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Lyons to hold events for Hofmann Tower restoration, 125th anniversary

Published: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:52 a.m. CDT

LYONS – The village of Lyons will hold a series of events this fall to honor its 125th anniversary and to raise funds for the restoration of the Hofmann Tower.

Planned events include a community picnic Oct. 13 and a formal dinner dance at Village Hall Nov. 15. Mayor Christopher Getty unveiled the plans to more than 40 residents outside Hofmann Tower Aug. 18. 

“This is a wonderful moment to look back and celebrate 125 years of rich history, but it is also a wonderful moment to be able to stand on the brink of new history and come together to shape our future,” Getty said. “For decades, the Hofmann tower has been a historic landmark in Lyons and a symbol of our endurance, our strength and our heritage."

The Oct. 13 picnic at Veterans Park will feature historical displays, entertainment for all ages and food, including an authentic Door County fish boil hosted by the Lyons Retirees.

The Nov. 15 formal dance will take place in the community rooms at Village Hall. All proceeds from the dance will be dedicated to community programs, senior projects, youth events and the restoration of Hofmann Tower.

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