Butterfly Release and Celebration of Life Ceremony

Butterfly ReleaseHospice of Central Pennsylvania is hosting live Butterfly Releases to celebrate the lives of cherished family and friends.

Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m. at the Five Senses Garden, Harrisburg
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From the West Shore ... Take Rt. 83N and exit onto Paxton Street.

From North of Harrisburg … take 81/83S, get off at Hershey/Derry St. split; take Paxton St. exit and continue straight to the Paxton Street turnoff.

From the Hershey Area and Rt. 422/322 … take the Rt. 83 split toward Harrisburg and exit at Paxton Street.

Heading West or East on Paxton Street … before or after passing the Mall, look for traffic light with Pizza Hut on the corner (this is Mall Road). Turn onto Mall Rd. (will pass the Harrisburg Mall and ToysRUs on the left); follow to stop sign, which is Rt. 441 intersection. Turn R onto Rt. 441. Five Senses Garden is within a block’s distance on the R hand side of road. Look for Butterfly Release sign and butterfly balloon.

We suggest bringing your own chair or blanket to sit on.


Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m. at the Thornwald Park Carrol Warrell Amphitheatre, Carlisle
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From Interstate 81, proceed north on Walnut Bottom Rd. approx. 3 blocks. Thornwald Park is on the right, just past Thornwald Home. Parking is available on both sides of Walnut Bottom Rd.


Sunday, July 17 at 2 p.m. at the Schuylkill County Council for the Arts, Pottsville
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1440 Mahantango St., Pottsville, PA 17901

Take Rt. 61 North or South depending on your starting point. At Dunkin’ Donuts, turn onto Rt. 209 South and follow to traffic light. At light, turn R onto Center Street, then L at the next light, onto Mahantongo Street. Follow Mahantongo to the Art Center at the corner of Mahantongo & 15th Streets. Parking available anywhere along the street.

We suggest bringing your own chair or blanket to sit on.


You are invited to sponsor one or more Painted Lady Butterflies at $25.00 each in memory or in honor of a loved one.

The Butterfly Release will be preceded by a brief Celebration of Life Ceremony recognizing all of those being remembered and honored. As part of the event, participants will release their butterflies. We hope you join us for this event. If you are unable, a volunteer will release your butterfly. The event will be held rain or shine.

Your gift to our Butterfly Release helps us provide care and services to individuals diagnosed with a life-limiting illness so their days can be as comfortable as possible. It also enables us to provide family members much needed assistance as they navigate the complex journey of caring for a loved one. With your support we can reach out to more people with the care and information they need, regardless of their financial situation.


Hospice of Central PA provides services without regard to ability to pay, age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or lifestyle.