With a beautiful day on tap, our Parrot Head booth at the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Festival was a huge success. Parrot Head volunteers were decked out in St. Pat’s garb as they handed out info, hawked Riff Raff Raffle tickets, took in new members, and generally had a rowdy time. Jimi Crampton and Ken Stone took turns in the Party-on the Parrot suit bringing business into the booth and playing and getting their pictures taken with little kids. We had 18 great gifts to raffle off that were donated by Parrot Heads and supporting local businesses which allowed us to take in donations of $1750 that was all given to charity, the E.I. Fire Dept. to go towards handicapped beach wheelchairs and Protectors of Homeless Pets/the Humane Society. Many thanks to all who helped out and those who contributed to the raffles, and welcome to new members and returning members!
We had 19 Parrot Heads and 2 Parakeets for the morning of March 5th to assist the Coastal Federation with their annual cleanup. In fact we outnumbered the Federation’s turnout; but no worries, that’s exactly why we were there! The area was made beautiful again with lots of trash and litter collected.
Afterwards, a bunch from the cleanup enjoyed lunch at The Beach Tavern in Atlantic Beach. A good time was had by all!
A brand new amusement for our Parrot Head Club. Many of you have heard of Flat Stanley or something similar where an object travels to different places and people enjoy following his journey. In January, the Hicks and Stones were in St. Thomas and got to thinking/drinking and decided the Club needed a mascot. Continue reading Milo’s Meanderings – Parrot Date 2.16
We will be declaring a Phlash Phlocking to celebrate National Margarita Day on Monday evening, Feb. 22nd at Plaza Mexico in Emerald Isle. Let’s call it 6:30 but you can go earlier or later and enjoy the evening. Wear your best Parrot Head styles so they know it’s us!
There will be games of the usual sort, so expect to be recruited for the fun stuff! Everyone will have the chance to enter the traditional 50/50 raffle benefitting the Humane Societies’ special fund for heartworm treatment.
Co-ordinated by Jean Jenson, he reports that 27 parrot heads participated in our regular clean up of highway 58 between the traffic light at Rt. 24 and the bridge. Despite predictions, the sun was shining on the group the whole time which made our good deeds much more enjoyable. When all was said and done, 27 bags of trash were disposed of leaving the entrance to Emerald Isle once again a better place.