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Avow Hospice Butterfly Release 2012

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- Participants circulate through a live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.

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David Albers/Staff - Participants circulate through a live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.

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- Eight-year-old Kaden Clark, of Naples, at lower right, takes in the live butterfly exhibit tent with his mother Nina Clark, left, and grandmother Nina Neumann, center, at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Ten-year-old Emily Fleissner, of Naples, visits with the butterflies in the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Karen Connetta, a volunteer services supervisor with Avow Hospice, snaps a picture of a Painted Lady butterfly that landed on her in the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Dorothy Dennehy, a seasonal Marco Island resident from Falmouth, Mass., has an Orange Julia butterfly perched on her finger in the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Bjarni Jonsson, of Naples, stands still to not disturb the Monarch butterfly that landed on his head in the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Seven-year-old Dakota Engman, of Naples, watches butterflies fly away at the conclusion of an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Bonita Springs resident Maria Oberstar takes a picture of family members with a Painted Lady butterfly perched on her fingers in the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Judy Lansat, of Naples, holds still as a Monarch butterfly perches on her finger in the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Five-year-old Tricia Jackson, of Naples, stands still as a butterfly lands on her head in the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Two-year-old Leighton Bartlett, of Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., reacts to a butterfly landing on her head in the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Participants circulate through a live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Naples resident Karen Scarff holds her grandson, 8-month-old Ryan Gonzalez, while listening to the names of deceased loved ones being read at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. Scarff lost her husband, Ric Scarff, to pancreatic cancer on Feb. 25, the day before his 61st birthday. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Participants listen to the names of deceased loved ones being read at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Naples resident Aimee Crowe stands still as a butterfly perches on her head in the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Naples resident Kevin Scarff takes in the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- A butterfly feeds on the nectar of a flower as people circulate through the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Naples resident Karen Scarff holds her grandson, 8-month-old Ryan Gonzalez, while listening to the names of deceased loved ones being read at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. Scarff lost her husband, Ric Scarff, to pancreatic cancer on Feb. 25, the day before his 61st birthday. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Nancy Fitzgerald, of Naples, stands still as a Monarch butterfly lands on her head in the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Two-year-old Leighton Bartlett, of Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., reacts to a butterfly landing on her head in the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Carolia Sanchez, of Miami, snaps a pictures of a butterfly that landed on her shoulder in the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Seven-year-old Amanda Jackson, of Naples, stands still as butterflies land on her in the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Naples resident Joni Raycroft has a photo taken of a butterfly perched on her head in the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Participants take in the live butterfly exhibit tent at an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.
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- Participants watch butterflies fly away at the conclusion of an Avow Hospice butterfly release on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cambier Park in Naples. The annual community memorial service sponsored by Avow Hospice included a public reading of the names of loved ones, music, inspirational commentary and concluded with the release of butterflies.

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