Meet Farmville Downtown Partnership: Pam Butler

Pam Butler

How did you find your way to Farmville?

We moved to Farmville in 1996 because it was situated well for our family, to allow for shorter commutes to jobs. Being an economic hub, Farmville is a great place to raise children, to live and to be in business.

Who asked you to become a part of Farmville Downtown Partnership? Why did you say “yes”?

When the Downtown Partnership was just beginning, Chuck Ross asked me to join the Organization Committee.  I said yes because I love Farmville and wanted to be involved in the revitalization of our downtown.

Farmer's Market MuralIf you could be any object located in the Main Street District, what would you be and why?

If I could be any object in the Main Street District I would be the Mural at the Farmer’s Market. The three panels represent such joy, that no matter what the day looks like, cloudy, rainy, sunny, whatever, ‘it’ continues to shine.

Do you remember the first time you visited Farmville Downtown? What has changed since then?

Pam ButlerThe first time I visited Farmville Downtown I needed to have a key made and our contractor suggested that I go to Motley’s Hardware store, located where the Prince Edward Art and Antiques shop is now.  It was the real deal, including an owner that was quite unique.  Mrs. Motley was very clear in telling you what you needed.  The store had that historic feel that made you wonder about all that had taken place downtown through the years. We are fortunate to have some many of our historic buildings downtown. It is great seeing new businesses renovating and preserving that ‘hometown feel’.