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Yarmouth rededicates Condon butterfly garden

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Yarmouth rededicates Condon butterfly garden

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster

A light rain didn't deter people from gathering for the rededication of the Beth Condon Memorial Butterfly Garden in Yarmouth on Saturday, Aug. 2, in Yarmouth. The garden, behind Yarmouth Town Hall, has nectar-rich plants and shrubs to attract and feed butterflies. It was created in memory of Elizabeth Condon, a 15-year-old Yarmouth girl who was hit and killed on U.S. Route 1 by a drunk driver on Aug. 28, 1993. Over the past 21 years, the Beth Condon Pathway has been added to and greatly expanded, offering a safe U.S. Route 1 walking path.

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster

Karyn Garofoli, left, director of Yarmouth Community Services, conducts the Beth Condon Memorial Butterfly Garden rededication ceremony with Condon's parents, Andrea Condon and Carl Condon, who released monarch butterflies.

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster

Pepper Robillard and a just-released painted lady butterfly at the Beth Condon Memorial Butterfly Garden in Yarmouth on Aug. 2.