“Flocking” for funds

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The Holland Patent community might have noticed some flocks of flamingos in the area.

The plastic birds are all part of a unique fundraiser to send a group of students to New Jersey to build a house for a veteran.

To raise the money, the group is “flocking people.”

At night they place the flamingos in yards with a ransom note.

The note asks for a donation and then the students will come and remove the birds.

“The people that we flock, they get to pick the next victim which has been great fun,” said Eileen Mccann, one of the organizers. “We try to start out with people that we know and they’re spreading us out to people that they know so it’s been a whole community wide phenomenon.”

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