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A unique program will be held Saturday, Oct. 9 at 2:00 p.m. as the Henry County Heritage Trust presents Bill Butler, Henry County, to Hollywood.
The PowerPoint presentation will be about Bill Butler, who grew up in Mt. Pleasant and attended Iowa Wesleyan University, eventually becoming the cinematographer for movies like Jaws, Grease, and Rocky II and IV.
The presentation will be given by Butler's daughter, Judy Rawson.
She will share several personal stories, photos, and memories throughout her fathers' journey from Henry County to Hollywood.
Pat White, who will be showing the photos during the presentation, says that presentations like these are essential to exhibit the history of Henry County.
"I'm always trying to find any instances of people growing up here in our local communities and going on to do big things," White said. "This is just another example of it."
It's also an excellent opportunity to allow people who might not know who he is to learn more about him.
"When Judy first called several years ago and wanted to do a display about her dad, I didn't know anything about him," White said. "I think a lot of people probably don't. That's why it's just so astounding how well know he is in the cinematography world."