Here comes Flo!
National Honor Society students begin fundraising for Darlington County Relay for Life
By Jana E. Pye, Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Honor Society students from Darlington High School have taken the traveling purple toilet named “Flo” out of her winter water closet to raise the lid on a 2nd season of fundraising for the Darlington County Relay for Life on May 1.
What a fun way to help flush funds towards a cure for cancer!
Austin White, senior, and President of NHS, said that he and friend Jeremy Standish made most of the last year’s deliveries. “Flo isn’t too hard to lift, but that sign is tricky to move.” said White.
“Oh, that sign!” said Murphy Lee, also a senior. “We had one delivery last year that I had to use my car….we had the sign sticking out of the window and held onto Flo in the back seat.”
Flo is actually naturally white, and now sporting Falcon purple with bright red lipstick by painted by Murphy Lee and Blaine Eads last year.
The original Flo, bless her porcelain soul, hit with an untimely demise early in the fundraising flurry last year.
“We dropped her,” said White.
“I had no idea. The kids never told me! They replaced her before I even found out,” said DHS faculty member Martha Flowers, the advisor for NHS faculty advisor. “The original Flo was divine intervention; I had been looking for one, and pulled up in to my in law’s house, and there sat a toilet in their first yard. They were remodeling, and had just placed it outside. It was a sign.”
A teacher donated the replacement Flo – amazing how many donated toilets you can come across when you are looking for one!
Flo has been in several yards around Darlington last year, including Jim and Dot Stone, and DHS’s principal Greg Harrison had it several times.
“My daughter loved it,” he said. “Of course, she loves purple.”
Harrison was able to pull the prank of all time when he received a text message photo of the students placing Flo at Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Eddie Ingram’s house. “I texted it to him and he didn’t realize it was his own house!”
Most people choose to pass along the fun to another friend’s house.
Flo can be purchased for $30 to be placed on the front yard of a friend or family member; the fee includes delivery and pick up. “Flush Insurance” may be purchased for $15 to guarantee you will not receive a visit from Flo this year.
Contact Martha Flowers at Darlington High School, 398-2836 to order. We will cover Flo’s adventures here in the paper!
The Relay for Life of Darlington County will be held Friday, May 1 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Christian School. Visit their website at www.relayforlife.org/darlingtonsc.