An update regarding the Concordia Hospice of Washington Butterfly Release scheduled at 2 p.m. tomorrow, August 29: Due to inclement weather the event and livestream on the Concordia Facebook page have been canceled. If you have purchased a butterfly, please continue to go to the Washington County Fairgrounds between 12:30-2 p.m. to pick up your butterflies for a take home release. Our volunteer staff will still be available to assist you. Please be prepared to release your butterflies roughly an hour after picking them up. If you are unable to pick-up your butterflies in-person, any extra butterflies will be taken home and released by our volunteers. For more information please call Michon, at: 724-250-4500 ext. 2109.
On Saturday, August 29, Concordia Hospice of Washington will host a Memorial Butterfly Release at 1 p.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 2151 North Main Street, Washington, PA 15301. This event is open to anyone who wants to honor and celebrate the memory of their loved ones. Children are welcome!
Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and large events, participants will have three options to choose from to make this Butterfly Release memorable.
Option #1 - You may stay at the fairgrounds, where you will be asked to stay in or near your vehicle for the mass release.
Option #2 - Once registered you may receive your butterflies to take with you and release at home.
Option #3 - Allow one of our volunteers or staff members to release your butterflies for you.
Butterflies must be purchased in advance by completing the registration form here or ordering online. Each butterfly is $10 and order forms are due by July 10. All proceeds benefit Concordia Hospice of Washington and its mission to provide care for and offer emotional, social and spiritual support for their patients and families.
Schedule of Events:
1:00 p.m. - Registration
2:00 p.m. – Short program followed by Buterfly Release
We will also be broadcasting the event live on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ConcordiaLM.
For more information, please call 724-250-4500.
We hope that you will join us for this beautiful and spiritually uplifting event on Saturday, August 29.