For the next two weeks the Reed City Fired Department will hold a unique fundraiser. People can pay to have a flock of pink flamingos put in a friend’s yard anywhere in the coverage area of the Reed City Fire Department.
The purpose of the event is to raise funds for equipment needed by the volunteer fire department. Like many cities in Northern Michigan, public services struggle to provide protection and service due to dwindling budgets. Fund raisers such as the migrating flamingos are one way to grab the publics attention and motivate them to help out.