Tahlequah Daily Press

October 15, 2013

Flock you! Birds tout cancer awareness

By TEDDYE SNELL
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — Throughout the month of October, a Tahlequah resident may arrive home some evening to find his or her yard dotted with plastic pink flamingos of varying sizes and poses.

Somewhere in the sea of pink is a particular flamingo adorned with a message telling the homeowner he’s been “flocked.”

But for those with an aversion to all things kitsch, it’s only temporary.

Tahlequah Middle School’s Select Choir selected the project to raise awareness about breast cancer, since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Once a person is “flocked,” someone who has previously been flocked makes a donation to the project to specify another “victim.”

The flamingos disappear as quickly as they appear - within 24 hours - at no cost to the flockee – unless, of course, he or she chooses to make a donation and choose the next recipient.

The donor can either sign his name on the “You’ve Been Flocked” notice, or remain anonymous.

To find out more about “flocking,” contact Amy Wright, TMS choir director, at (918) 458-4140.

tsnell@tahlequahdailypress.com