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Kinship of Aitkin County hosts the Butterfly Social to honor former staff member

Handbags in a variety of styles and sizes will be offered at Kinship of Aitkin County’s Butterfly Social. There will be hats, too. 

The Butterfly Social is conducted in honor of Mary Ellen Moriarty who worked at Kinship for three years before her death. This year, her family has donated her collection of hats. 

The Butterfly Social will take place on May 7 at the 40 Club Convention Center in Aitkin. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. to begin the silent auction. Luncheon, with its menu of chilled strawberry soup, almond chicken salad and a chocolate dessert will be served at noon. The silent auction will progress to a live auction after lunch. There will be a drawing for a door prize.

Tickets are $20. Tickets must be purchased by May 1. They will not be sold at the door. Interested persons may call the Kinship office at 927-4039 or purchase them at Salon Inspire or contact Kinship by email at