Flamingos flock to Troup for a cause


Flocks of flamingos have been spotted in yards around Troup. Members of the Troup High School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) have been using the birds as a fund-raiser which will continue through Sunday, April 15.

Morgan Gray, NHS vice president, reported the funds would either pay off cafeteria debts of fellow students at the high school, pay past due water bills for community members or possibly a little of both. A decision would be made by the last day of the fund-raiser and students hoped to have the funds distributed by Friday, April 27.

This particular service project is headed by Gray, Hanna McCommas, Livy Poaza and Colton Whitsell and is the first time NHS students have used the flamingo fund-raiser. A donation of any size will be accepted to simply remove the flamingos, but for $25 you can direct the flock to a specific yard. The response to flocks of flamingos showing up on front lawns has been positive, according to Gray.

“We’ve gotten calls with people saying how funny they thought it was,” Gray stated.

For information regarding the flamingo fund-raiser, call 903-920-1484.

Another service project of the NHS, headed by Madison Griffin, is a micro-chipping clinic scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the First United Methodist Church, located at 202 East Duvall Street in Troup. The cost is $10 per animal and the proceeds will benefit the SPCA of East Texas.


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