Guthrie Hospice will be hosting its annual Butterfly Release Memorial Service on Sunday, June 13 at 2 p.m. The service will be held at Mt. Pisgah State Park at the Lakeside Pavilion to celebrate the lives of those loved ones that have died this past year.
Through careful consideration, the service is planned as an in-person memorial this year, with masking, social distancing, and maximum attendee guidelines in place. Please understand that the event details are subject to change, based on COVID-19 in our region. If the event cannot take place in-person, a virtual event will be held instead on June 13.
As part of this special memorial service, butterflies will be released in memory of each loved one that has died. If you would like to participate in this service of remembrance and release one or more butterflies in memory of a loved one, Guthrie Hospice is requesting a $10 donation for each butterfly to help offset the cost and shipping of the butterflies. Online donations can be made at guthrie.org/butterfly. Checks can also be made out to Guthrie Hospice and mailed to Guthrie Resource Development, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840, listing the name of each loved one in the memo.
In addition to the event, Guthrie Hospice would like to celebrate these lives with colored butterfly sheets that will be displayed in the atrium on the Guthrie Sayre campus. Anyone who would like to color one of these butterfly sheets in memory of a loved one can do so by clicking here. If you would like to have your sheet displayed, please send it to Guthrie Hospice at 421 Tomahawk Road in Towanda.
If you would like to RSVP to attend the service, please call 800-598-6155. RSVP, butterfly purchases and butterfly coloring pictures should all be completed by Monday, May 31.