The following is a release from George Everett of Mainstreet Uptown Butte:

For the fifth year, Mainstreet Uptown Butte invites Butte citizens to come see the Copper Star in the County Courthouse and make a wish for the holidays.  Between now and noon on December 21st, Butte citizens young and old are encouraged to make a wish for the community of Butte, or for neighbors, friends or families.

“Make a wish big or too small but it has to be made for someone else," said Mainstreet Uptown Butte Executive Director George Everett.  "Wishes can be anonymous or they can be entered with name, address and phone number so that perhaps we can make a few of them come true," he added.

"We are taking the process virtual this year,” said George Everett, “After visiting the Courthouse to make your wish on the Copper Star, send your wish by email or text to or by text to 406-565-2249 to be considered for the Copper Star Wish Fund.”

Many thanks are due to sponsors Montana Resources and Town Pump Foundation to make this project possible.  Other sponsors are invited to help us expand the number of wishes that can be made true.  To donate to the Copper Star Wish Fund, send tax deductible contributions of any size c/o Mainstreet Uptown Butte. P.O. Box 696, Butte, MT  59703.

Photo courtesy of George Everett, Mainstreet Uptown Butte
Photo courtesy of George Everett, Mainstreet Uptown Butte

This year, Mainstreet still has some Copper Star holiday ornaments for sale during the holidays.  Each is $10 and can be ordered by sending a text or calling 406-565-2249 to arrange pickup or delivery.  Or send a check to Mainstreet Uptown Butte, P.O. Box 696, Butte, MT  59703.  Proceeds of the sale of these go to help support the Copper Star Wish Fund.

So, for the next week, as you do business in Uptown Butte, stop by the BSB Courthouse at 155 W. Granite Street and make a wish upon the Copper Star as you enjoy the season in Uptown Butte. 

For more details, visit, or on Facebook at uptownbutte.

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