10th Annual Butterfly Release Beaumont  

The Harbor Foundation proudly celebrated their 10th Annual Butterfly Release on Saturday April 27th from 11 am – 2 pm at Ford Park in Beaumont, Texas. This event has grown exponentially over the past decade. Originally, this event was held in Tyrell Park with a few hundred people in attendance. With an estimated 4,000 in attendance, this was Harbor’s most attended Butterfly Release to date.

The entire community was invited with free admission to enjoy a day of free family fun and the opportunity to release a butterfly in honor of a loved one who had passed. This year was the largest release to date – over 1250 butterflies were released at once during a breath taking ceremony that look place at 1:45 pm. Ashland Affirming Arts Studio, a local dance school, entertained the crowd by teaching some fun choreography prior to the release. The Celebration of Life release ceremony was led by Harbor Hospice Director of Spiritual Counselors, Jerry Fenter.


Dozens of local businesses participated in the event by donating to the raffle, hosting children’s crafts and activities, or serving for those attending. Activities included butterfly crafts, face painting, therapy horses, SWAT truck tours, pet adoptions, and more. Food was provided by CiCis Pizza, Spice Man & Mama Catering, Harbor Healthcare System, Great American Cookie Company, Harbor Home Health, Sub Zero Ice Cream, Pop Central Popcorn, For the Love of Foods, and Raising Canes. Top event sponsors included Mid Jefferson Extended Care Hospital, HRSS CPA’s & Advisors, and BakerHostetler. Other sponsors included Martin Marietta, DuGood Federal Credit Union, MCT Credit Union, Kings Pharmacy, and Common Cents Credit Union. Harbor Foundation would like to thank these and all sponsors for supporting the Butterfly Release

All proceeds from butterfly and t-shirts sales go to Harbor Foundation. Harbor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that raises funds to provide for patients who have needs outside the scope of health care. For more information on Harbor Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.HarborFoundation.com.