Lone Butte Rocks celebration a great free family event

The July 25 Lone Butte Rocks celebration was a wonderful free family day

Dawn and Luke Gorney looked on as Uncle Chris the Clown presented a balloon animal to Evan Gorney whose twin sister

Dawn and Luke Gorney looked on as Uncle Chris the Clown presented a balloon animal to Evan Gorney whose twin sister

By Al Jones

The July 25 Lone Butte Rocks celebration was a wonderful free family day, hosted by the Lone Butte, Horse Lake Community Association, which enjoyed a successful day at the community hall with A Way Out Band, the Maxwells and Britta performing on stage.

The event was financially supported by the Cariboo Regional District and a Community Gaming Grant. Community thanks and appreciation goes to the many corporate supporters, businesses, organizations, and volunteers who support this yearly event.

Your contributions, combined efforts and donations all came together to make this year’s event one of the best ever. I don’t have room to thank everyone, so thanks everyone!

Fire department

The firefighters had a successful event and raised funds for needed equipment.

Hotdogs, drinks, games, face painting, and fire truck rides were available there.

Local business

Hank Smith of Smith’s Antiques said the numbers were up from last year by about 70.

Mary Carter reported ice cream sales were good, while Diane Hopkins of the Lone Rock Cafe said the cafe was full, especially during the downpour and everyone enjoyed the barbecued ribs and chicken.

Lone Butte Fish and Wildlife

Uncle Chris the Clown entertained the kids during the downpour in Water Tower Park under the cover of the tent donated by Lone Butte Fish and Wildlife, which also had a very successful day.

Members hosted the popular shooting gallery – this year with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and they gave away many prizes.

Historical Association

Attendance may have been down at the museum due to yard renovations, but Water Tower Park’s annual fundraiser, with garage and bake sales, barbecue, donations and raffle ticket, raised about $1,500 making it the best ever.

Uncle Chris the clown, Mark Allen, Leslie Ross and the Tai Chi Club entertained the crowd.

Poker run

Jeannette Cockram won the poker run narrowly beating Mike Case in close competition of full houses, while Tyler Ford won the under 19 years with two pair.

The poker run is a popular event organized every year by Mary Carter, who thanks the sponsors for the donated prizes.