HSHS St Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is holding a butterfly release on Thursday, May 25th in the Healing Garden.
8th Graders at St Anthony Grade School raised butterflies from caterpillars for their science class. The butterflies were then put on display at the HSHS St Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Butterfly Ball on April 28th. To continue, the butterfly release is being held and butterflies may be purchased in the memory of a loved one.
We spoke to Ashley Dillingham, MSSW, LSW, of HSHS Home Care & Hospice Southern Illinois about how to purchase a butterfly for the release.
Dillingham stated that on Thursday, May 25th participants will be instructed on how to properly hold the butterflies so that they release. Following the release, a short reception will be held with cookies and punch.
To purchase a butterfly, contact Alyssa Murfin at 217-347-1495.
Listen to the full interview with Ashley Dillingham below.