Girls hockey players put out a flock of flamingos on the front lawn of Woodstock resident Jay Smith.
Rachel Surrell Photo
Maybe you’ve seen a flock of flamingos outside of a Woodstock home the last week and wondered: What are those and how can I avoid having them on my lawn?
Well, the flamingos are the latest fundraising effort for the Woodstock girls varsity hockey program and the money raised will help purchase some much-needed ice time.
As of Wednesday, the group has raised close to $600 so far, by putting a group of 10 or so flamingos on a local lawn (by referral), accepting money to haul the birds off later, to another suggested lawn.
“If we don’t’ save this program now, it won’t be there for them,” said Kada Sigl, the mother of girls hockey player Ashley Sigl and the fundraiser’s organizer.
The girls hockey team can only afford two days of practice a week. An hour of ice time costs about $200, according to David Sigl, Ashley’s father.
“The positive feedback has been amazing,” David said. “We’ve had a lot of people request to ‘flock’ their neighbors.”
The group is also donating 5 percent of its fundraising toward breast cancer awareness and ALS.
The fundraising event is set to end around March 1.
To make a donation contact Kada Sigl at 263-9677 if you want to make a donation and have a flock of flamingos land somewhere. Donations can be made in a check payable to: Woodstock Youth Hockey, and mailed to: P.O. Box 402, Woodstock, VT 05091.