Opportunity to sponsor Hospice memorial butterflies

HERKIMER — The Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. Development Council will hold its Butterfly Release Celebration at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Herkimer County Community College, with a rain date of Aug. 16.

A life-affirming expression of hope and peace, the Butterfly Release Celebration is a unique opportunity to honor or memorialize loved ones by sponsoring a butterfly in their name. Their release signifies freedom and happiness.

The highlight of the event will be the individual release and flight of hundreds of Monarch butterflies, accompanied by music and followed by refreshments.The proceeds from the Butterfly Release will support the Herkimer County Hospice Foundation and benefit hospice patients residing in Herkimer County.

Sponsorship is $25 per butterfly or five for $100. Butterflies must be reserved ahead. Those unable to attend the Butterfly Release Celebration can still have butterflies released for them.

Additional information is available by visiting the website www.hospicecareinc.org or to sponsor butterflies call the Hospice Community Support Services Office at 735-6484, ext. 238.