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Jefferson Middle School seventh grader, Madison Arthurs, recently won Chautauqua Hospice & Pallative Care’s (CHPC) Butterfly Release Flier Contest. Madison’s artwork was chosen out of 41 submitted entries and her work will be featured on a CHPC mailer and on their website (www.chpc.care).
CHPC holds a memorial event every year called, The Butterfly Release. All residents of Chautauqua County, whose loved one or friend has passed away, are invited to join CHPC at one of their Services of Remembrance. They gather to honor those who have passed with music, poetry, reflection and also, release butterflies in their memory. In honor of the Butterfly Release Program, the organization decided to reach out to all of the county middle, and high schools, as well as Fredonia and JCC, to have an area student design the artwork for the Butterfly Release mailing. Madison was the winning artist.
“At first I saw this as simply an art contest, but when I learned what hospice was about, my involvement became much more significant to me because I really support what hospice does,” said Madison. “I am proud to be able to contribute to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care.”
CHPC also talked with all of the schools involved and will be turning the extra artwork into other merchandising items to sell at www.chpc.care. CHPC will split the profits from items sold with the school that turned in the artwork. At the end of September or beginning of October, CHPC will also host an auction and feature all of the original pieces of artwork and again split the profits from the auction with the respective schools.