Santa and his elves were seen to make a stop in Lone Butte. Al Jones photo.

Excellent dinner enjoyed in Lone Butte

Al Jones’ regular correspondence for the Lone Butte area

My wife and I enjoyed two excellent Christmas dinners last weekend. The first was at Carefree Manor on Friday evening and the second was on Sunday evening at the Lone Butte Community Hall.

While both dinners were very good, as the Lone Butte/Horse Lake correspondent it is my responsibility to report on the Lone Butte dinner but it was nice to see so many people we knew at both dinners, including Doug and Pat Friesen who sang Christmas and other songs at Carefree Manor.

The nicely decorated Lone Butte Community Hall (LBCH) filled up quickly.

There were settings and free tickets for 125 people but Mary Carter reports that around 110 people showed up to enjoy a wide selection of salads, vegetables and desserts brought by the guests. The Lone Butte, Horse Lake Community Association (LBHLCA) volunteers cooked up several 4-H raised turkeys, ham, mashed potatoes, dressing and gravy which was just as tasty as last year’s dinner.

The dinner started at 5 p.m. and the highlight again was the arrival of Santa Claus (Dale Bachmier).

Each of the kids received a gift and teddy bear stuffy and several door prizes were drawn by Santa and given to the lucky ticket holders which included my wife.

In addition, the LBHLCA meat draw had an early draw for the turkey, which was won by Brenda Kylo. Tickets are still available for the sides of pork and the lamb which will be announced on Jan. 1 at the first day celebration. For more information call Mary at 250-395-1994.

Thanks to the LBHLCA volunteers who set up, decorated the hall, made the free Christmas dinner available to the community and also cleaned up the dishes.

The LBHLCA held their AGM on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the LBCH and I will report the election results in the next column.

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