Monday, August 19, 2013

Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty details 125th celebration events and restoration of Hoffman Tower

Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty details 125th celebration events and restoration of Hoffman Tower

The village of Lyons is set to host a series of events this fall in honor of the Village’s 125th Anniversary celebration and to raise funds for the restoration of the Hoffman Tower.

Events will include a community picnic October 13th in Veterans Park and a formal dinner dance at the village hall on November 15th.

Mayor Getty unveiled these plans to more than 40 residents outside of the Hoffman tower Sunday.
“This is a wonderful moment to look back and celebrate 125 years of rich history, but it is also a wonderful moment to be able to stand on the brink of new history and come together to shape our future,” said Mayor Getty.

Mayor Getty said these events gives us the opportunity to rededicate ourselves to our heritage, our history and our values.

The October 13th community picnic in Veterans Park will be outfitted with historical displays, entertainment for all ages and food, including an authentic Door County fish boil hosted by the Lyons Retirees.

Mayor Getty detailing plans for the restoration of
Hoffman Tower, and events to celebrate the Village's
125th Anniversary

The November 15th formal dinner dance will be held inside the community rooms at the village hall.
All proceeds raised from the dinner dance will be dedicated to community programs, senior projects, youth events and the restoration of Hoffman Tower.

Restoring the Hoffman Tower has been a goal for the village for quite some time, said Mayor Getty.
The Village plans to use the anniversary to make people aware of the funds needed to renovate the tower and to help initiate a long term restoration schedule.

“For decades the Hoffman tower has been a historic landmark in Lyons and a symbol of our endurance, our strength and our heritage,” said Mayor Getty.

“Lyons has made great strides these past few years and we have great promise. We must continue to prosper,” said Mayor Getty.

“Working together there are no limitations to the advancements this community can make.”


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lyons Introduces New Community Market

Lyons Introduces New Community Market

LYONS, IL (August 1, 2013)—A new Community Market will be held in Veteran’s Park in the Village of Lyons on Mondays, from August 12th through October 28th, from 8 am until 1 pm.  Veterans Park is located at 8225 Ogden Avenue.    

"The Community Market offers something for everyone," said Lyons Village Mayor Christher Getty. "Commuters will be able to enjoy free coffee for their morning commute at the new market while making a quick stop for fresh bakery items, fruits and vegetables, that were baked or  grown locally."

Pulled pork sandwiches and a variety of other savory fare will be available for picnic lunches in the park or to take home to share with the entire family, Getty said. Homemade items, such as breads, Italian specialties, salsas, olive oils, preserves and sauces, as well as gourmet popcorn are sure to please even the most discerning of appetites.

Officials of the Lyons Public Library will also be on hand to talk about upcoming programs and provide library cards to avid readers of all ages at the new market. Home gardeners will be able to add to the beauty of their homes with a variety of perennials, small shrubs, hanging baskets, and flower arrangements provided by garden centers and the local florist.

The Lyons Community Garden will share information about their current garden project, which includes donating food to local food pantries, and community sustainability goals.  More information regarding volunteer opportunities and various fundraisers will also be available.

Last, but not least, there will be a variety of handcrafted items such as jewelry, aprons, greeting cards, and scarves at the Community Market.

For additional details regarding the Lyons Community Market, or to become a vendor and receive an official application, please email:

"What I want to do is strengthen and expand our services for our residents and give Lyons a family environment that will set it above other communities," Getty said.