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Joanna Rasciszawski, far right, holds the envelope open as she releases her Painted Lady butterfly during Friends of Caroline Hospice’s second annual Butterfly Release and Remember Ceremony on Saturday at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Some 1,400 Painted Lady butterflies were released, according to LaNelle Fabian, Director of Community Engagement for Friends of Caroline Hospice. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

Release & Remember 

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Pets are family, too. Minerva Anderson writes in family members’ names and her dog who died recently. Anderson and many others were on hand for Friends of Caroline Hospice’s second annual Butterfly Release and Remember Ceremony on Saturday at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.
Elaine Sullivan, center right, comforts Joanna Rasciszowski as they both brush away tears while Elaine Lake sings Harold Arlene and Yip Harburg’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” The sisters said they released butterflies in remembrance of their parents and other loved ones.
Friends of Caroline Hospice held its second annual Butterfly Release and Remember Ceremony on Saturday at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Many people released several butterflies in remembrance of loved ones who have passed on.
A little girl holds up a folded envelope containing her butterfly to her grandmother’s ear so she can hear it moving while others take photos of their loved ones’ names on a display during Friends of Caroline Hospice’s Release and Remember Ceremony.
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