Monday, October 14, 2013

Hundreds Attend Community Picnic to Celebrate the Village of Lyons 125th Anniversary

Hundreds Attend Community Picnic to Celebrate the Village of Lyons 125th Anniversary

Hundreds and hundreds of residents gathered in Veterans Park on Sunday to enjoy the Village of Lyons Community Picnic. Lyons hosted the event in honor of the Village’s 125th year as a municipality.

The eight hour event featured a wide range of family and children’s entertainment including Jump Houses, Local food Vendors, Live Music, Interactive Fire Department displays with equipment, a Historical Booth featuring pictures of Lyons through the years, and a special Door County Fish Boil presented by the Lyons Retirees.

Those in attendance were also able to browse a variety of historical art and photography put on display by the village showcasing Lyons’ rich history and traditions.

“This is so much more than a celebration, it is a way for us to honor the hard work and dedication that so many people have put into this town over the last 125 years, making it a place we are proud to call home,” said Mayor Christopher Getty.

Incorporated as a village in 1888, Lyons is a community rooted in rich history and it is a profound privilege for us be able to pay tribute to it, said Mayor Getty.

The community picnic is part of a series of events Lyons is hosting to help commemorate the 125th milestone.

Lyons will also be hosting an inaugural Dinner Dance Friday, November 15th at the Village Hall. Funds raised at this event will be put towards helping to restore the Hoffman Tower, one of Lyons most notable historic landmarks.  





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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Lyons hosts Community Picnic to celebrate 125th Anniversary

Lyons hosts Community Picnic to celebrate 125th Anniversary

The Village of Lyons will host a Community Picnic on Sunday Oct. 13th to celebrate the 125thAnniversary of the Village’s incorporation.

The picnic will be held at Veterans Park from noon until 8 pm and will feature a wide range of family and children’s entertainment including a Jump Houses, Food Vendors, Live Music, and a special Door County Fish Boil presented by the Lyons Retirees.

The picnic will also feature a beer tent and a variety of historical displays showcasing Lyons’ history and traditions.

Admission to the picnic is free of charge.

“The history of Lyons is embedded in the history of the entire Chicagoland and Southwest region,” said Mayor Christopher Getty.

“We are proud of what we have accomplished and built here in the village and we’re proud of our family oriented environment. We have a strong business community and a heritage that is second to none.”

Getty noted that the picnic is a part of a series of events that Lyons has been showcasing this year which marks the 125th year since the incorporation of the village in 1888.

“We also have an inaugural Dinner Dance that will be held in the evening on Friday November 15 at Village Hall to commemorate the 125th year milestone of the Village of Lyons,” Getty said.

“I think every resident of Lyons should be proud of what we have accomplished in Lyons and participate to make it an even stronger community.”

For more information on the Picnic and other events, visit the Village of Lyons website at www.VillageofLyons-IL.net.


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