The sign is up at the new pavilion at John Maroot Park and Sunday it will be officially dedicated in honor of Nate and Vivian Butler of Corcoran. The Butlers have been actively volunteering in Corcoran especially with its youth for many years. It is there volunteerism and impact that they have had on the community that has brought about this honor.
Since the 1980’s Nate and Vivian Butler have been nurturing and inspiring the youth in the Corcoran community. Nate worked for H.A. James Construction for 28 years before working for Tulare Lake and Drainage where he has been the past 17 years. In 1985 he began his volunteer coaching career at the then Corcoran Family YMCA, where he coached Youth Basketball. Eventually, he got involved coaching with the Corcoran Little League where he served on the CLL board as the Player Rep. Nate eventually became part of the coaching staff for The Corcoran Steelers Pop Warner football team. He continues his career there becoming the team’s President. Nate continued coaching for The Steelers for 33 years. During that time he served on The Sequoia Youth Football League board, was the town representative for all Corcoran teams. He also served on the Leagues’ Rules Governing Committee (RGC) as Vice President. In 2002, Nate was named Corcoran’s Man of the Year for his years of service to the community.
Vivian Butler taught Pre-school at Head Start for eight years followed by 18 years with Corcoran Unified School District as an Instructional Aide and In-School Suspension. She continued her career at the Recreation Association of Corcoran working as the receptionist for the past 11 years. In 1994, Vivian began her volunteer coaching career as the Senior Squad Cheer Advisor, later becoming the Corcoran Steeler Youth Cheer President. She oversaw the Youth Cheer Program from 1994-2011. In between coaching the Steelers, Vivian became the Corcoran High School Pep Squad Advisor from 1995-2001. During her time with The Steelers and CHS Panthers, Vivian served on the Sequoia Youth Football League Cheer board. She also went on to becoming the Sequoia Youth Football Vice President.
When the Dynamic Duo finds a bit of time to relax, they enjoy spending time with their family which includes trips to Sacramento to visit their son Ryan and his wife Kristin, their children Ryan Rochelle, Quincy and Reese. Daily adventures are had with their daughter, Charissa and her boyfriend, Alan, and can’t forget their fur-babies Bear and Coldy. Nate and Vivian can be found glued to the TV rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers or hosting family functions with their Mother, Dorothy Grier, as well as their siblings, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends!
Bag It, Don't Trash It. Corcoran 4-H member Brittney Curtis is working on a leadership project to help combat waste in the local community. According to Curtis, every year Americans add about 21 billion pounds of textile (such as clothing and bedding)...