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By Mildred Lykens
Lyle News 

Paying tribute to tractors


It’s all about tractors! The theme for this year’s Lyle Pioneer Days is “A Tribute to Tractors” and will honor the parade’s Grand Marshalls, George and Patsy Van De Vanter. It all starts at10 a.m. on the corner of 7th and Washington Streets and ends at the park where numerous vendors and entertainment will be waiting. This year the Simcoe Boys and The Grateful Growlerz will be at the pavilion. It’s all happening on Saturday, May 25, so get your glad rags on and hurry on down. Souvenir buttons will hit the streets early and be in the businesses downtown. This year there is one lucky button that will bring its holder a whopping $25! So make sure you buy one, or two…or? Anyone wishing to enter in the parade can just show up and be designated a spot. (Hopefully not behind the horses.)

To add to all of this frolic and fun, the Twin Bridges Museum has a great deal for you. When you get ready to enjoy the festivities of the Lyle Pioneer Days, start by visiting the museum’s basement for a downhome Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast. It is planned so that you can get your meal and still have time to find a good spot for the parade. There’s nothing better to start off your day than with a satisfied tummy. While you are there you can climb the stairs and see all the work some of the board has been doing in the new displays. I will let you know the price of the meal next week, but I assure you it is well within your budget and well worth your time.

Get your gloves, rake and scrub brush ready to join those dedicated in keeping the Lyle/Balch Cemetery Clean. They meet this Saturday, May 18, first at the cemetery and then at the Columbia Grange for a potluck/business meeting get-together. Bill Hamm and Barbara Sexton have shown great dedication as their roles as president and secretary/treasurer but wish to step down. They asked to have someone else take the reins and allow them the “retirement” they deserve—and are more than willing to stay on long enough to train the volunteers.

The Old Lyle Elementary School Supporters (OLESS) Board is seeking candidates for a part time contract position as Activity Manager for the Lyle Activity Center. Job description and how to apply are available on their website:


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