Alzheimer's Tennessee flushes out a new fundraiser - WSMV News 4

Alzheimer's Tennessee flushes out a new fundraiser

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According to the Cookeville Herald Citizen, in years past, one might wake up to find a flock of plastic flamingo statues on their lawn with a note from Alzheimer's Tennessee that they'd been "flocked." A donation was requested to move the colorful birds on to the next home.

This year, things will be a little different. Members of the Putnam County community are now eligible to be "flushed." A festive purple toilet is making the rounds to people's homes in order to bring in funds for Alzheimer's Tennessee. If you find you've been "flushed," a donation of $20 is requested to remove the offending toilet, and another $20 will enable you to pick its next home.

"The last time we moved it, the money was on my desk to have it moved again before we even got back to the office," laughed Robin Melton of Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation - Masters in Algood, who suggested the fundraiser.

All funds from this fundraiser will go to Alzheimer's Tennessee, which uses it to help find a cure and help local families struggling with the disease.

Amanda Barlow, area director of Alzheimer's Tennessee, wants to point out that the "flushing" is done in good spirits and is not meant to be mean. The toilet will sit on a person's lawn no longer than 24 hours. To have it removed sooner, call to have it taken to its next destination.

To "flush" someone, contact Melton at 537-6524. For more information about Alzheimer's Tennessee, call 931-526-8010 or visit

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