Friday, May 25, 2012


Annette Starbuck
Arsineh & Ingrid

The BUTTERFLY EXPERIENCE on Earth Day was an amazing success!  Event Planner Arsineh Alenkin of AB Weddings and Special Events did a truly stellar job of recruiting companies and individuals to donate goods and services.  Ingrid's Tapas provided incredibly delicious vegetarian food that was out of this world.  Annette Starbuck, winner of Cupcake Wars was present to welcome the approx. 250 guests that arrived.

Planet Rehab Performance Troop
Justin Taylor

The Planet Rehab Performance Troop sang their new original song "Where are all the Butterflies" after which Justin Mitchell
wowed guests with his amazing vocal and guitar talents. 

There were more than 20 Planet Rehab volunteers, all wearing very cool Tee Shirts provided by the incomparable Carlo Rios.  Carlo organized Info Stations at all of the Animal Habitats and trained the volunteers regarding each habitat.
Kids and adults alike were delighted by talented Face Painter Jamie Mclrath.  Home Baked Beanies was a definite hit with their "Scented" animal themed Beanies and they generously donated a portion of their profits to Planet Rehab.

In creating the Butterfly Habitat, when possible we re-purposed materials, such as this roll up Secretary Desk.  With minimal work, it made for a unique and beautiful planter, and we were able to save it from ending up in the landfill.   
The planters inside the Butterfly Habitat were made of used shipping containers and much of the wood used was also re-purposed.