BUTLER COUNTY'S 200TH ANNIVERSARY
The Butler Family is known for generations of soldiers who won notoriety for their exploits in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the Civil War. Percival Butler, son of an Irish immigrant gunsmith and one of five brothers known as the "Fighting Butlers" of the Continental Army, was aide to General Marquee De Lafayette when the British surrendered at Yorktown. Washington himself bore testimony when he gave the historic toast: “To the Butlers and their five sons;” and Lafayette superbly supplemented this with: “When I wanted a thing done well, I had a Butler do it…”
Butler County in Kentucky, which was named for Gen. William O. Butler, is hosting a year long celebration of its 200th Anniversary. Part of that celebration is a book signing at the Morgantown Library on Friday, March 12, 8:30 TO 3:30 & Saturday, March 13, 9:00 to 4:00.
This weekend! There will be 12 authors!
I will be there to sign my cookbook “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities”, with proceeds going to the Anniversary Committee.
JUST GOT BACK FROM KENTUCKY CRAFTED MARKET. I had so much fun this weekend and met so many wonderful people. John Hassman with Taste of Kentucky is now carrying the cookbook as is Jim Beam Outpost, Friends of LBL, and Appalachian Artisan Center. Steve Vest with Kentucky Monthly is going to do a story on the cookbook and the Lt. Governor's wife bought a copy. She said she was going to talk to some people about using it to promote Kentucky.
Isn't this wild! I worked as a Quality Control Lab Analyst at USEC in Paducah, took early retirement, and compiled the cookbook for fun. Some people quilt, play golf, or fish. I chose to do this. :-)
I THINK GOD IS CONSTANTLY CREATING NEW OPPORTUNITES FOR THE COOKBOOK.