Today there was a fundraiser for the Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach/Hillsboro Beach Relay for Life event which will be held at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach on Saturday, September 22nd, from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on September 23rd. The name is being changed to the Northeast Broward Relay. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please come out and support the cancer survivors and caregivers and everyone who works hard to put on this event. There are several positions available if you or anyone you know may be interested. Teams are also needed, so go to relayforlife.org and enter your zip code to find a Relay event near you. There are stories on my website for the Deerfield Beach Relay held in previous years when I participated as a committee member, survivor, and team member.
I have been to the Butler House for other fundraisers, however, I always like to go inside the Butler House to look at the antique furniture and the unique items in the gift shop. Also, there is a Banyan tree in the yard that is over 100 years old. It was on the property already when the house was built in 1923. The Butler House is open to the public every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2:o0 p.m. there is no charge to tour the house. The last Saturday of the month there are various activities like concerts and garage sales. Here are some links for information regarding the Butler House. Broward County National Register for the Butler House and Deerfield Beach Historical Society Butler House.
Here is a photo album with pictures I took today, which includes pictures of many of the informational signs on the furniture. In April 2016, I was the Butler House for another Relay for Life fundraiser, here is a link to that story and photo album.
A few pictures of the house are shown below, for more pictures please check out the photo album. It’s nice that some things have improved like washing machines. Back in the early 1900’s the washing machines were ringer machines and I remember when I was young seeing my great grandmother feeding her clothes and linens through the ringers to squeeze the water out of the clothes.
Surprise, on rare occasions I can post a story and pictures the same day as I took them and was at an event. It doesn’t happen often because usually I don’t have WiFi access, but today I am able to.