Flamingoes are Flocking
The pink flamingo – that classic piece of lawn décor from the 1960s – is showing up en masse on lawns around the area. But it’s not a case of misguided decoration; the pink plastic flock is a fundraiser for the Haynes House of Hope, a comfort care home for the terminally ill in Granville, N.Y. Community members who wish to support Haynes House can request a flocking of the birds on their lawn. For $25, a half flock of 25 flamingoes will show up; a $50 donation will produce a full flock of approximately 50 perfectly pink birds. The flock will remain in residence for 24 hours. They come complete with a form in which the recipient can choose a future home or business to be flocked. According to flamingo experts, these birds can travel up to a 25-mile radius from Haynes House. The tongue-in-cheek landscape prank is all in good fun, but monies raised help Haynes House continue its important work in the community.Since opening in 2009, Haynes House of Hope has been a source of comfort and support to the terminally ill and their families. Residents live in the quiet of an actual home that is staffed around the clock by volunteers. Medical care is provided through High Peaks Hospice. There is never any charge to the resident for Haynes House services. To arrange a flocking in support of the Haynes House of Hope, contact executive director Carol Finke at 518-642-8155.