New York State Funeral Directors Association


Butterflies decorate the landscape on warm summer days, fluttering about on a scattered path with no discernible direction.

Many people see these gentle insects as mere incidentals floating around aimlessly.

Syracuse-area baseball fans are pondering life’s special moments as they vie for a grand prize to end all grand prizes: a free funeral.

The Syracuse Chiefs, the AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals, is partnering with the Farone & Son Inc. Funeral Home and a couple other local businesses for a mid-August “Celebration of Life” night.

The team has a giveaway at all its Wednesday home games, and spokeswoman Kathleen McCormick said the funeral package is “by far the largest prize” yet.