Make mothers day more meaningful by attending the 7th annual Hospice of the Rapidan’s Butterfly Celebration. This year the Butterfly Release will be held on Sunday, May 10th at 1:30 pm in the gardens at Germanna Community College at Locust Grove. A life-affirming expression of hope and peace, the Butterfly Celebration is a unique opportunity to honor loved ones, both living and deceased, by sponsoring a butterfly in their name. Butterflies herald the return of spring and the renewal of life. Their release signifies freedom and happiness. Their beauty reminds us to marvel at the beauty in the world even in the face of painful loss. The highlight of the Butterfly Celebration is the mass release and flight of 200 hundred Monarch butterflies accompanied by live harp music. Sponsorship is $25 per butterfly which includes recognition of the names of those honored in the Butterfly Celebration program.
Sponsorship supports Hospice of the Rapidan’s grief care program, which provides free, comprehensive grief support for anyone who has lost a loved one, regardless of hospice affiliation. Services include individual and telephone support, grief support groups, printed information, and services tailored to the special needs of children. Medicare and private insurance do not reimburse Hospice of theRapidan for the cost of these services, which are entirely funded by support from the communities they serve.
The 2009 Butterfly Celebration activities have also been expanded to include a barbecue lunch and children’s activities, so the whole family can enjoy what should be a beautiful Spring day. There is also a raffle of several handmade butterfly quilts. For more information contact Craig Wilt at 540.825.4840