(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Joe Buterbaugh.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
BIG RUN â€” Joe Buterbaugh is a familiar face. He is best known as the mayor of Big Run, a position he has held for 32 years. Or perhaps you have seen him throughout the community, where he is known to many as â€śThe Candyman.â€ť
Buterbaugh was born and raised in Big Run. He is a 1955 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.
Read all about Buterbaugh in Friday's edition of The Spirit.