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National Butterfly Center in Mission experiences financial difficulties

1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, May 14 2020 May 14, 2020 May 14, 2020 9:36 AM May 14, 2020 in News - Local

The National Butterfly Center in Mission took a big financial hit due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Events at the center such as Earth Day and the Inaugural Wild Gardening Festival were cancelled as a safety precaution.

Marianna Teviño Wright, the executive director at the center, explains they are projecting to lose about 20% to 25% of their annual operating budget.

State Rep. Oscar Longoria donated $1000 to the center and says he sees it more as an investment.

The center remains open seven days a week and is requiring people to wear masks indoors and when interacting with others.

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