After reviewing colorful entries from hundreds of children from local schools in the Butte area, Mainstreet Uptown Butte has selected this year's Stroll button design contest winners. On December 2nd, the winners will be honored during the tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 pm at the BSB Courthouse at 155 W. Granite Street and then will be invited to help lead the Christmas Stroll Children's Light Parade at 6:45 pm.
Many thanks to the sponsors of the Stroll Button Contest and prizes -- Northwestern Energy, and the members of Mainstreet Uptown Butte.
2022 Winners -- The First Place Adult Button Design selected for its creativity was by Drew Kachmarik, age 11, a 5th grader at Hillcrest Elementary. He will receive $200 in Uptown Bucks.
The First Place Child Button Design winner is Rosaleah Big Beaver, age 9, a 3rd-grade student at West Elementary. She will also receive $200 in Uptown Bucks to spend at an Uptown store of her choice.
Two second-place winners in each category were also chosen and they will receive $100 each in Uptown Bucks. Second-place winners are Ophelia Nettles, age 6, a 1st-grade student at West Elementary, and Megan Flanick, 14, a freshman at Butte High.
Mainstreet Uptown Butte is still accepting nominations for Grand Marshal for just a few more days. If you know of someone or some group worthy of this distinction and recognition, please send your nominations that include why they deserve this honor, including how best to contact them to