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Residents 'flock' to drama program fundraiser

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Residents 'flock' to drama program fundraiser (WFSB) Residents 'flock' to drama program fundraiser (WFSB)

Students from Valley Regional High School in Deep River are on a mission for their drama program.

The program, Valley Regional Musical Productions, produce award-winning musicals and students are hoping a flock of fake flamingos will help with their finances.

All month, a donation can be made to the drama program and then you pick a friend’s front lawn for the pink flamingo to show up and roost overnight.

"The idea is to start a fundraiser that we can do every year, so we'll always have October or 'Flocktober' now,” said Jackie Russo-Boudinot, whose son Nathan is in the program.

For a “mini-flock,” the charge is $10, and $25 gets the full flock.

"My son's in the program and so I really appreciate all that they do at Valley and so to wake-up and find a lawn full of pink flamingos, it was kind of surreal,” said Susan Bouregy, whose son Zane is in the program.

"It can be an ongoing thing, you flock someone and they flock you back - it can just keep going - and I think it's so much fun and easier to get into because you can never really have enough of it,” said Olivia MacDonald, a junior at the high school.

Her mom is also a breast cancer survivor, and said the pink flamingos are extra special for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The program will be performing “Birds of a Feather.”

To learn more about ‘Flocktober’ click here.

For more on Valley Regional High School, click here.

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