Quincy remembers loved ones with butterflies

Some butterflies stuck around.

The final Butterfly Moments hosted by Blessing Hospice & Palliative Care was held in Quincy Sunday.

Residents came out to remember those special people in their life.

The line stretched around Lower Moorman Park in Quincy as h

undreds waited for their butterfly moment.

Some came to honor a sister or a brother.
Others came to remember their husband, like Kelly Goodwin.

"My husband passed away in March, and we wanted to honor his name, and his memory. What a better way than to release a butterfly," Goodwin said.

The names of family and friends who had passed were read, and for each name, a butterfly was released.

While some flew away immediately, others stuck around.

"My husband was stubborn, so we're calling it the 'Scott Butterfly,'" Goodwin said.

No matter what age you were, this butterfly moment was special.

"We're so honored to be a part of this, it's been a great day," Goodwin said.

"You never really get to see a butterfly fly around, you never get to really see a butterfly like on your finger that much," Goodwin's daughter, Katherine Goodwin said.
"It just makes you feel good when you do something nice, and like that."

"I know this was the first annual launch, so we're hoping to come back again next year," Kelly said.

Five hundred butterflies were released at the event Sunday afternoon.

Proceeds from the event went to support Blessing Hospice & Palliative Care and the services they provide to patients and their families.