Friends of Butler awarded nonprofit status

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Friends of Butler has been granted its 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service. 

“We were pleased to have received the news that our application had been approved on the first pass,” said Melissa Tharp, Friends treasurer. 

Friends of Butler fosters and furthers the Butler heritage through supporting programs, restoration, collections, public awareness and promoting the Butler-Turpin State Historic House and General Butler State Resort Park. 

The organization strives to expand its presence in the community, surrounding region and state, while supporting its mission through outreach efforts, historical events, memorabilia and renovations; ecological activities to promote awareness and sustainability; and community-service projects. 

“Volunteers and new members are welcome,” president Marjorie Bowers said. “We have accomplished many significant things this past year including doubling our membership and increasing corporate support.”

Member Charlotte Snow has created a website, FriendsofButler-Carrollton.com,which is set to go live soon. 

Future projects include the acquisition of a log cabin, a Native American conclave, a college scholarship, completing a plant identification project, and an event in September, “Muster at the Kentucky River.”

The group meets at 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Butler-Turpin House at Butler Park.

For more information, write to the group’s new email address – info@friendsofbutler-carrollton.com  – or call (502) 525-7256.