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Renville County Hospice – Annual Butterfly Release

Olivia, MN: Renville County Hospice hosted their Annual Butterfly Release on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Over 125 people gathered to celebrate the lives of their loved ones through singing hymns, listening to readings, and reminiscing. Renae Slagter, Renville County Hospice Director states, “This event always bring so many emotions to our team and reminds us how blessed we are to be alongside our patients and their families during their journey. The butterfly release is a great symbolic gesture of remembrance for those of all ages.” After the program guests released hundreds of monarch butterflies at Alma’s Garden in memory of loved ones, providing a beautiful remembrance.