For her contributions and her commitment to the Mountaintop community, both on a personal and a professional level, Kathleen Button has been selected to be the grand marshal of Mountaintop on the Move’s July 4 parade.
“I was speechless. I just think it’s great,” related Button of the honor. Her family business, Button Oil, has been a Mountaintop staple for 84 years.
“She’s contributed to the community for years. She’s had a lifetime of accomplishments,” stated Gene Haverlak, of Mountaintop On The Move. “We’re happy she accepted the role of grand marshal.”
Held at 10 a. m. on Independence Day, the parade is the biggest annual event on the mountain, with a thousand participants and about 6,000 spectators. “It gives people an outlet for their patriotism,” Haverlak said. “It’s a very nice way for a small town to celebrate our nation’s independence.”
With Button Oil and the family home sitting right on the parade route on Main Street, Button related that she and her clan have never missed a parade, watching every year from their front yard.
Haverlak continued that Button is the perfect person to represent the town. “She owns one of the oldest companies in Mountaintop. She’s