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Members of the Junior Women’s League posing behind a flock of pink flamingos are, from left, Shaina King, Brittany Burdine, Julia Moore, Nickle Harrington, Kristen Myatt, Samona Johnson and Nikki Hanna. The flamingos are the centerpiece of one of the club’s longstanding fundraisers.

Pink flamingos will be popping up in Aberdeen and Hamilton throughout the summer months as members of the Junior Women’s League have begun to flock people’s yards as part of their annual fundraiser.

“If you’d like to flock someone, you can contact us through our Facebook page [by searching Junior Women’s League of Monroe County] or call the number listed there [813-3459]. For a $25 minimum donation, we will flock whoever you choose. If you’ve been flocked, you can make a small donation to have the flamingos removed or you can have someone else flocked,” said Julia Moore, JWL public relations chairperson.

The fundraiser will last through the end of July, and money raised will go towards community projects such as assisting the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Aberdeen’s Angel Tree and the Full Tummy Project. JWL also started funding scholarships for Aberdeen and Hamilton high school seniors, and its next event will be a back to school bash.

“After the success of our Easter egg hunt, we’d love to make it an annual event but we need funds to do so. We had 189 kids hunt Easter eggs, and more than 300 people came. Men and Women of Vision and Dream Riders helped, and it’s great to have other organizations assist,” Moore said.

On June 18, JWL will host a community meet and greet at Penny Lane’s Java Café at 6 p.m.

“It’s the first time we’ve opened up to new members in this way. We’re looking for members who have a heart for the community,” Moore said.

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