Community lunch a great way to make new friends

Community news from the Lone Butte and Horse Lake area

New area residents Jeff Mitchell with his son

New area residents Jeff Mitchell with his son

The community lunch on Oct. 2 at the Lone Butte Community Hall did not have quite the turnout that was hoped for, but for those who did come out, new friends were made, snow blowers and wheelbarrows were sold and a lot of hotdogs were consumed.

Everyone was met with smiling faces and a big thank-you goes out to Barry Jewitt from Old Dutch for his generous donations, and to all the volunteers from the Lone Butte Horse Lake Community Association (LBHLCA) who made it happen.


Halloween dance

The Lone Butte Historical Association is holding a fundraising Halloween dance Oct. 29 at the community hall.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with music by Mark Allen starting at 8 p.m. and winding down sometime around midnight. There will be prizes for the best costume and a silent auction.

Get your advance-only tickets from Kelly’s Whistle Stop, the Lone Butte General Store, or Nuthatch Books in 100 Mile House. No minors will be permitted. Call Al Jones for more information at 250-395-5193.


Pot luck supper

The next community event to get people out and connected will be a pot luck supper to be held on Nov. 20.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and dining to begin at 5. Bring enough of your favourite meal to share and a few goodies for dessert.

What a fun way to get to know more people in our area and have some good food at the same time. Coffee and juice will be provided and there just might be some music for dancing if anyone wants to get up and have some family fun. Call the writer for more information at 250-644-1555.


AGM slated

Elections will be held at the (LBHLCA) annual general meeting Nov. 8.

Folks can nominate and vote for someone they know, or throw their own names in the hat to be part of the association.

Membership is always an option for those who are unable to give any of their own time, but would just like to support their community volunteers. Call the writer at 250-644-1555 for more information.


Craft fair

Dec. 3 will find the Lone Butte Community Hall full of Christmas delights ready for purchase at the annual Christmas Craft Fair. If you are interested in participating and displaying your Christmas creations, call Pat McKay at 250-395-2114.


Heating system

The community association has been looking at installing a newer, energy-efficient heating system for the hall.

Anyone who would like to look at the issue and put a quote in to do the work, or contribute their knowledge on this subject is asked to call Christine Reed at 250-395-9039.


Coffee with MP

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod was available to chat over coffee at Kelly’s Whistlestop Cafe on Oct. 14.

With her assistant Lynda Krupp taking notes, subjects of discussion included recycling, fuel prices, the criminal justice system, health-care issues and the long gun registry.