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2017 Spring Newsletter

Family enjoying a day of fishing at previous Catch and Release events that happen every Spring at Calumet Park Cemetery. Click on newsletter link for more information.

2017 Spring Newsletter  Click here to see the newsletter.  A complete schedule of the Memorial Weekend events are listed.  Also, there are a number of other community oriented activities that you may want to save the date for that are shown in the newsletter.  Thank you for following us on facebook.  If you have any needs or questions about the cemetery, our funeral homes or prearranging, feel free to call.  Visit our website at www.calumetparkcemetery.com

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Almost too hot for butterflies let alone guests at this year’s live butterfly release ceremony…

 

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Garry Groundhog with his friend Rocky – a transformation

On Saturday, July 23, a lot of hearty souls joined together at Calumet Park for the 8th Annual Live Butterfly Release.  Under scorching heat, over 350 men, women and children gathered to share in a meaningful event.  Following are some pictures of some of the participants and families that attended.  For those who love the heat, this was your day!

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See you all next year.  Let’s start praying now for a sunny day, 80 degrees and fluffy clouds for shade.

For info on preplanning cemetery and funeral arrangements, call 219-769-8803.

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Last chance to order your butterfly for the Live Butterfly Release on July 23…

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Friday afternoon (July 15) is the cutoff to secure your live butterfly for this years butterfly program.  This will be the 7th annual event and last year 660 butterflies were released.  This is a reverent and respectful couple of hours out of your life that will provide a warm memory for a lifetime.  There will be live music by Brant Vogel, a prayer from Paul Vogel, a reading of The Legend of the Butterfly by Rob Vogel followed by a group release of butterflies.  You are invited even if you do not remember to reserve a free butterfly.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and maybe a hat as it is supposed to be on the warm to hot side that day.  Call now for your butterfly to 219-769-8803.  Brant has played a number of local venues and has a unique country sound.

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Butterfly Release time again…July 23 at 11:00 a.m.

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Mark your calendars for the annual live butterfly release program at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, IN.  This event keeps getting bigger and bigger.  Last year there were over 600 butterflies released during this beautiful and touching time or remembrance.  Call 219-769-8803 now to be sure that you get your butterfly.  Cutoff to order your free butterfly will be July 14th.  Be part of the live music and butterfly ceremony and call now.  Release is set for Saturday, July 23 at 11:00 a.m.  See you there.

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Butterfly Release…July 25…call now for your live butterfly

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Call now to 219-769-8803 to get your butterfly for the Butterfly Release Ceremony on July 25, a Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at Calumet Park Cemetery located at the corner of 73rd and Taft in Merrillville, Indiana.  See you there.  See more at calumetparkcemetery.com

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It is butterfly release time once again at Calumet Park Cemetery…

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Live Butterfly Release Ceremony July 25 at 11:00 a.m. at Calumet Park Cemetery on the corner of 73rd and Taft in Merrillville, Indiana

Call now to reserve your live butterfly for our 7th Annual Butterfly Release Ceremony.  This has become a great tradition for over 300 people each summer; all compliments of Calumet Park Cemetery.

046 During this one hour program, there will be live music from Brant Vogel appropriate to the occasion, readings on the Native American Indian Butterfly Legend by Rob Vogel, a short greeting and prayer from Paul Vogel II and the release of the butterflies.

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Paul Vogel sharing his heartfelt thoughts on gathering for a butterfly release.

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Rob Vogel reciting the Legend of the Butterfly.

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Brant Vogel, country music recording artist.

Calumet Park will order 300 butterflies for the occasion, so we recommend you call in to reserve yours as soon as possible.  The deadline to call in will be July 17.  Call 219-769-8803 (cemetery), 219-736-5840 (Calumet Park Funeral Chapel) and 219-980-1141 (Rendina Funeral Home).  Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket for your comfort during the program, and come a few minutes early to get your butterfly.  The program will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.  See you there!

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Butterfly release at Calumet Park Cemetery a huge success…

003 012On Saturday, July 27th, a live butterfly release was held at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, Indiana.  This was the 5th annual event and it gets bigger each year.  Last year 200 butterflies were requested and this year the final count was 315.  The attendees were treated to some beautiful live music after an opening welcome from Paul Vogel.   Daniel Moran sang “The Dance” from Garth Brooks, Kelly Voliva sang a beautiful rendition of Faith Hill’s “There You’ll Be”.  John Ochoa reminded us all of who really has the power when he sang “Precious Lord Take My Hand”.  This was followed by Rob Vogel reading the Legend of the Butterflies.  As the families in attendance gathered around the butterfly garden, Kelly sang “Butterfly Fly Away” by Miley Cyrus as the butterflies were released.  As people milled around the butterfly garden watching the butterflies being freed back to nature, John sang a powerful version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.

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Calumet Park would like to thank all you folks for sharing this memorable ceremony with us.  If you couldn’t make it this year, come on out next July for our 6th year of making memories with our families that went away with a smile in their hearts as they honored their lost loved ones.

If you have any questions, please call 769-8803 and check out our facebook page at mycalumetpark for upcoming events at Calumet Park Cemetery.  Scroll down for some photos of the “butterfly believers” of the special program, and… see you next year!  (click on any pictures you like to enlarge)

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