Plattsburgh Memorial Butterfly Release

Hospice of the North Country will hold its 12th Annual Memorial Butterfly Release on Saturday, June 10 at 11:00 a.m. at the Melissa Penfield Park on Boynton Avenue.

Hospice invites community members to celebrate the memories and lives of their loved ones who have passed by participating in this year’s Butterfly Release. This event is not limited to families and loved ones of those who have had hospice services. This butterfly release is a moving and uplifting celebration of life and remembrance of those we love. A tradition for many, families and friends enjoy reflecting on the special memories of those who have passed while hundreds of Monarch Butterflies are released simultaneously. “Anyone who has experienced loss is welcomed to attend,” said Cathlyn Lamitie, Hospice Director of Development/Communications. “It is a beautiful event and a wonderful tribute to the special people who were part of our lives.” Hospice team member will release the butterflies for those who are unable to attend.

Pre-purchasing butterflies is encouraged; however, butterflies may be purchased at the event based on availability. The names of those being memorialized will be in a printed program (names required by June 8 for print deadline). The cost is $20.00 per butterfly. Butterflies can be purchased at the Hospice of the North Country office located at 358 Tom Miller Road or via the “donate” button on hospicenc.org. Butterfly Release order forms are also available on hospicenc.org and a link on Facebook/Hospice of the North Country. Please call 561.8465 for more information.

Your gift to the Memorial Butterfly Release allows Hospice of the North Country to improve the quality of life and preserve the dignity of those with terminal illness and their loved ones.