Friday, May 15, 2009

Coming Soon To A Yard Near You



It's that time again! Yes, fund raising time for the Church youth groups to help cover costs for the upcoming summer events. This year our Youth have decided to do something that I think is the cutest idea. After search upon search on the internet, they chose to do a "Pink Flamingo" Fundraiser.

What exactly is this you may be asking yourself. Well, let me tell you. Between May 1st & June 30th, the youth will plant pink flamingos on the front lawn of families from the "flamingo" list. If the birds (and I hear there will be over 20+ of the plastic birds that will be landing at one time) end up in your yard, you then pay $15 to have the birds removed. Here is where it really gets interesting...for an additional $5 (that's right $20 total) you can choose the next destination of the flamingo landing!

Now wait a minute, what if I don't want those things in my yard? Well, that's covered too. For a small fee of $25, you have the opportunity to buy "Prevention of Flamingo Landing" insurance.

All I can say is...we have some creative youth in our Church! *grin* So stay tuned for updates on flamingo landings in the area. (We opted not to buy the insurance, so there's plenty of time for a migration on our land.)

8 comments:

mrshester said...

LOL!! Our youth did that as a fund raiser one year too, only we had just one bird to contend with. I can't imagine seeing THAT many flamingos in the yard at one time, LOL...too funny!

I really like your new background too! So cute.

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

MrsHester~
Thank you so much. I am glad you enjoy the new look.

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

What a creative fundraising idea!
Mrs.B

Mrs A said...

oh now,that is truly funny!!!

lady m's lavender cottage said...

THis is very funny! Quite ingenious :) I hope they get to raise quite a bit...

blessings,

lady m

Blessed Beyond said...

How fun!!! Sounds interesting and fun!! Love the new look at your blog. Our town for the Relay for Life, they do the same, but it's a toilet! And they place it out front of your business. We are in a very small town and so most of our businesses are still mom and pop style. (I'd say 90% of ours are Mom and Pop, at least). It's more money to get it moved. It is too funny though! And what a great way to raise money!

Hugs and Blessings,

momma2thestrainkids said...

in my town the sheriff's department and police department give away car seats to needy families and to pay for them they do a fundraiser where they set up a "jail cell" out side of the wal mart and for a fee you can have the go "pick someone UP" and then they are cuffed and stuffed and hauled to "jail" and have to call people to "Bail" them out or pay a fee to not go to jail, one year right after her divorce my mother in law had my father in laws live in girl friend the cause of the divorce arrested..it was SO funny...

Sarah said...

Our church group did this and I think it is hilarious!