Banquet held as part of Butler Heritage Week

On Thursday, June 29, 2023, The Butler Heritage Foundation held their Annual Ross Call of Classes Banquet at the Butler Gym, located at 1103 S. 6th Street. The event was attended by hundreds of Butler Alumni, civic leaders, business owners, civic-minded citizens and dignitaries. The Tiger Award was given to Robert Ervin, Sherman James (who was not in attendance) and Cornell Wilson, Jr. The Citizens Award was given to Dr. Jerome Reyes. The Lynwood Lewis Award was given to Rev. Chris Frazier and the Dr. Alvin Heatley Award (its inaugural year) was given to Dr. Alvin “Taft” Heatley.
Some of the dignitaries attending included Hartsville Mayor Casey Hancock (third from left), Hartsville City Councilwoman Teresa Mack (second from left) and Hartsville City Manager Daniel Moore (right). PHOTO BY STEPHAN DREW

Butler Heritage Foundation’s mission is to preserve the legacy of Butler High School through the establishment of a community and cultural center and by providing and dupporting diverse programs for all. Seen here, at the banquet, are (left to right): Leo Bonaparte, Joanne Bonaparte, Barbara Carraway, Davita Malloy, and Janelle Davis. PHOTO BY STEPHAN DREW

Hartsville Mayor Casey Hancock reads the proclamation, declaring June 24 through June 30th as Butler Heritage Week, during Butler Heritage Foundation’s Annual Roll Call of Classes Banquet on Thursday, June 29th, 2023 in the Butler Gymnasium, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Hartsville. PHOTO BY STEPHAN DREW

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