By Al Jones
More than 300 people attended the Halloween party at the Lone Butte Community Hall on Oct. 31.
The doors were open at 6:30 p.m. and the biggest hit inside the hall by far this year was the large bouncy castle. The children were lined up, while Natalie and Jodie Sass supervised the numbers of ghosts and goblins allowed in at any one time.
Mary Carter, who was selling community association memberships with Howie McMillan, said this was like the early Halloween celebrations back at the turn of the century.
Outside the hall, the Lone Butte Fire Department members were cooking hotdogs and hot chocolate and had three campfires going. The plans for a bonfire changed because the wood was just too wet to light.
Fire chief Jon Grieve said it took 45 minutes with a tiger torch to get the soggy wood to burn in the metal barrels.
The firefighter mascot Sparky from 100 Mile House was handing out Fall Home Safety information booklets and was posing for photos with the children.
The event wrapped up at 8 p.m. with the always popular fireworks. The crowd cheered and applauded at the conclusion of the show.
Goodie bags and prizes for the best costumes were handed out and everyone had a really good time.
Al Jones is the Lone Butte correspondent.