New date for Lone Butte Horse Lake Community Association AGM

Community news happening around the Lone Butte Horse Lake area

Horse Lake Elementary School students did a great job on their costumes for the Halloween party and sock hop.

Horse Lake Elementary School students did a great job on their costumes for the Halloween party and sock hop.

Apologies go out from the Lone Butte Horse Lake Community Association for the last-minute date change for the annual general meeting.

The new date is Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at the hall, so please come out and support your community by getting involved in the association.

Call the writer for more information at 250-644-1555.


Community potluck

Bring your friends and family and come down to the community hall on Nov. 20 for a good old-fashioned potluck supper.

Get out your favourite recipes and make a dish and/or dessert to share. Hot, cold, sweet or salty, it’s all good at a potluck. Beverages will be provided.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; see you there.


Christmas shopping

Mark your calendars for the annual Christmas Craft Fair on Dec. 3 at the Lone Butte Community Hall.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and things will wrap up at 2:30 p.m.

To book a table or for more information, call Pat McKay at 250-395-2114 or Audrey Burnell-Higgs at 250-395-4206.


Remembrance Day

Horse Lake Elementary School (HLES) students were honoured to have veteran Jack Drake give a brief presentation on what Remembrance Day means to him on Nov. 4.

Drake is retired now after serving 36 years in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps. Several classes recited poems and stories in honour of the veterans who have served, or are serving for our rights and freedoms.


Great dance

It was a tough choice for the judges to pick best costumes with about three-quarters of the people dressed up at the packed Halloween dance on Oct. 29.

The generosity of Cariboo Truck and Equipment for the spot dance prizes and the many other donations for the silent auction were much appreciated and brought in a tidy sum to go into the coffers of the Historical Association.

Mark Allen rocked the house and kept all on their feet dancing until the wee hours. The Lone Butte Historical Society would like to send out special thanks to all of the volunteers that made the Halloween dance such a success.


Originality galore

HLES students enjoyed a costume parade, followed by a good old sock hop on the afternoon of Oct. 31.

There was a lot of originality in the students’ costumes and prizes were awarded in each age group. It was a great job by all the students who were so creative with their costumes.


Breast cancer fundraiser

Ladies night at the Iron Horse Pub on Nov. 1 was action-packed and raised a substantial amount of cash to donate for breast cancer research.

There were many prizes and silent auction items that the women could bid on and everyone who came out had a great time while supporting a good cause.


If you have any upcoming Christmas events, get-well, birthday or anniversary wishes or other news you would like to share, please call me at 250-644-1555 or e-mail to I would love to hear from you.