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Courtesy Photo Pictured from left are Butterfly Boutique volunteers Sandi Good, Sandy Gilmore, Pat Mullis, Alice Sykes and Judy Bordan.

RRH Butterfly Boutique supports Hospice mission

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital(RRH)–

For thousands of years, the butterfly symbolizes transformation, hope, faith, and rebirth. Patients, families, and staff of Hospice Services have adopted the butterfly as a way to celebrate and honor every cycle of life.

On Saturday, May 20, the annual “Butterfly Release” program will be held at 11 a.m. on the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital lawn to honor and memorialize the many patients whose lives have been touched by our Hospice program.

“What some people may not realize is that the Butterfly Boutique is a year-round fundraiser for Hospice,” said Kim Metcalf, director of the RRH Foundation.

“We had our best year in 2022, raising $70,000 through the Butterfly Boutique. And I would like to acknowledge our volunteers since we could not achieve this without them!”

The Butterfly Boutique, located at 352 N. Balsam St., is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The upscale re-sell shop curates high-quality, gently used items to sell, then turns the proceeds over to the RRH Foundation to support Hospice.

“Here’s why I think we have such great items in the boutique,” said Metcalf. “We have this wonderful group of people in our community who like to have nice things. As time passes and people pass away or move away, we get some unique pieces.”

The inventory includes home furnishings, glassware, China service, clothing, accessories, children’s toys, and miscellaneous items.

“It’s an exciting collection, and it’s worth visiting regularly because we have a lot of changes in inventory from week to week.”

Anyone interested in donating to the boutique can call 760-371-1135.

If you want to participate in the Butterfly Release, call Metcalf at 760-499-3955.