Lone Butte news

Storage shed, picnic table work underway at Lone Butte Community Hall

Residents may have noticed Greg Flannery’s excavator digging around the Lone Butte Community Hall (LBCH) early on May 17.

Greg leveled two areas on each side of the hall for the new storage shed and the picnic tables.

The old tables had rotted away a couple of years ago. They are being replaced this year thanks to BC Gaming and Cariboo Regional District grants.

Greg also dug a new drainage ditch for the revitalization of the old riding arena behind the LBCH.

New businesses

Lone Butte residents have been hearing the rumours for a couple of weeks now and we can confirm the Iron Horse Pub will be re-opening soon under new management, so watch for advertisements.

The Prospector has opened in the old consignment store location next to the post office and sells rustic, vintage and reclaimed collectibles.

Lone Butte Rocks

Lone Butte welcomes the new businesses and both will be on the Poker Run at the next Lone Butte Rocks (LBR) on July 9.

The final LBR planning meeting is at the LBCH on June 28 at 7 p.m.

Volunteers are still needed.

LBFWA news

Lone Butte Fish & Wildlife Association (LBFWA) will also be on the Poker Run this year at the always popular, free Tombstone Shooting Gallery.

The LBFWA, located at 5513 Highway 24, is also pleased to announce it is hosting a Family Fun Day Open House on June 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This is a safe, supervised opportunity to try shooting. For more information, call Brian at 250-706-3417.

Historical association news

Lone Butte Historical Association (LBHA) volunteers, Verna and Gary Desjardine, Shirley Canning, Mary Carter, Bob Cockram, Gayle and AI Jones and caretaker Doug Rogers have been working to get Water Tower Park (WTP)/Rest Station ready for the opening on the May long weekend.

The LBHA reminds folks about the free Strawberry Tea Tour starting at WTP on May 29 at 1 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the historic Water Tower, Alice Singleton Heritage House, Defunbunker and Willowford Schoolhouse.

Call the writer for more details at 250-395-5193.

School news

Horse Lake Elementary School is holding its sports day on June 2.