While students enjoy their fall break this week, others of us try to get those last cords of wood in, check the antifreeze on the car and do any last-minute preparations needed before hunkering down for the upcoming winter weather.
We have had pretty mild weather so far, although the freezing rain reminded us to use caution when driving, as roads are definitely getting slippery.
Dance night away
One thing to do before winter sets in on us is to come out to the dance at the Lone Butte Community Hall on Nov. 17.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the James Gang starts playing at 8, and it should be a great foot-stomping night. Get your advance tickets now at the Lone Butte General Store, or give the writer a call at 250-644-1555 to reserve some.
Safe rides home are being offered by the Lone Butte Volunteer Fire Department.
Speaking of the fire department, things are looking good for the local department for meeting the criteria for volunteer; however, more volunteers are still needed in a variety of different positions and skill levels.
Practices are on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Give fire chief Jaret Scott a call at 250-395-0917 to find out how you can support this vital organization in our community.
Training is constantly underway for volunteers, and recently, Jon Grieve and Kevin Kurath passed their Level 1 Fire Service Instructor course that was hosted by 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue.
4-H information session
With Heidi Meier now at the helm of the Lone Butte 4-H club, an information session will be held on Nov. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the community hall for anyone interested in learning more about what this great group is all about.
Give her a call at 250-395-6039 if you are unable to make the meeting.
The Other Unusual Talents (O.U.T.) group of gals have been busy swapping and trading supplies and ideas.
On Nov. 20, they will be sharing some of their experience when they offer a sewing workshop at the community hall where they will be making a trinket box. There is a $15 fee for supplies and you are asked to R.S.V.P. with Pat McKay at 250-395-2114 if you would like to attend.
Christmas craft fair
Mark your calendars for the upcoming annual Christmas Craft Market on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the community hall.
There should be a lot to choose from for everyone on your shopping list and I hear there’s going to be some fresh baking there, too!
Students at Horse Lake elementary paid their respect to veterans on Nov. 9 on their last day of school before their week off for fall break.
With classes resuming on Nov. 19, the Grade 6 and 7 students will be busy practising for their upcoming volleyball tournaments.
Nov. 27 will find the Grade 7s at Mile 108 Elementary School battling for top position, while the Grade 6 players will host their tournament on Nov. 28.
Everyone is invited to come cheer them on. Call the school for exact game times.
The community would like to send belated birthday wishes go to my new neighbour Lynn Perkins, and welcome her family to the Lone Butte area.
We also wish Christine Gallagher a happy birthday on Nov. 12.
If you have any upcoming Christmas or New Year events you would like announced in the article or any other exciting tales of adventure you would like to share in this column, please feel free to give me a call.