I want to thank the Flamingo Red Hatters for a decade of fund-raising for the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life event in Eatonville. These women, whose average age is somewhat older than most relay participants, have raised over $50,000 since becoming a team 11 years ago.
As a team, we’ve had bake sales, garage sales, music festivals and tea parties, not to mention a few of our favorites – our unique flock of flamingos that “fly” from yard to yard raising cancer awareness and thousands of dollars. .
We have been cowgirls, calendar girls and dwarves. We have performed in above-ground synchronized swimming and stayed up all night trying to win “spirit bucks.” We’ve had painting and planting parties. The list goes on and on.
In short, thanks to all the Flamingo Red Hatters who help put Eatonville on the Relay map. I encourage anyone who hasn’t yet done so to join a team, start a team, or just donate to the many fund-raisers around town.