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Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser for Lynnfield's Destination Imagination Teams

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Flocks of bright pink flamingos have recently been spotted at various homes in Lynnfield. These exotic plastic lawn ornaments have been showing up overnight only to disappear and display themselves elsewhere in town the next day.  Apparently they arrive at the request of friends of the family living at the homes in question.

Flamingo Flocking is a current fundraiser being held by Lynnfield’s Destination Imagination teams.Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit organization that fosters creative problem solving and teamwork. Every year, there are 250,000 students across the U.S. and in more than 40 countries that participate. This year five Lynnfield teams advanced from local and state tournaments earning the right to represent Massachusetts at the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee.  The Lynnfield DI community is working hard to raise approximately $38,400 needed to send all five teams to Knoxville.

Residents are encouraged to “flock” their Lynnfield friends and neighbors for a $20 donation to Lynnfield DI. Upon receipt of the order form and donation, DI team members (accompanied by an adult chaperone) will secretly place a flock of flamingos on the family’s front yard.  The birds will “roost” in the yard for no more than 24 hours.

Contact Judy Campbell at mom24bc@gmail.com or Jennifer Wehle at wehle.home@gmail.com to place an order or get more information.

If you are looking for a memorable way to celebrate and help our local DI teams, look no further than the fleeting pink flamingos. These adorable lawn ornaments are great for all occasions. So, don’t just send a card, flock a yard. 

The Lynnfield Destination Imagination teams heading to Global Finals:

Elementary Level (4th graders at Summer Street and Huckleberry Hill Schools):  Alyssa Calvani, Mariella Calvani, Marissa Corvi, Sarah Lombardi, Lanah Rosenwald, Emily Storer.  Team Managers Dorene Calvani and Delight Corvi.

Elementary Level (5th graders at Lynnfield Middle School):  Lauren Braconnier, Alyssa Campbell, Lauren Harrison, Michael Madden, Maddie Mahan, Erin Sharkey and Paul Wehle.  Team Managers Kerry Harrison and Andrea Braconnier. 

Middle Level (6th graders at Lynnfield Middle School):  Christopher Calvani, Sarah Griffin, Paige Maloney, Berk Rosenwald, Chloe Springer, Jason Stelman and Katie Storer.  Team Managers Jennifer Storer and Stacey Griffin.

Secondary Level (10th grade students at Lynnfield High School):  Christopher Bartolotta, Katie Harrison, Cory Lanza, Kyle Mahan and Justin McCormick.  Team Manager David Harrison.

Secondary Level (11th and 12th grade students at Lynnfield High School):  Laura Bassi, Angelina Benitez, Kelly Hosterman, Stephanie LaSpina, Kayla Snover, Lane Snover, Abby Stewart. Team Managers Janet Frederickson and Donna Snover.

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