The letter shown below was written to Jerry Davich regarding this coming week’s live butterfly release ceremony. This is the 11th annual event and this year close to 900 people have signed up to attend. I feel there might be something in this email for any readers of this blog so I am sharing it with you all.
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Email to Jerry Davich, writer with the Post-Trib regarding this year’s Butterfly Release on July 20 at Calumet Park Cemetery…
The 11th Annual Butterfly Release Ceremony is coming up soon. It will be held on July 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Calumet Park Cemetery on the corner of 73rd and Taft in Merrillville (1 mile north of Route 30 on Taft). This is an hour long event that celebrates the memory of those folks that have preceded us in death. There will be live music, readings, and live butterflies for each person in attendance. To be sure you get a butterfly, call before July 10 to reserve yours. The butterflies are compliments of Calumet Park so please call now to 219-769-8803 to help us get an accurate count of the number of butterflies that must be ordered. There were 600 butterflies released last year and we would love it to be a thousand or more this year. Remember to bring a lawn chair or blanket for your comfort as this is an outdoor event and must be held, rain or shine, as the butterflies must be released. Thanks and hope to see you there.
You are invited:
June 23 at 11:00 for the Fishing For Memories event. Almost a guaranty to catch a fish. For kids 12 and under with a parent or guardian. Snacks, drinks and bait will be provided as a courtesy. Located within Calumet Park Cemetery at the corner of 73 and Taft in Merrillville just one mile north of Route 30 on Taft.
July 20th at 11:00. Eleventh annual live butterfly release program. Join with so many others who wish to celebrate and remember a loved one who has passed. Call before July 8th to be sure to have a live butterfly reserved for you. Enjoy live music, select readings and a wonderful way to spend a morning with others in a shared experience.
September 28: Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual 5K walk/run for suicide awareness. Last year’s event saw 116 people of all ages compete for medals in their age groups. Dr. Lisa Gold was the feature speaker and she shared her story that you can see by going to Dr. Lisa Gold on Google.If you have questions on any of these events, feel free to call 219.769.8803 for more information.
Look at previous posts as newsletter shows the schedule of events for the weekend along with many interesting stories. For your copy of the newsletter, call or visit this Memorial Weekend as everyone through the gates will receive a copy. Also, visit our new website at mycalumetpark.com to use the new gravefinder program. It is very simple: go to website, scroll down to gravefinder and follow the prompts. All you will need to do is enter the location and you will be directed to the lot you are seeking. The program for the gravefinder is triggered by the location and not the name at this time. If you are not sure of the location, stop at the office and we will get the info for you.
A special thanks to Dee Harrison for creating the gravefinder for Calumet Park. This is a huge accomplishment as there are tens of thousands of lots that needed to be included in this program.
Have an enjoyable Memorial Weekend and remember the reason for the holiday…REMEMBERING THE PASSING OF WARRIORS FOR YOUR COUNTRY! Call 219-769-8803 for help.
Check out other posts in this blog to see the Spring newsletter, or stop at the office on your next visit to the cemetery. The entire Memorial Day schedule is included. If you have questions, call 769-8803.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s of the world. Thank you for all you do. Calumet Park will present a bouquet of flowers to all visitors to the cemetery on Mother’s Day until we run out. Hope your day is great and thanks to all who come visit their Mother’s at whatever cemetery they are in.
The most important question that can be asked is the one that you need answered. So, how can a FAQ sheet be put together that brings your question to the top of the list? A suggestion might be for you to scan through all the questions shown in this blog and find the one that you are looking for. You can call 219-769-8803 at any time (8:30-4:30 Monday thru Friday) if you need an immediate answer, which generally prompts a caller to ask follow-up questions. For non-urgent answers, read all the FAQ entries and you may discover questions that you had not thought about to ask but really wanted to know.
for answers to 67 frequently asked questions. Take a little time to read through these questions as you may feel comforted knowing a little about a topic that nobody likes to talk about…