Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:19 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
Mainstreet Uptown Butte, the Montana Folk Festival and Butte community are mourning the loss of Denny Dutton.
Dutton fell in love with Butte about 10 years ago.
He became a tour guide for the Butte Chamber of Commerce Trolley, was the co-founder of Old Butte Historical Adventures and was the Folk Festival volunteer coordinator for 3 years.
The first year Dutton became volunteer coordinator he pulled together a thousand volunteers.
Dutton also took it upon himself to paint the Civic Center locomotive and Berkeley Pit viewing stand trolly.
Mainstreet Uptown Butte Executive Director George Everett says hopefully the Butte community is inspired by Dutton's spirit of volunteering.
He says Dutton should be honored for his service to the community.
"If you ever needed anything done Denny would do it and he would always be there. He was very reliable. He just followed through. He was really a go-to guy as long as I knew him," says Everett.
Dutton's funeral service will be January 7th at Wayrynen-Richards Funeral Home.
A reception will follow at Quarry Brewing.