The second annual "Healing Wings of Hope" butterfly release will take place Tuesday, Oct. 15th. The collaborative community event aims to raise awareness on domestic violence and is sponsored by the Westport Domestic Violence Task Force.
A total of 88 butterflies will be released which symbolizes the amount of domestic violence calls the Westport police handled last year. First Selectman Gordon Joseloff will read a Proclamation during the event to declare October as domestic violence awareness month in Westport. Anyone can sponsor a butterfly for $10 (need not be present at event to sponsor) and all net proceeds will benefit the Domestic Violence Crisis Center.
The event begins at 3:30pm at Earthplace located on 10 Woodside Lane in Westport. For more information or to sponsor a butterfly call (203) 227-7253 or email WestportDVTF@gmail.com.