Chautauqua Hospice, Palliative Care to host charity auction Sept. 14

Submitted Photo Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care Staff display some of the student artwork to be sold at the Charity Auction on Sept. 14.

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care will host its second annual Butterfly Art & Charity Auction on Sept. 14 at Chautauqua Suites, 215 W. Lake Road, Mayville. Friends, family and art lovers of all ages are invited to join this celebration.

The auction will feature a variety of butterfly artwork that was submitted this Spring from students in the art programs of Sherman Central School, Fredonia Central School, Jefferson Middle School, Persell Middle School, Cassadaga Valley Central School, Forestville Central School and Jamestown Community College.

In addition, a number of goods and services will be auctioned including a Walt Disney vacation and airline tickets. There will also be basket raffles and silent auctions.

“We are excited to feature at this event the beautiful student butterfly artwork,” said Shauna Anderson, president & CEO of CHPC. “The art project gave us a unique opportunity to engage the younger residents of Chautauqua County with our mission and the ideas they conveyed in their art are breath-taking.”

CHPC collaborated with school art departments to foster a greater understanding of the hospice mission among students through the creation of butterfly art. The butterfly has become a symbol of hope and renewal among many hospices. In addition, one student’s work will be selected promote CHPC’s Service of Remembrance next Spring. Over 470 pieces of butterfly artwork were submitted this year from participating schools.

Proceeds from the sale of the artwork and other donated items will benefit both CHPC and the art programs at the schools that participated in the butterfly art contest. More than $700 was donated to county school’s art programs from last year’s proceeds.

“This will be an exciting event with something for everyone,” said CHPC Event Coordinator BJ Buonaiuto. “We invite the community to celebrate the creativity of these students and share in an evening of fun and excitement that will benefit the programs of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care and the art departments of the two schools.”

A buffet dinner and a cash bar will be available throughout the evening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the Live Auction beginning at 7:30 p.m. A list of some of the auction items is available at CHPC’s website,

Tickets for the event are $25 for Adults and $10 for children. Tickets can be purchased at CHPC offices at 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood and online at the CHPC website.

The mission of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is to provide end of life education and care in Chautauqua County. CHPC provides hospice care for patients and families facing life-limiting terminal illness, palliative care for those with serious chronic illness, and bereavement support to individuals, families and organizations who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For more information, visit or call 338-0033.