Butterfly Festival in honor of Katee
Saturday I attended the Butterfly Festival given in honor of my cousin Debbee’s daughter Katee, who was senselessly murdered 10 years ago in an attempted robbery on August 30, 2001.
Katee ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time. She became a victim of violence for greed of drugs or money. Katee’s death deeply affected everyone who knew her. Lives changed forever.
Debbee and her husband put together several events each year to raise money for various organizations that help teens and aid in the fight against crime.
This past weekend they held the Butterfly Festival. Katee loved butterflies.
Hundreds of people attended. The festival had numerous events from face painting, live music, baseball for all to play, food plus much more entertainment for children and adults as well as butterfly cookie decorating, which was the booth that I arranged.
For the event I made 100 yummy butterfly cookies that I helped the children decorate with royal icing and sanding sugar. It was so much fun watching each child create their own unique butterfly and then of course gobble up their delicious creations.
Although we will always miss Katee, her passion was in helping others. With a foundation created in her honor the annual events that her family and friends put together each year raise funds to help teens and fight crime in the community, something that Katee would be very proud of.
It was a lovely event and a beautiful day with butterflies floating through the air, everywhere!