The Lyons Community Foundation Advisory Board is thrilled to connect with the community at events like the Easter Egg Hunt, the Artisan Market and the weekly concert series in Sandstone Park. We look forward to seeing everyone at LCF's and LEAF's second annual Hootenanny which will take place on Sunday, August 28th at River Bend. We hope to see you there.
Throwback to April...
The Lyons Community Foundation was pleased to partner with the Calvary Foothills Church to bring you a fun Easter Egg Hunt for the first time at Lavern Johnson Park.
LCF awards $7,500 to six high school graduates in May
Scholarships such as those endowed by generous families in our community act to give students some well deserved support to undertake the many challenges of going to college and beginning their careers. Scholarships are also excellent indicators of the hard work and dedication to future success that these young people have displayed. LCF began offering scholarships to Lyons area graduating seniors in 2009 with a single $500 scholarship. This year, the Lyons Community Foundation awarded $7500 in scholarships to six Lyons area graduating seniors. To date, $72,000 in scholarship funds have been awarded to 70 college bound students. Find out more ››
This photo was taken at the Awards Ceremony at Lyons Middle/Senior High School on May 11th.
Left to right: LCF Scholarship Committee Chair Gwydion Winklemeyer, LCF Chair Jeanne Moore, LCF Marketing and Communications Associate Tanya Mercer-Daty, LCF Scholarship Recipients Gage Basey, Kasey Knapp, Arjen Wynja, Issac Tostanoski, Gylian Hay and Cassidy Jennings Batts
For the 2nd year in a row, LCF partnered with the Town of Lyons to bring an outdoor Artisan Market to Bohn Park. This year, for the first time, LCF offered to serve food, as well as root beer floats. We would like to thank the Lyons Dairy Bar for donating 12 gallons of ice cream.
Board member and grillmaster, Gwyd Winkelmeyer, along with Sean Dunn, barbequed over 140 pounds of meat. Next year, we will be sure to prepare even more food as we ran out within a couple of hours.
In all, LCF raised $2,700 thanks to your generosity and support!
Check out the barbeque line.
LCF is fortunate to have so many great volunteers year after year.
Sandstone Summer Concert Series is back!
Since 2013, LCF has granted $33,000 to the Town of Lyons, in order to bring you the hugely popular weekly concert series in Sandstone Park. Thanks to your contributions [to the boot], LCF is able to provide stellar entertainment by local musicians. Please stop by our blue tent to connect with board members and enjoy refreshments and snacks. We have 7 more concerts to enjoy, every Wednesday at 6:30pm.
Community Support Grant Cycle opens August 1st
Applications for Community Support Grants will be available starting August 1st and are due September 9th, 2022. $42,000 in grants will be available to local non-profit organizations. This grant cycle only happens once per year. Electronic submissions are required; granting information and applications will be available at lyonscf.org, starting August 1st. Good luck!