Columbus Community Hospital

Butterfly Release

The Columbus Community Hospital volunteers invite YOU to share in the celebration of life at the 38th annual Extravaganza and 10th annual Butterfly Release on Saturday, June 29. It will begin at 10 a.m. on Columbus Community Hospital's southwest lawn.

The event is a heartwarming sight for the community to enjoy when hundreds of painted lady butterflies take to the air.

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Butterfly on flower



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Hospital staff distributes butterflies to their sponsors on the day of the release. When individuals receive their butterflies, they can let them go anytime during the two-hour event. Flower gardens and sugar water will be available on the hospital grounds for the butterflies to receive nourishment.

Volunteer services plan to use proceeds from the butterfly sales to assist in purchasing medical equipment and program advancements for Columbus Community Hospital.

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to donate to the event, please use the button below.

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Coloring contest - We will again be holding a coloring contest for kids, ages 1-10+. Print the following coloring page and follow the directions at the bottom for a chance to win a prize!

For more information about the butterfly release, contact Angie Ramaekers at 402-562-3365 or

CCH Volunteer Extravaganza Raffle

48” x 65” butterfly quilt handmade by CCH sewing volunteers.

Drawing held on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at Columbus Community Hospital southwest lawn in conjunction with the butterfly release.

Purchase tickets - $1 each or $5 for six.

Single quilt raffle ticket

Six tickets for $5.00

Butterfly Quilt
Girl releasing butterfly

Family releasing butterfly

Boy releasing butterfly