The Butler Ruritan has announced that even though Mother Nature tried very hard to drown the entire weekend, the 24th annual Old Butler Days Celebration was still a huge success. This event is the basis of the yearly budget that allows the Ruritan to fund their many community projects. The local Boy and Girl Scouts, two food banks, the Humane Society, Imagination Library and an emergency fund for community residents in need in both Johnson and Carter counties are just some of the annual donations made by the Butler Ruritan. In addition, Butler Community Park has been completely redone with the help of Mountain Electric Pocket Change. The last part of this project will be a 650-foot walking path which will be (hopefully) completed this fall. Donations for this project would be gratefully accepted. Please call 423-768-1818 if you can help.
Anyone wishing to join the Butler Ruritan is welcomed to come to a meeting held on the fourth Monday of each month at the Ruritan hall above the fire department on Piercetown Road. We start at 6:30 with a potluck supper and the meetings typically run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Members dues are $44 per year.
The Butler Ruritan would like to thank all the vendors, musicians and participants who braved the weather to help make the celebration a success. Special thanks go out to the many sponsors who made Old Butler Days possible. We received more than $10,000 in sponsorships and door prizes. Thank you so very much.