Lone Butte rocked despite inclement weather

Lone Butte News

Representing the Iron Horse Pub

Representing the Iron Horse Pub

Lone Butte rocked, even with the rain.

Dodging showers, many people still ventured out to experience Lone Butte’s third annual community celebration.

Entertainment, such as belly dancing, had to be moved into the community hall to escape the dampening drizzle that ebbed throughout the day. Several of the outdoor vendors from the craft and flea market sale cancelled; however, the people who risked the day to sell their wares did well and a steady flow of traffic in town made it a successful event.

The pie-eating contest was a definite highlight, with a full slate of participants for both the adult and children’s contests.

Eight-year-old Dirk Schuurman easily took the youth contest, scarfing 2 1/2 pieces in the allotted timeframe, winning a video rental certificate.

Brock Seabloom won the adult prize by just beating his much smaller competitor Christine Reed for first place.

The Lone Butte 4-H Club brought both two- and four-legged friends, letting people pet them or sit on them if they didn’t mind getting their seats wet.

A special thank you goes out to Brian Cowell’s band that came out but was unable to play outside because of the impending weather. Being good sports, they set up late in the afternoon following the flea market and played to a select few in the hall.

The Lone Butte Fire Department held an open house, which was well attended with two fire trucks going steady all day giving rides to children and adults alike.

Through their barbecue fundraiser by donation, the firefighters were able to raise more than $200 with all proceeds going toward a lift that 100 Mile resident Margaret Buhl desperately needs.

The Lone Butte Historical Association held its annual yard and bake sale at the water tower, joining in on the fun of Lone Butte Rocks. Despite the daunting weather, the members were quite happy to bring in a record $565, which will come in handy for their restoration projects that are always on the go.

With a small crowd huddled under umbrellas, the members were pleased to unveil their much anticipated and newest addition to the park – the water tower history and information sign/plaque.

Made possible by a generous donation from Rob Zygmunski of the Iron Horse Pub and countless hours of research and planning, the association can now check one more project off its endless list.

The poker run had a record number of participants who attended local businesses to receive their winning cards. Tom Gallagher laid down his winning hand of four aces to take top prize.

Thank you to all the participating businesses that generously donated prizes for the run.

A huge thank-you goes out to Heather Nelson and all of her trusty helpers who spent numerous hours organizing and reorganizing this growing annual event. With grand visions for the future, ideas for next year include a Saturday night dance and we have already put in our order for nice sunny weather.

Thanks go to everyone who helped or attended our community celebration.

 

Fun weekend

The Father’s Day weekend found about a dozen families donning rain jackets and braving the showers while attending the Lone Butte Fish and Wildlife Association’s family fun weekend and fishing derby at No Name Lake.

With 22 children entered in the derby, everyone caught fish, with the largest being 15 inches long. Cole Allan took home first prize of an inflatable kayak.

Thanks go out to everyone who put in the effort to get things organized, including the weed whacking, cooking, chopping firewood, clean up and all the other little things behind the scenes.