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TCF of Tyler Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony: Our Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held the second Sunday in December, 2016 at Crossroads Community Church, 13730 Hwy 155 South, Tyler (map). The service begins at 6:30 p.m. with food and fellowship after the ceremony. If you would like to bring a covered dish, dessert, etc., we welcome it.

We will be collecting food for the food pantry at our host church and toys for a toy drive.

If you'd like to attend and/or help this year please contact us for more information.

We hope you'll join us in December, 2016 for this beautiful and touching event.

TCF Candle Lighting Ceremony

TCF of Tyler Annual Butterfly Release: Butterflies will be released in memory of all our children at the 2016 Compassionate Friends Butterfly Release set for Saturday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m. The setting for this uplifting and peaceful event will be the Sharon Shrine Temple located on Highway 31 East.

TCF Butterfly ReleaseLive butterflies are for sale for $10 each and must be reserved in plenty of time for ordering. Please send your check and reservation information to TCF at P.O. Box 9714, Tyler, Texas 75711. Reserved butterflies will be picked up for release the day of the event.

Colorful solid-painted wooden butterflies will be sold for $20 each at the Butterfly Release; we are not taking special orders for personalized butterflies this year.

Silent auction items are being collected. If something catches your eye that you think those attending would enjoy bidding on, please consider donating. For donation information, please email us at

The Butterfly Release begins at 1 p.m. that Saturday but volunteers are needed and welcomed for either set-up work the Friday afternoon before, or beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday the day of the release. Please contact us at 903-258-2547 if you want to volunteer.

Enjoying refreshments and visiting with TCF friends and family after the butterflies are released is a special part of the day. If you would like to donate any finger food— cookies, chips/dips, small sandwiches, pickles, olives, cheese cubes, fruit chunks or veggies—any of your special favorites—please contact us at same number above. Cake will be served and bottled iced water will be available.

We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones at the Butterfly Release! Your presence means everything to this very special event!

View photos from a previous Butterfly Release, courtesy of

TCF of Tyler Steering Committee: If you are interested in participating in our chapter by serving on the steering committee, please plan to attend a steering committee meeting in 2016. Call 903-258-2547 for more information.

MADD Heart meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at the MADD office, 215 Winchester Dr. Ste., 100, Tyler, TX 75701. For more info call 888-665-6233 or email Melissa at

TCF Memorial QuiltSixth and Final Quilt: We are compiling names and photos for the 6th and final quilt. Please mail your $25 donation for a square, child's name, and make sure we have a quality picture of your child that will show up well. This will be the last quilt for our chapter so please let us know quickly as we anticipate the list of 30 will fill up fast. David and Teresa Terrell have generously donated their time and talent for the completed quilts and are no longer able to physically continue. You can mail your donation to TCF Tyler PO Box 9714 Tyler Texas 75711, please note on your check what it is for. Photos or questions can be emailed to

Thanks to Teresa & David Terrell for donating their talent and time on this beautiful quilt which will be displayed in our meeting room and at special events.