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TEAM LYONS ADOPTS HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR

Emily Smith is a homeschooled senior. She has been a part of the UMHB Conservatory choir since she was eight years old and will miss singing with them once she has graduated (and is dreadfully disappointed not to get to sing with them in one last concert this spring). She has played piano since the age of seven and has taught piano lessons for the last two years at Wise Owl Academy. She has also been a member of the worship team at church since she was 12. Emily is an avid reader and will read just about anything she can get her hands on! She has been in several productions at Vive Les Arts over the last few years and enjoys musical theatre immensely. In her spare time, she also loves to volunteer and has been a member of the H.U.T.S. Excel Club (sponsored by the Noon Exchange Club of Copperas Cove) since it was formed in 2016. She was awarded the National Distinguished Charter Club President Award for the year she served as president of the club. Emily will be attending college this fall and plans on being an elementary school teacher.  Emily is pictured at left with Team Lyons director Jasmin Lyons.

TEAM JLYONS TO HOST WALK FOR LUPUS IN AFGHANISTAN

Commemorating World Lupus Day  ...  Dorothy Lyons will host a walk at Bagram AFB in Afghanistan.  Dorothy is one of the Team JLyons directors currently employed in Afghanistan.

TEAM JLYONS TO CANCEL PURPLE IN PARK EVENT

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life throughout the world. It has changed what we do and how we do it.  The event, Purple in the Park, commemorating National Lupus Month has been postponed to a later date.

TEAM JLYONS TO HOST HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Team JLyons will host a Holiday Bazaar on 28 November 2020 at the Copperas Cove Civic Center.  The event will raise money for My Brothers House Food Pantry and future Team JLyons activities.  CLICK HERE

TEAM JLYONS DONATES GIFT CARDS TO SENIORS

Team JLyons, as part of an effort to recognize members of the graduating class of 2020 initiated a Facebook contest for Seniors in the Central Texas community.  All the participants had to do was submit their name, school they attend and a short explanation of what "volunteering" means to them.  We read the entries selected four winners to award $50 gift cards.  Additionally, we put all the names in a hat and pulled a fifth winner.  Our winners selected were:

   Ryan Long, Belton High School (pictured at left)

   Lexi Hollingsworth, Copperas Cove High school

   Makayla Campos, La Vega High School

   Jamaica McDade, Belton High School

   Diand Cehand, Belton High School

Congratulations to all the winners.  PICTURES



COVID-19 HAMPERS AAU BASKETBALL SEASON

The Central Texas STARZZ youth basketball program, sponsored by Team Lyons, has been holding out hope that we would be able to continue the AAU youth basketball season. With the decision to permanently close school facilities and events for the remainder of the school year, and losing of our practice facilities, we do not see how the season can be completed. Our fifth-sixth grade boys team, coached by Joel Hanley and Mike Watson, were fortunate enough to get in some practices and the opportunity to play in two tournaments.

SHOUTOUT to CarolAnn Campbell Hone
7 May 2020. There are so many people doing great and wonderful things during this time of national emergency. Just want to give a shoutout to one of those people, my friend, Carolann Campbell Hone. Carolann has made and donated over 1,000 face masks throughout the community. When asked why, she replied "It’s just a small thing you know. We have to look after each other. I’ve lost count anyway. About a thousand masks since early March. A means to keep my hands busy. I sew because I can, but honestly, I don’t know if it makes a difference. A mask may not help, but it’s better than nothing at all. If just one person feels safer wearing one, then I helped one person. I believe we all have a purpose and need to pay attention when we are called. Sewing machine and bins of material equal masks. Nothing special really, but maybe I had a purpose."When I told her I needed masks for the volunteers at My Brothers House Food Pantry, she not only made them, she also delivered them. Such a great lady with helping hands and a caring heart. Thank you!