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LYONS COMMITS TO ITS CHARITIES IN A BIG WAY
by Kathleen Spring

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It's the big event of the year, when locals dress to the nines. The tickets sold out in days to the annual Lyons Community Foundation Gala in November at the Lionscrest Manor. Twenty-two grants were awarded to local non-profit organizations who help make life better for Lyons citizens. LCF gave grants to promote non-profits to support their goals in the areas of public gardening, history preservation, senior meals, arts and cultural events, school-children projects and wellness. The LCF raised money through individual donations and multiple fundraisers throughout the year. The 60 items in the silent auction at the gala brought in approximately $11,000, plus the profits from $50 ticket sales.

This year's board consisted of Mystie Brackett, Roger Flynn, Pat Journeay, Nancy Hammans, Clark Hodge, Jocelyn Fankhauser, Bill Palmer, Monica McGuckin, Monique Sawyer-Long, Kurt Udovich and Jayne Rhodes. Representatives of each charitable group came to accept checks (see photo) are Stephanie Busby, Sandra Cottrell, Andy Doering, Rev. Claire Drewes, Garmina Fairfax, Joscelyn Fankhauser, Sam Holloway, LaVern Johnson, Jenn Moore, Anne O'Brien, John O'Brien, Cathy Rivers, Kim Doering, Bronwyn Muldoon, Anne M. Mikoni, Kathleen Spring, Steve Simms, Jonelle Tucker.

The organization representatives said that they would not have been able to partially or fully execute their project if it had not been for the assistance of the community fund.

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