About 150 people attended the first-day celebration at the Lone Butte Community Hall (LBCH) on Jan. 1 this year.
Eric Cameron returned again this year and gave 180 sleigh rides with his team of horses, as some folks went more than once.
There was a bouncy castle inside the hall with free coffee, hot chocolate and treats when folks were cold.
There were several small fires outside but next year there are plans for a Christmas tree bonfire where people can bring and dispose of their old Christmas trees.
There were fireworks at dark that were again supervised by members of the Lone Butte Fire Department.
Thanks also to the members of the Lone Butte, Horse Lake Community Association (LBHLCA) who donated their time to make this community event possible.
The winners of the LBHLCA meat draw were Chris Pettman and Linda King who each won half side of pork.
The lamb was won by Shawn G., the winner of the turkey was Brenda Kytho, and proceeds from the raffle will be used for LBCH kitchen renovations.
Cabin fever luncheon
The next community event is the senior’s cabin fever luncheon that will take place on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the LBCH with doors open at 11:30 a.m.
This year the Mill Girl Follies Can Can dancers will perform at noon and a lunch of ham, homemade macaroni and cheese with turkey soup will follow the performance.
Plans are well underway for a St. Patrick Day dance on March 16 at the LBCH and an LBHLCA potluck dinner on March 31 at the hall with doors open at 4:30 p.m.