That time of year again when a flock of purple flamingos decorate lawns throughout the borough has arrived.
The annual Flocking Fundraiser is underway in town to support the 2014 TEAM ROSELLE PARK as they prepare for this year’s Relay For Life which will be held in Cranford on Friday, May 16th.
Started almost 30 years ago,the Relay For Life when Dr. Gordy Klatt, in May of 1985, walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer.
Communities throughout the world participate in the organized, overnight community fundraising walk where teams of people camp out around a track and members of each team take turns walking around the track. The event is a family friendly environment for the entire community that provides food, games, information, entertainment, and activities that build camaraderie. Highlights of the evening include a Survivors’ Lap, a Luminaria Ceremony, and a Fight Back Ceremony.
In the spirit of community and camaraderie, TEAM ROSELLE PARK will be offering lawns to either be flocked or covered by ‘flock insurance’.
If anyone wants to Flock someone, they simply fill out the Flock Request Form and pay the $10 Flocking Fee. During the night, the recipient (or victim) will be flocked and will wake up to a flock of purple flamingos on their front lawn with a Relay For Life sign. The Flock will leave within 24 hours.
There is also Flocking Insurance where someone can fill out the insurance form and pay a $20 fee to have their home ‘protected’ from Flocking.
As the flocks will travel throughout Roselle Park only, there is ample opportunity to have as many lawns flocked – or guarded – before May 16th.
There is still an opportunity to join TEAM ROSELLE PARK or to donate by visiting the team’s official page (link).
Anyone interested in either a Flockupation or Flock Insurance can download or print the form below and send it in (information provided on form):