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LGBT Center of Reading to Host Memorial Butterfly Release

by LGBT Center of Greater Reading

May 16, 2023

Due to the inclement weather forecasted for Saturday, our butterfly release ceremony and Cultivating Community Garden unveiling has been moved to Sunday (May 21) from 1-3. 

The LGBT Center of Greater Reading invites the public to its Memorial Butterfly Release and unveiling of the new Cultivating Community Garden on Saturday, May 21, 1pm – 3pm at the LGBT Center, 640 Centre Ave, Reading, PA 19601.

The Center will be releasing Painted Lady butterflies, followed by a lunch of pulled pork on a roll, macaroni and cheese, and baked beans with a bottle of water and a bag of chips.

“It’s no secret that our local community has experienced many losses recently. From the R.M. Palmer explosion; the missing teens in our city of Reading; the loss of young Javien Perch; and the legislation that has been introduced across the nation, which is incredibly harmful to the LGBTQ+ community.

Let’s come together in grief and remembrance to honor those gone too soon, in healing, in hope, and in solidarity as a community.”

This event is open to all! The price of the butterfly release and meal is $20, but you can purchase either one separately for $10.

Go to to register for one or both events.

Questions? Email Aaron Rineer, Director of Development at [email protected].

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