Butterfield Street Fair is first rate fun for the family
June 8, 2016
The Butterfield community may be small, but it’s big on teamwork to help the town and its citizens. On Saturday, June 4, there were two exciting events in town. First, the firefighters auxiliary hosted their fourth annual country breakfast with a delicious menu of pancakes, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage and a variety of drinks with all the proceeds going to the Butterfield firefighters for gear, equipment and tools.
Then, that afternoon, the townsfolk came out for the first Street Fair. The Butterfield Community Auxiliary suggested this event, and what a great idea it was. There was something for everyone, including vendors, a dunk tank, a bounce house, and even a wandering sheep. Of course, the Butterfield fire truck was on display and the EMTs of Mercy were there with their ambulance to ensure the safety of everyone.
The vendors included: Origami Owl owned by Shanda Downey, with an array of custom jewelry including charms and lockets.; Magnabilities jewelry, owned by Robyn Campbell, had a wide array of jewelry to fit anyone’s taste; and vendors with books, purses, and other items.
For kids, there was a bounce house, barrel ride, and a wandering sheep to pet. Daniel Faires and his little sister, Cali Whitcomb, had great fun throwing balls to dunk Laci Lynxwiler, Butterfield auxiliary president, in the dunk tank. Shawna Dilbeck was there to keep the kids supplied with balls to make sure Laci cooled off several times.
After all the fun, people were ready to relax in the community building and grab a hamburger or hotdog. Cub Scout Pack 76 had a bake sale for dessert, too.
Kim Garner, auxiliary secretary, said “I am so appreciative of our community and neighbors for all their help and commitment.” The first Street Fair definitely represented the dedication of Butterfield’s residents and neighbors. All the proceeds from the street fair will go to updating and renovating the community building. It was a first rate success and may become a regular event in years to come.