Christmas craft fair coming up in Lone Butte

Al Jones’ regular correspondence for the Lone Butte area

By Al Jones

ln spite of the rain and mud, the Halloween event in Lone Butte continues to grow each year.

Community Association treasurer Howie McMillan estimated attendance at the event was up fifty percent over last year.

The outside laser tag was reportedly the big hit of the evening.

Christmas craft fair

The always popular Lone Butte Christmas craft fair tables are already sold out, so mark Dec. 2 on your calendar.

There will be lots of Christmas gift ideas, so be sure to check out the Community Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. this year.

Admission is free and there will be a concession.

Christmas dinner

The Lone Butte annual free family potluck Christmas dinner is at the Community Hall on Sunday, Dec. 10 with the doors opening at 4:30 p.m., dinner is at 5 p.m. and Santa arrives at 6.

Due to fire regulations, there are only 120 free tickets available so call Mary soon at 250-395-1994. Guests are asked to bring a salad, vegetable or dessert; The rest of the dinner and refreshments will be supplied by the Lone Butte, Horse Lake Community Association (LBHLCA).

Pork and turkey raffle

The Community Association raffle tickets are now available for five dollars at the Lone Rock Cafe and the Lone Butte Sporting Goods locations.

First and second prizes are a 4-H raised side of pork and third prize is a 4-H raised turkey.

The Lone Butte 4-H will be hosting, ” Photos with Santa” on Sunday, Dec. 17 at the hall after lunch.

Bonfire, fireworks and more

This year the Community Association will be having a first night celebration on Jan. 1 at the Community Hall.

There will be a bonfire, fireworks, bouncy castle for the kids with hot chocolate and treats.

This community event will start at 3:30 and end at 6 p.m.

AGM

If you enjoy any or all of these events, including Lone Butte Rocks, please remember to attend the LBHLCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Hall, on Friday evening, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.

Without lots of community support at the AGM, funding for all these family events may not be available next year.

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