This is the beginning of the Great North Woods chapter of the Society for the Protection of Artificial Wildlife.
August 16th (see below) you should be able to see the first artificial wildlife "float" at the Gilman Bridge Party in Dalton, NH and Gilman, VT. Look for a "cami" Rabbit or a Grumman Motorhome with pink flamingos on it. Look for a couple of guys nearby, one with a digital camera (me) .
The other guy will be Don Mooney of Dalton.
You can go over to edsanders.com - Society for the Preservation of Artificial Wildlife to learn about the founding of the first S.P.A.W. chapter in Northfield, New Hampshire. You'll also find a lot of links at the bottom of the edsanders.com site to other flamingo sites.
Sunday, Aug 16, 12 Noon - 5 PM, Gilman, VT, Gilman Bridge Party. Riverside Avenue - Rain Date, Aug 23. Music, Blood Pressure Screening, Senior Citizen Open House, Food & Drink, Raffles, Arts & Crafts, Ice Cream, Face Painting by Jingles the Clown. Info: Paul of Cheri Mire, 802-892-1239.
You might like to return here later to see pictures and more info I'll be posting. Perhaps you'd like to start your own chapter of S.P.A.W. to poke fun at tyranny in your area.
Here's an e-mail from some fellow flamingo fans:
I'm writing on behalf of the Harrisville Morris Women, of the Monadnock region of New Hampshire--a group of Morris dancers. We have recently learned of your society, through a newspaper article that finally worked its way into this part of the state. This is of great interest to us, as the official team mascot of the Harrisville Women is the pink flamingo. We have enjoyed looking through your website.
How does one become a member of the Society for the Preservation of Artificial Wildlife?
For now just declare to the world that you are a member, and let folks know the URLs of my web site. I can list you and/or your group as members on the site with an e-mail and/or web site link back to you from here.
Here is the URL to mention.
If you have any digital pictures of your group with flamingos, or just flamingos in some interesting situation you can attach them to an e-mail to send to me. Also any text you would like included. I will then add a section at the above URL.
This can be a lot of fun.
Meanwhile, poke around the rest of greatnorthwoods.org to see what's going on around here. Look at the panoramas, activities, where to stay and what to see and do.