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Repaired Butterflies To Rise Again

From Staff Reports

Riverfront Park’s grounded butterflies should be in the air again by Aug. 9.

The giant blue butterfly was downed by winds in February. The yellow one, though it was not grounded by winds, also was damaged and later taken down for repairs.

Total cost of repairs for both butterflies is an estimated $25,000. About $6,000 will come out of Riverfront Park’s operating budget. The rest is being donated by various contractors.

There also will be improvements to make the 40-foot relics from Expo ‘74 more durable, city officials said. , DataTimes

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