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Lone Rock kicks off Bottle Drive to help with legal fees

Throughout November, the Lone Rock community will be gathering bottles to help fundraise for their ongoing legal battle against the R.M. of Wilton.

Lone Rock Organized Hamlet Board Member Candice Blain mentioned their fees keep climbing while their bank account continues to dwindle.

“Our legal fees right now are in the tens of thousands of dollars. We’re lucky enough that our lawyer has let us do monthly payments. We’re hoping that those costs will be covered in the decision.”

The community of Lone Rock has been waiting on a decision since 2018 as to whether or not their home will be taken over.

“We were told all of our services will be cut off next summer even though there hasn’t been a decision from the courts yet so it’s very stressful for the people living here. We just want to save our community.”

They held a successful Halloween dance last year to fundraise however with the current pandemic, the Lone Rock community was unable to run it again.

After a brainstorming session, one of the locals brought up the idea of a bottle drive.

“We thought it was easy enough, it’s contactless if you need it to be, and people always have extra bottles kicking around so we thought it would be a good idea.”

Residents continue to look at different options such as hosting a skidoo rally this winter to bring in extra cash.

“Any little amount helps. We don’t really have a goal set but it’s just to help with getting that bill down a little bit.”

Hamlet residents are still waiting for a decision from the Queens Court Bench in North Battleford as to whether or not they will remain residents of Lone Rock.

Lone Rock board members will be at the Servus Sports Centre on November 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with an orange dump trailer for any Lloydminster residents looking to donate.

Bottles can also be dropped off in Lone Rock at Donna Woods’ or Lloyd Ludwig’s home.

Candice and Donna Woods will also pick up bottles from anyone if they are not able to drop them off themselves.

Candice can be contacted at 306-821-7107 and Donna can be contacted at 780-872-2840.

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