Hospice Butterfly Release Date Announced

Penn Highlands Clearfield Hospice cordially invites the public to the annual butterfly release to be held Sunday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m. during Family Day at the Clearfield County Fair.

Everyone is invited to take part in this special service. On the day of the event, participants may give a donation of their choice and a butterfly will be released in memory or honor of loved ones.

All proceeds benefit hospice patients and their families as well as the bereavement program, which is a free service to anyone in the community who has suffered the loss of a loved one.

Participants should plan to arrive at the Litz Stage located in the grove at the Clearfield Driving Park no later than 1:45 p.m. Registration begins at 1:15 p.m.

Hospice is about hope and healing the spirit even though the body is too fragile to repair. Butterflies have long been a symbol of hospice, and are symbolic of change and new beginnings.

For more information about hospice or the butterfly release, please call Penn Highlands Clearfield Hospice at 768-2012.

For those interested in sponsoring this event, checks should be made payable to “Penn Highlands Clearfield Hospice Butterfly Release” and mailed to Judy Hixon, Penn Highlands Clearfield Hospice, P.O. Box 992, Clearfield, PA 16830.

Monarch butterflies will be provided by Jodi Hopper of “Wish Upon a Butterfly” of New Castle.