FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP -- A teenage girl is calling the start to summer 'flocking season.' She's asking neighbors to pay her to plant plastic flamingos all over other neighbors' lawns.
Part of participating in the Miss America Teen Pageant means Madison Dompkosky has to raise money for charity. So, the 14-year-old has started flamingo flocking.
"Every night, I went to people's yards and dropped off up to 100 plastic flamingos in people's yards," she said.
She got into the flocking after seeing the idea online. Here's how it works. Madison picks the first house to flock and planted dozens of plastic flamingos on the lawn. Then, whoever lives there is supposed to pay Madison to take away the flamingos and put them on someone else's lawn. Madison says she's gone as far as Dallas.
"I honestly didn't expect when we started this fundraiser to have such a great response from the community," she said.
Madison raised more than $7,500 for a children's charity, more than anyone in the competition. But she couldn't have done it without her parents who have driven her across the Wyoming Valley and helped her flock the homes overnight.
"A lot of people just thought it was funny and that's the main reason why they were giving is because they thought this was such a humorous project and a giving one," she said.
Over the course of two months, Madison and her parents flocked more than 160 houses.