Lone Butte Water Tower/rest station winterized and closed

The Lone Butte Historical Association (LBHA) has closed Water Tower Park/Rest station

The Lone Butte Historical Association (LBHA) has closed Water Tower Park/Rest station and it has been winterized until the long weekend next May.

The LBHA held its last meeting of the year with the raffle ticket draw on Oct. 21. First prize winner Val Streber won the Kamloops Cowboy Concert tickets worth $150, donated by Mark and Kathy McMillan.

Joan Shannon and Sandy Madu each won the $100 cash prizes donated by Gemini Services. Dot Buss won the $100 Save-On-Foods gift certificate, and Mike Jorgensen won the $50 Safeway gift certificate.

The funds raised from the raffle, this year’s dinner dance, Lone Butte Rocks and a grant from the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) in the amount of $1,500 enabled the LBHA to do a $4,000 electrical upgrade on the Alice Singleton Heritage House this year. The old sizzling breakers have been replaced.

The LBHA had a very productive year and thanks all its members, sponsors and supporters.

School news

Horse Lake Elementary School invites parents and community members to attend the Remembrance Day Assembly starting at 10:20 a.m. on Nov. 6, and several classes will be giving presentations.

Fall Break is Nov. 9-13 this year.


The Lone Butte, Horse Lake Community Association (LBHLCA) reminds everyone the Christmas Craft Fair is on Dec. 5.

The Christmas dinner will be on, Nov. 13, doors open at 4:30 p.m., with dinner starting at 5. Turkey, ham, dressing and beverages provided. The rest is potluck, so please bring a favourite dessert, salad or vegetable.

Only 120 free tickets will be available at the annual general meeting on Nov. 10. For more information, call Chris at 250-395-2006.

The LBHLCA wishes to thank the CRD for the grant from the Canada Works Fund. The hall now has new exterior doors installed and energy efficient lighting.

Halloween fun

More than 200 people gathered to enjoy the Halloween celebration at the Lone Butte Community Hall on Oct. 31.

Chris Schmidt and Bev Lund gave out candies and hot chocolate to the spectators while the Lone Butte Fire Department sold hotdogs and popcorn and supervised the fireworks display.