Lone Butte column

Christmas celebrations in full swing for Lone Butte community

Six-and-a-half-week-old Clark Farmer was quite comfortable in Santa's arms at the annual Lone Butte community Christmas supper at the community hall.

Six-and-a-half-week-old Clark Farmer was quite comfortable in Santa's arms at the annual Lone Butte community Christmas supper at the community hall.

Only a couple of weeks until Christmas – it’s hard to believe we have gone from those hot summer days to Christmas in such a short time.

I hope you are getting your cards done, gifts bought and gatherings with friends and family planned. I am not very good at slowing down myself; however, I hope we will all take a few moments and reflect on the season and all the blessings each of us can be thankful for.

Christmas concert

Horse Lake elementary students have been busy practising for the upcoming Christmas concert on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.

Everyone is invited and there is also a 12:30 p.m. dress rehearsal the same day for anyone who is unable to attend the evening performance.

Come and see what the students have put together this year. It is always entertaining.

Full house

It was a full house for the annual community Christmas potluck supper at the Lone Butte Community Hall this year.

There were many new faces from the community who attended and it was so successful there may have to be tickets given out to accommodate everyone and track attendance for next year.

There were many delicious dishes to choose from and a huge thank you goes out to the community association, which hosts the event and put it all together.

O.U.T. wrap-up

The Other Unusual Talent (O.U.T.) gals had another wonderful year-end wrap-up with their annual Christmas potluck luncheon.

Once again, I was lucky enough to attend and enjoy a few of their delicious treats. This was their last gathering until the new year when they will resume their first and third Tuesday gatherings on Jan. 7.

They will be dedicating one of the Tuesdays each month to do some quilting and the quilts will then be given to people in the community who are battling cancer. Whether you can sew or not, this is a worthwhile cause and people are invited to come and cut fabric, lay out patterns, or just sit and have coffee.

Pat McKay would like to thank everyone who comes out and supports the group and wishes everyone a very merry Christmas.

Food/gift hampers

If you would like to donate cash or items for any of the gift hampers that will be given out in the community, you may drop off items at the Lone Butte General Store, Cariboo Consignment and Gifts, or at the local fire hall on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m.

The Lone Butte Fire Department and the Lone Butte Horse Lake Community Association are both gathering for this worthy cause, so if you would like to be part of the giving, contact Chris Schmidt at 250-395-2006 or Jon Grieve at 250-395-6665.

Complimentary alarms

The fire department would also like to remind everyone to check their fire alarms, and if they are needing a new one, they have some at the fire hall that are available for seniors and anyone who is in need of a replacement to keep their family safe.

Belated 50th

A happy belated birthday goes out to Tom Gallagher who recently passed the big half-century milestone. Many more to come, Tom.