Butterfly Festival, Appleton, Wisc.

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2016 Butterfly Festival Raises $77,508 for Child Abuse Prevention

1,600 guests joined us for the 8th annual Butterfly Festival on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at City Park in Appleton. 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 over 1,000 butterflies, representing Parent Connection’s dedication to "Helping Families Fly."


With the generous support of our guests, sponsors and other contributors, the 2016 Butterfly Festival raised proceeds of $77,508 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. Click here to see more about how Parent Connection is making a difference.


Become a Sponsor!

Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the Butterfly Festival. Sponsorship levels subject to change for the 2017 event. Call 920-436-4360 ext. 1242 for more information on how you can get involved.




Thank you to our other major sponsors:

Lace Wing Sponsors:


Painted Lady Sponsors:

GLK Foods



R. Sabee & Company


Dr. Eric & Mary Erickson


Swallow Tail Sponsors:

Gossamer Wing Sponsors:

American Management Group

Appleton Alliance

Appleton Health Department


Bergstrom Automotive

Endowment Wealth Management

Commercial Horizons

Fleet Farm / Charlie Mills

COUNTRY Financial

Griffin Builders

E.D. Chase Company

Kimberly Clark

Go Valley Kids

Kolosso Toyota

The Jenkins Family

Menasha Corporation

Miron Construction

Mile of Music

Nicolet National Bank

New London Engineering

The 10th Frame

Primary Care Associates


Schenck, SC

Timber Rattlers

Schmidtke Orthodontics

The Willis Foundation

The Yeager Family


US Bank


Valley Management, Inc.


Wisconsin Institute of Urology



Special Thanks to our Volunteer Planning Committee: Susanne Lumsden (Event Chair), Andrea Alpert-Buss, Marissa Downs, Amy Griffin, Amanda Jenkins, Lyssa King, Ann Krieg, Kristin Modder, Katie Sharratt, Nicole Weier and Marcia Wiese.