As native son of tourist-driven town, Butch Jones happy to sell Saugatuck

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Saugatuck, Mich., as seen from Mount Baldhead. According to the 2010 census, 925 residents live in the city year-round.

Photo by Saul Young, Knoxville News Sentinel

photos by SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL Saugatuck, Mich., as seen from Mount Baldhead. According to the 2010 census, 925 residents live in the city year-round.

If you plan on visiting Saugatuck — a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan — talk to Butch Jones first. Jones can tell you where to eat, sleep, shop or stay and does so with the zeal of a preacher. He's proud to be his hometown's biggest promoter.

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Comments » 5

tovolny writes:

Truth, justice, and the American way. Apple pie and plenty of flags. Ole Butch was properly raised,no doubt. Just like Hillary Clinton said, it takes a village. And when I read about Butch walking his dog through the tree lined streets of his hometown, I could see a Norman Rockwell painting depicting a snippet of true Americana. Welcome to Knoxville...take care of Rocky Top and we'll make your American dream wake up a world of complacency and feed the masses starving for winning football at the big table of orange draped with an orange and white checkerboard tablecloth having smokey gray legs accented with a hint of sky blue. And, oh yes, navy blue napkins. Enjoy your meal.

pj_ladyvolnMI writes:

I live 30 minutes up the road from Saugatuck. The whole west coast of Michigan is amazing. bUTch, PLEASE come home sometime and let us VFLs who are stuck in the cold of Michigan meet you. I love that you have west Michigan ties with us. Go Vols!

CoverOrange writes:

Kudos to KNS for taking the time.

Orange_Beach writes:

What a Sweet Article. See you in October.

peerlessvolfan writes:

Went to Saugatuck in June mid-week and had a delightful time sampling restaurants and shopping in the cute shops--very picturesque and looking forward to visiting again to check out the UT Big Orange stuff that Coach Jones brought to town! Go Vols!

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