UTICA, N.Y.- Butterflies were flying all over the Utica College campus Thursday night.
Hospice and Palliative care held its annual butterfly release.
The annual event invites people to release butterflies in honor of their loved ones who passed away, are sick, or just wish to be honored by family.
The event was pushed back one day because of the weather, but that did not stop people from coming out.
“It's just such a special unique event for people who want to recognize someone who has passed away, or to remember someone who is still with us in honor of them and it's just a very special family event children love releasing the butterflies and it's a great way to remember people.” said Jan Corn, the Vice President of Hospice Development Council.
Corn has been releasing a butterfly every year since her Husband passed away eight years ago.
NewsChannel 2 was a proud sponsor of the event. Proceeds support hospice care, palliative services and bereavement support for those residing in Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison Counties.
Around 500 Butterflies were released Thursday evening.