Hays County students gathered in April at Seton Medical Center Hays for the annual Wimberley Butterfly Festival launch party and butterfly send-off. Students from Santa Cruz Catholic School in Buda and Mendez Elementary in San Marcos raised more than 100 butterflies and set them free in the Seton Hays Healing Garden.
This year marks the 19th annual Butterfly Festival, started in honor of Emily Ann Rolling, a 16-year-old aspiring actress and costume designer, who died in a 1996 traffic accident.
Students at Mendez Elementary released butterflies to launch the Wimberley Butterfly Festival. Photo courtesy of Seton Healthcare Family.