Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Flood Relief for Lyons, Colorado

In mid-September, a massive flood in Lyons, Colorado, caused immense destruction. Local residents were evacuated from the foothills town and were displaced for almost two months because of the loss of basic services such as water, sewer, electricity and gas, not to mention the many homes and structures that were completely destroyed. Two of Cheribundi's employees resided in Lyons at the time of the flood, so our small company felt the impact of this natural disaster first hand.

As the clean up and restoration continues, some shops in the downtown area are attempting to get back to business. We happily donated cases of juice to the St. Vrain Market and Deli to help them replace stock they lost in the flood. 

On Saturday, November 16, we were invited to their Grand Reopening Celebration. We sampled juice and talked with residents and volunteers about the rebuilding efforts.

The customers and employees are big fans of Cheribundi!

This little girl loves the original tart cherry juice!

Connie (center) and her employees model their custom shirts and Cheribundi cherry logo buttons.

Other vendors included Oskar Blues Brewery serving root beer floats, Rocky Mountain Way Agave sweetened ice cream, and Saag Deli Meats.

In addition, a local shirt vendor made special batik t-shirts just for Lyons with the phrase "Lyons Strong," which as become a rallying cry for the rebuild efforts.

Peak to Peak Batiks

If you would like to know more about the flood or help in the rebuilding effort in Lyons, Colorado, try these links:

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