The Rotary Club of Springfield Vermont is hosting its second annual live butterfly release fundraiser on Friday, August 25, 2023. Donors can purchase a butterfly to release in support of Rotary’s community service projects.  
According to Springfield Rotary Club immediate past president Karen Longo the butterfly release is to remember and celebrate with families who has passed away. “At last year’s event we released 175 butterflies while raising $1800 for local community projects,” explained Longo, “This fundraiser creates a way to remember and honor our friends and family.”
“We are encouraging donors to release butterflies in remembrance of a loved one or in celebration of a loved one,” Longo said, “All the butterflies that will be released will be of the Painted Lady variety which is natural species to the area.”
The butterflies are $10 each and can be purchased each Friday at the Concerts at the Comptu or through a Springfield Rotary Club member until August 25, 2023. At that last concert, the butterflies will be released as the names of those being remembered are read. In the event of rain, the butterflies will be released the next day at noon.

PHOTO: Karen Longo releases butterflies at the inaugural Butterfly Release Fundraiser. 

Vermont Journal