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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Birds of a Feather Flock Together for a Good Cause in Downtown Hollywood

Local business owners and visitors to Downtown Hollywood on December 1 were greeted by a surprising sight, with more than 100 plastic pink flamingos conspicuously congregating along a three-block stretch of Hollywood Boulevard.

The iconic lawn ornaments were part of the Hollywood Women’s Club’s annual holiday fundraiser, Flocking Lawns Around Hollywood. The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) joined in the fundraising festivities by sponsoring the mass flocking of the boulevard median between Young Circle and 21st Avenue.

 “Braving the early morning dark, sprinklers and the giggles of anyone who sees us, flocking is a fun event that is doing good,” said Carol Fitzgerald, president of the Hollywood Women’s Club.

Normally a one-woman job, the flocking of Downtown Hollywood necessitated a six-member team that gathered at 6:30 a.m. to position the proliferation of pink plastic birds before local businesspeople arrived at work.  Flocks stay in place until evening, when they’re collected by volunteers. 

Why flocks of frolicking flamingos?

“It’s fun. It’s happy,” Fitzgerald said. “People laugh when they see them – especially when they see a lot of them.”

To flock someone in Hollywood, call the Flocking Hotline at 954-609-6625. Flockings will continue through December 23 or later. To have the birds removed, a donation of $25 is requested.
 
The Hollywood Women’s Club, part of the Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), was founded in 1922. The 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, culturally diverse volunteer organization of more than 100 members is dedicated to community service and the support of local and international charitable organizations. 

Call 954-925-9394 or visit hollywoodwomensclub.org for information on club membership, meetings, events, volunteer opportunities or to make a donation. New members are always welcome.

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