Students flock for funds

 

A flock of plastic flamingos popped up on the lawn of Signature Salon in Norway, just one of many surprise recipients targeted by the well-intentioned prank. The prank is a fundraiser for high school marketing students, and for a fee, residents pick the birds' next spot.

A flock of plastic flamingos popped up on the lawn of Signature Salon in Norway, just one of many surprise recipients targeted by the well-intentioned prank. The prank is a fundraiser for high school marketing students, and for a fee, residents pick the birds’ next spot.

By Christopher Crosby

OXFORD HILLS — It happens with disturbing ease. With just a phone call or an email, money exchanges hands and unexpectedly they appear.

Their cold, blank eyes gaze remorselessly about, and the only explanation that something larger, and more devious is afoot is a brief note encouraging victims to help them invade yet more lawns.

Finally, the culprits behind the birds are coming forth. Students at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School admit they’re behind the scheme to place the pink plastic birds – ones like those which graced the lawns of suburban homes in the 1950′s – on properties in the area; hurriedly, they assure it’s for a good cause: a school trip.

To learn about, among other things, product placement.

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