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Hospice memorial butterfly release nextSaturday

PLATTSBURGH- Hospice of the North Country will hold the 6th annual Memorial Butterfly Release Saturday, June 11, at Melissa L. Penfield Park on Boynton Avenue beginning at 11 a.m.

The event is open to anyone wishing to celebrate the life of a loved one who has passed away or to anyone wishing to honor someone they know.

Approximately 120 Monarch butterflies will be released simultaneously. The event has been held in Plattsburgh since 2006 and is considered an extremely symbolic and moving event that brings together not only family members of hospice patients but those who wish to celebrate a loved one.

Pre-purchasing butterflies is encouraged and should be done by Friday, June 3, however butterflies may be purchased at the event based on availability. The cost is $17 per butterfly.

For more information, call Hospice of the North Country at 561-8465.

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