bend, on Sunday, August 26 from 12 to 6 p.m. Dozens of artists of all mediums will have work for sale: paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, fiber and more! The emphasis of this year's event is the sale of quality fine art. Previously, art selection was obtained through by open call-for-entries; this year, art featured at the event was hand-selected by invitation only.

Gourmet cheese selections and charcuterie will be provided by CURED, and libations from Spirit Hound Distillers will be available for purchase.


VOLUNTEER!

Volunteers are needed for this fun event! Contact Crystal Polis if you are available to help.

2018 Art at River Bend >>


LCF Grant Opportunities

Lyons Community Foundation Grant Applications Available Now


The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) is pleased to announce our 11th Annual Community Support Granting season. Applications for Community Support Grants are available online now and are due September 10, 2018. These grants are available only once per year and must be applied for at this time. Electronic submissions are required; granting information and applications are available at www.lyonscf.org.
The LCF’s Community Support granting program focuses on their mission to improve the quality of life, build a culture of giving, and encourage positive change for the greater Lyons area. Eligible for grants are non-profit organizations in the greater Lyons area who have 501(c)3 status or a sponsoring organization with 501(c)3 status, government agencies, and schools.
In 2017, Community Support Grants totaled over $30,000 and were awarded to 14 individual projects. Some of programming that was funded in 2017 included support for LEAF (Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund) and the Lyons food pantry, the Town of Lyons/Parks and Recreation: Sandstone Concert Series and Parade of Lights, Lyons Elementary School, Lyons High School, Lyons Volunteers, and the Lyons Historical Society. None of this work would continue without the dedication, inspiration, hard work, and financial support of Lyons area citizens. LCF is grateful for the abundance of area citizens dedicated to performing inspired work.

Grants Review Committee Applications being accepted

Are you new to Lyons? Are you looking for opportunities to learn about the community enriching project ideas led by LCF grantees? Are you in search of a small way to give back to the community? If so, we welcome community members to apply to be on the Grants Review Committee. Commitment is two evenings in September. Applications are available at www.lyonscf.org and must be submitted by September 4, 2018.

LCF Grant Writing Seminar-free and open to the public

On August 27th from 6:30-8 pm, from The Lyons Community Foundation will be offering a free grant writing workshop to all interested grant applicants. This seminar is intended for anyone considering applying for a grant, improving on a previous submission, or putting the finishing touches on an application. While not required, grant applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop. Professional grant writer Lori Stott will guide attendees on best practices and how to make the most of their grant proposals. Please RSVP by August 25th to Don Moore, LCF Grant Committee Chair to confirm your spot: donmooreokay@gmail.com. Feel free to indicate any specific questions or topics you would like covered.
Lori Stott has worked in the nonprofit sector for almost 30 years as a grant writer, program director, and development director. With a Master's degree in Nonprofit Management, Lori currently consults with small to medium-sized nonprofit organizations in the area of board development and fundraising. In this free workshop, Lori will share her insights and advice about writing winning grant proposals. You'll walk away with solid advice on how to write a great grant, top 10 tips for success, and perhaps some new inspiration.


Lyons Lions Football Community BBQ

Friday, August 31 | 5 to 7 p.m.


Kick-off the 2018 Lyons Lions football season with an evening of fun! On Friday, August 31, Lyons football will face Holyoke High School for the season's home opener. Beginning at 5 p.m., a community BBQ will be held at the Lyons Middle/Senior high field, preceding the game's 7 p.m. kick-off. Along with lawn games, burgers, and a DJ, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office and Lyons Fire Protection District will have trucks and equipment, including a SWAT armored vehicle, for attendees to view up-close. In addition, the Honor Guard will be revealing the Sheriff's Office new flag for the first time!

Cost of admittance into the community BBQ and game: $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and students. 

Don't miss this fun family event, to celebrate community and support your Lyons Lions!


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