One flock remained in Maplewood but moved to the yard of Cathy Bataille and Kimi Nakata. They were much larger flamingos and didn’t have the energy to fly after eating all of the grass (and shrimp!?) in our Assistant Minister’s neighbor’s yard.
The second flock of much smaller flamingos flew from our congregation to Karen and Steve Jackson’s house in Chatham. Several diners at La Pasteria witnessed the flock amble down Springfield Avenue and then, suddenly spread their wings and fly. “I was amazed at how silent they were,” said one diner. “Yes,” says Karen Jackson, “They were very quiet until they landed in our yard. I never knew what sound a flamingo made. Now, I do.”
No flamingo has been harmed. Yet.
If you’d like to help the flock of flamingos move to a different location in northern New Jersey OR if you’d like to make sure that they never land on your lawn, this is what you need to know:
- For $20, the flamingos will move to the lawn of your choice with love notes!
- For $20, if you have a flock of flamingos on your lawn, we will remove them!
- For $10 you can purchase flamingo “insurance” to prevent any further flamingos from landing on your lawn.
- For $10 we will disclose the name of your sender!
To participate, you must email email@example.com. Include your name, address and which of the options you choose (of course, you may choose them all if you want!). Checks should be made payable to UCS with COA on the memo line.
The project is the mastermind of the Coming of Age class (9th graders) who are raising money to pay for their heritage trip to Boston. We encourage our youth to think and organize their own initiatives. You can rest assured that this was their idea!
Each week, on our website, you can see where the flamingos have landed (though people’s residences will remain undisclosed). Make sure to tune in!