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High school grad party fundraiser keeping flamingo tradition in 2014

Flamingos may be coming to a neighborhood near you as a benefit for the 2014 Sequim High School graduating class party.  - Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Flamingos may be coming to a neighborhood near you as a benefit for the 2014 Sequim High School graduating class party.
— image credit: Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Be on the lookout for a flock of flamingos making the pilgrimage to Sequim for a good cause.

Parents of the roughly 240 Sequim High School graduating seniors are beginning to “flock” Sequim-area lawns with flamingo ornaments in a four-week-long fundraiser for a safe-and-sober party after graduation, to run 8 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday-Saturday, June 13-14, at the Sequim Community Church.

The group asks a $25 “fee” to remove flocks and a $10 charge to send the flock to someone else. The goal is to raise $6,000-$7,000.

Melanie Bentz, fundraiser chairman, said at least 95 percent of SHS seniors attend the event, which serves as a good free and dry option after graduation.

Organizers hope to raise about $30,000 for the all-night party, which includes prizes, games and food.

Parents are also selling $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win multiple gift cards worth upward of $500, and they plan a four-man scramble golf tournament at the Cedars at Dungeness on Saturday, May 24.

All donations to the Sequim Graduation Party are tax-deductible. For more information, call Bentz at 461-2848.

 

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