July 05, 2016

Annual Butterfly Release coming August 7

The Community Nurses 8th annual Butterfly Release for Hospice will take place on Sunday, August 7 at 2 p.m. at Pinecrest Manor on the Penn Highlands Elk campus.  A ceremony will be held in the dining room, including the reading of names and inspirational messages.  Then, guests will be led to Pinecrest’s courtyard, where hundreds of butterflies will be released in honor and remembrance of loved ones.

When released, some butterflies flutter away immediately, while many others delight the crowd by staying to rest on hands, shoulders and nearby flowers and bushes.  Light refreshments will follow.

Anyone wishing to sponsor a butterfly in honor or memory of a loved one may follow this link to an order form.  The cost is $25 each.  A limited number of butterflies will be available to purchase on the day of the event prior to the start of the ceremony.  They will be $30 each.    

It is not necessary to sponsor a butterfly to attend this special event. All are encouraged to gather at Pinecrest Manor on August 7 to join the celebration of remembrance.