Plastic Flamingos Appear on Lawns Across Augusta County

By: Todd Corillo Email
By: Todd Corillo Email

A yard full of pink flamingos is no surprise to mark a milestone birthday or anniversary, but flamingos have recently been showing up on lawns across Augusta County for no apparent reason.

The flamingo plantings are part of a stealth operation by a group of local teens to raise money for summer camp.

The teens, from SherLynd Baptist Church in Lyndhurst, plant the flamingos in the yards of parishioners overnight, much to the surprise of homeowners like Dorothy Camden of Stuarts Draft.

Camden says she's used to her husband showing her surprises in their yard, but neither of them had ever seen a surprise quite like the flamingos.

"Normally, he wants to show me something in the backyard," comments Camden. "It's either deer, or sometimes it's been a big huge black bear, raccoons and all those kinds of animals, but this time I looked out and I thought that is so pretty, they really got us this time, didn't they?"

The flamingos are being planted to help teens who can't otherwise afford it attend summer camp.


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