Harvest Dance an important fundraiser for historical association

Community news happening around the Horse Lake Lone Butte area of the South Cariboo

This load of illegally dumped garbage was found on Crown land along Watch Lake Road. This time

This load of illegally dumped garbage was found on Crown land along Watch Lake Road. This time

The Lone Butte Historical Association (LBHA) is holding a harvest dance and fundraiser on Oct. 19.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck supper at 6. Mark Allen will be belting out some tunes with all proceeds going toward historical association projects.

Tickets are available from the Lone Butte General Store, Lone Butte Sporting Goods and Birch Avenue Barbershop in 100 Mile House.

Get your tickets now before they are sold out. This is an adult-only event.


Election results

Recently, the LBHA held its annual general meeting during which Al Jones retained his post as president, Shirley Canning stayed on as vice-president, Gayle Jones will continue as secretary and Verna Desjardine will count the money as treasurer.

Directors will be Anna Granberg, Bob Cockram, Mary Carter and Chris Schmidt.

Thanks go to all of you who work so hard to preserve the history of our community.


AGM scheduled

Please mark your calenders now for the upcoming and very important Lone Butte-Horse Lake Community Association annual general meeting on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

All meetings are important to our community but the AGM is even more so, as important elections and crucial decisions are made at that time.

If the community association applies for any grants from any number of different sponsors, one of the things that is looked at is membership numbers and attendance at local functions. It basically boils down that if you don’t have the numbers in a community, you won’t get the financial support to keep things going.

So, even if you haven’t come out to any other meeting all year, but would like to support your community, pay your $5 membership fee and attend the AGM.

By doing this, you will show that you care about our community and it will help keep funding and events in our little old community of Lone Butte.


Craft and flea market slated

Horse Lake Elementary School is hosting a Flea Market and Craft Sale with a concession on Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If anyone has items or baking that they would like to donate to the school community tables, they would be gratefully accepted. You can rent your own table for $10.

For more information, contact Jan Simpson at 250-395-1380.


Meat draws

Bi-weekly Sunday meat draws are being held at the Iron Horse Pub from 1 to 3 p.m. with the next one on Oct. 13 to raise money for the Lone Butte Fire Department.

Fire chief Jon Grieve wanted to remind everyone that Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6 -12 and for people to be vigilant about preventing kitchen fires, as they are one of the leading causes of home fires.


4H banquet

The Lone Butte 4H Club would like to thank everyone who supported them this year.

Members had a great year and did extremely well at Show and Sale in Williams Lake in August with a Grand Champion in Fancy Doe class, Reserve Grand Champion in Commercial Rabbit class and second in Small Engines.

Club members would like to remind everyone they still have club raffle tickets for sale with the draw happening on Oct. 20.

Anyone who is interested in 4H is invited to come to their year end banquet on Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lone Butte Community Hall.

Please contact Heidi Meier at 250-395-6039 for information on the banquet or 4H in general.