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Butterflies hit the skies

A young girl holds out her finger for a monarch butterfly after it's release during the Promises Take Flight unveiling.

A young girl holds out her finger for a monarch butterfly after it's release during the Promises Take Flight unveiling.

Hundreds of people gathered in Mount Prospect last week at Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care for the Promises Take Flight unveiling event. The event showcased more than 55 butterfly statues from the Promises public art project as well as refreshments provided by local businesses and a parking lot sized tent in grand carnival fashion.

The highlight of the evening's celebrations though, was the release of 100 live Monarch butterflies, shipped all the way from California. A circle of children and other attendees watched as the butterflies took off into the windy sky – or landed amidst the crowd.

The live butterflies stood in for their more stationary counterparts, the 3-foot tall fiberglass butterflies of the Promises Take Flight project. These statues were individually decorated by artists and members of the community and will be moving out to their own summer residences in Mount Prospect, Des Plaines and Park Ridge this week.

To see a map of the summer locations for the public art project, readers can keep checking back to www.RainbowHospice.org/Promises

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