Monday, November 18, 2013

Lyons hosts gala to raise funds for community programs

Lyons hosts gala to raise funds for community programs

The Village of Lyons hosted a charity gala Friday to celebrate the 125 years as a municipality and to raise money for local programs for youth, seniors and restoration of the Hofmann Towers in Lyons.
Residents, local business owners and elected officials were all present at the nearly sold out event held at the Crystal Sky Banquets in McCook.

“It is exciting to see local business owners, residents and elected officials coming together to support such a great cause,” said Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty.

Mayor Getty said funds raised at the gala would be allocated towards youth and senior programs as well as helping to restore Lyons most prominent historical landmark, the Hofmann tower.

Congressman Daniel Lipinski attended the event and addressed the guests at dinner where he reflected on Lyons rich history.

Congressman Lipinski said it was clear that Lyons was proud of their historical roots and the Hofmann tower and commended Mayor Getty, the village board and the residents in working so hard in wanting to preserve it.

Cook County Commissioner Jeffery Tobolski also attended the event and commented on the strong community togetherness in Lyons.

Commissioner Tobolski, who also serves as the Mayor of neighboring McCook, said it was incredible to see the cohesiveness within the Lyons community.

“I have had the privilege in working closely with Mayor Getty as we both share the common goal of wanting to better our communities,” said Commissioner Tobolski.

The gala was the last celebration in a series of yearlong events hosted by the Village honoring the 125-year milestone.

Guests enjoyed an elegant dinner and entertainment, including a performance by professional ballroom dancers and a lineup of live music.

Photo with Congressman Dan Lipinski; Courtesy the Village of Lyons



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