Butterfly Festival

Butterfly Festival

Butterfly Festival 2014

Photo courtesy of Kim Thiel Photography

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Save the date! Next year's Butterfly Festival
will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015

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Just over 2,800 guests joined us for the 6th annual Butterfly Festival on Saturday, June 21st at City Park in Appleton… our largest attendance yet.


Parents and their young children participated in games and family fun activities throughout the morning such as a scavenger hunt, face painting, tie-dye butterflies, relay races, inflatable bouncers, and much more. The highlight of the event was a group butterfly release of nearly 1,000 butterflies, representing Parent Connection’s dedication to "Helping Families Fly."


With the generous support of our guests, sponsors and other contributors, the 2014 Butterfly Festival raised record proceeds of $67,049 for child abuse prevention services in the Fox Valley area. Thanks to all for your support!


All proceeds of the Butterfly Festival benefit Parent Connection, a parent education and early learning program serving the Fox Valley and Oshkosh. Click here to see more about how Parent Connection is making a difference.


2014 Butterfly Festival sponsors and contributors include:

Presenting Sponsor

GLK Foods


Monarch Sponsors

Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin        RLJ Dental/Fox Valley Orthodontics

Dr. Eric & Mary Erickson


Painted Lady Sponsors

R. Sabee Company       Fox Banquets Rivertyme Catering

Schmidtke Orthodontics     The Willis Foundation


Media Sponsors

WBAY-TV       Woodward Radio Group       91.1 The Avenue


Swallow Tail Sponsors

The 10th Frame

Schenck, SC

The Commonwealth Companies

Secura Insurance

E.D. Chase Co.

Valley Management

Guttormsen Family

VF Corporation


Women's Care of Wisconsin, SC

Menasha Corporation

Yeager Family

Nicolet National Bank



Gossamer Wing Sponsors

Altrusa Club of Appleton

M3 Insurance

The Business Bank

New London Engineering

Fox Financial Group

Spectators Bar & Grill

Griffin Builders

Tettings & Tetting DDS

Herrling Clark Law Firm

Valley Eye Associates

Iris Fine Yarns



Special Contributors

Appleton Police & Fire Dept.

Keller, Inc.

A-S-K Associates, Inc.

King Family

Avenue Art

Leighann Harvey


Lullaby Shop

Betley Family

Lumsden Family

Botanical Indulgence

Mark's East Side


McKnight & Carlson

Buss Family

Noodles & Co.

Copper Rock

Oral & Maxilloficial Surgery Fox Cities

CTI Massage

Piece By Piece

Downs Family

Red Shoes PR

Dr. James O'Leary

Riverside Florists

Elliker Family

Salon Aura

Festival Foods

Seybold Family

Flanagan Family

Sharratt Family

Fox Cities Kiwanis Club


Fox River Mall

Vanboxel Family


Wild Bird & Backyard

Go Valley Kids

Wilmar Chocolates

Green Bay Packers

Yarns by Design

Jacob's Meat Market

You'll Be Floored

Johnson Bank



Special thanks to our volunteer planning committee: Susanne Lumsden (Event Chair), Lisa Betley, Marissa Downs, Lyssa King, Ann Krieg, and Katie Sharratt

In 2013, the Parent Connection program provided 3,115 home visits to 375 families and presented to 3,050 workshop/event participants.






Fox Valley/Outagamie County

1810 Appleton Rd, Menasha

Program Manager: Andrea Alpert-Buss, email or call 920-739-4226 ext. 108


Oshkosh/Winnebago County

36 Broad St, Ste 150, Oshkosh

Program Manager: Wendy Schwalbe, email or call 920-233-6630 ext. 101




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- View a Parent Connection brochure: Fox Valley / Oshkosh

- View the Parent Connection video, as presented at Dancing for Little Stars 2014

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