September 15th – Sunday Coast is Clear Under the Pier Party – beginning at noon, on the beach to the left of the Pier as you face the water. Michael Moyer will be the big bird again and is lining up all his help (weenie wrappers, set up and take down teams and raffle team etc.) . For those who don’t know, it is the first weekend of beach driving so it easy to get to or hitch a ride or walk from the Pier. Hotdogs will be available, just throw some money in the donation jar. We also ask everyone to bring a little something to share. There will be raffles, prizes, games and more. If you can contribute or secure any items for the raffle, please let Michael know. This is the time of the year when we “take back our beach” as the Coast is Clear. We love our tourists but it is always nice to have the beach almost to ourselves. Please remember to be careful about driving on the beach as it will still be turtle hatching season. The charities for this event are the Island Cat Allies and the Carteret County Humane Society Shelter and they are always so grateful for the money we raise! See you there!
Please join your community on Saturday, July 13th at 2 PM at the Emerald Club for a double fundraising event This fundraiser will be to help with expenses for the surviving family members of the recently deceased Vicki Williamson Huehner and Carrie Almeida Haskett in this time of need. $10 barbeque plates! All donations are greatly appreciated. Thanks and hope to see you there.
Next up in July!!!! If you enjoyed the outing to the Kinston Wood Ducks or if you missed the event, we have another chance to party with your fellow Parrot Heads.
Friday, July 12th we have arranged another Baseball outing,( this time a little closer to home) with the Morehead City Marlins playing the Wilson Tobs at the Big Rock Stadium in Morehead City. Not only is it close to home, but they will donate $3 for each ticket sold to Parrot Heads to Broad St. Clinic, a local organization serving uninsured or underinsured individuals with health care needs.
But wait, there is more! The team has agreed to let us use their team bus to and from the game, so we don’t have to worry about driving! The cost for a bus ride and all you can eat hamburgers, hotdogs, fries, popcorn, chips, cracker jacks and soft drinks and the ticket to the game is only $25. If you want to just meet us there (no ride) it is $15 per ticket and includes the all you can eat fun. They have event tents and tables and chairs so you can go back and forth between the game and the tent. They have beer specials, games, prizes and more. Our Parrot Head costume will be tagging along and rumor has it, may mix it up with the Marlin mascot. The bus would leave from the Island at 5:15 pm and return before 11 pm. Bring out your favorite Parrot Head outfit to wear, the staff will have on Hawaiian shirts to recognize the Parrot Heads. We are working on a sign up link through our website where you can pay (should be up next week on the website) or you can pay at the July 5th PHlocking. If the game is rained out, we will reschedule and your tickets are good for any home game.
Longest Day Walk for Alzheimers (Sea Turtle Crawl) Saturday, June 15th. Below is the walking schedule as of Wednesday. We could use more walkers representing the Parrot Heads. Our Club will pay $10 for each walker who is a Parrot Head. How simple a fundraiser is that? If you can spare an hour this Saturday, pick out a shift and location and let Kaye Jones know immediately! To sign up to walk, contact Kaye Jones, at 540-226-6673 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time zone Streets Walkers
6:30-8:00 am 13-12 Drive on ramp at the point. Walk toward the inlet. Then walk toward Channel Dr and on to Randy’s Way Barbie LeBrun Leilani Logan Gina Ray Lisa zaytoun Susan Smith 301-802-2121
8:00-9:00 am 11-10 Randy’s Way to Ocean Crest (Heverly) Maggie Rauschenberg Mona Wiles Liz Cox Ruthie Gomez-Stuart Sue Stone Penny Evans Joy turnage Kim Anderson Kay zimerino Holly Tolston Kylie English Kasi Anderson Kaye Jones 540-226-6673
9:00-10:00 am 9-8 Ocean Crest to James Street BR Browder Earl and Deb Black April Hardee Betty Faulkner Cheryl Balthrop 703-577-4712
10:00-11:00 am 7-6 James Street to Clark Sarah Fallin Jack Weidman Rita Babich Carolyn Melton Marie McHUgh Sharon Lewis 919-819-7646
11:00 am -12:00 noon 5-4 Clark to Dog Leg (Ocean Drive) Cathy Gibbons Jessi Holland Rose Gerrell Donna and Bill Grady
12:00 noon- 1:00 pm 3-2 Dog Leg (Ocean Dr.) to 10th Dale Baque Lisa Sheridan Francis Jenkins
1:00-2:00 pm 1-1 10 Street to City Limits and back to 10th Street Cheryl Balthrop, Caitlin Baer and boys Lisa Sheridan
2:00-3:00 pm 2-3 10th Street to Dog Leg (Ocean Dr.) Lisa Miller (if needed) Anastasia Cope Paula Back
3:00-4:00 pm 4-5 Dog Leg (Ocean Drive) to Clark Lisa Miller Carol Hand & sister
4:00-5:00 pm 6-7 Clark to James Diana Rashash Val and Steve Johnson Lynn Weyerhaeuser
5:00-6:00 pm 8-9 James Street to Ocean Crest Diana Rashash Val and Steve Johnson
6:00-7:00 pm 10-11 Ocean Crest to Randy’s Way Diana Rashash Cindy Gall Robin Faggart Pam Moss
7:00-8:00 pm 12-13 Randy’s Way around the point to Drive On Ramp at the Point Diana Rashash Barbie LeBurn Cindy Gall Robin Faggart Seaside Dentistry
8:00-8:30 pm Closing Ceremony at the Point At new walkover and ramp at the point Everyone is invited Set up: Jen Smith Kristi Farrington (7:30)
Susan Smith 301-802-2121 Kaye Jones 540-226-6673
Cheryl Balthrop 703-577-4712 Sharon Lewis 919-819-7646
Sunrise 5:54 Sunset 8:21
High tide: 5:33 am Low tide: 11:39 pm
06:11:00 PM 11:49 AM
Make sure you get counted as a Parrot Head so the Club will donate $10, you must register on the Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club team page (our Club is an overall team under the Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Crawl) Follow this link to the site, http://act.alz.org/goto/EIPHC – register and/or donate if you are able.
When you open this page, you will have two options.
1. If you want to donate and not walk, you can choose the option to the left. Fundraising progress, donate.
2. If you want to walk and donate, then register (and donate), go to the right and choose join my team. (you still must contact Kay Jones to get scheduled to walk). When you register to join the team and walk, you will have the opportunity to purchase an Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day t-shirt for $5 or a performance t-shirt for $10. There is no registration fee. You will be asked if you have participated before and to put in your log in and password. If you don’t remember (like most of us) put in your email and they will mail you a password and you can reset the password. If you reply no, you need to put in your information. When you register we want to identify who is fundraising for this event on behalf of the EIPHC and we would like you to register your last name in this way: Stone-Parrot Head. Putting the Parrot Head after your name will identify you as a Parrot Head for the Club donation.
3. If you are interested in setting up your own team so you can send info out to friends and relatives, there are a few steps and you can contact Susan Smith at email@example.com for a little help.
WOW – $20,000 RAISED IN THE 16TH ANNUAL BEACH BICYCLE POKER RUN. Yes, that is right, we topped last year’s total by $5000. Every year, the event has been more successful thanks to dedicated Parrot Heads who plan, scheme and energize the PHlock and the community to raise fun/funds and Party with a Purpose. A new highest ever total of riders, 311 crazy people having fun and spending money for a great cause. All of the money raised goes to Semper Fi Fund to send children of wounded Marines and sailors to summer camp for a week, along with a high school student/mentor who will work with that child for a year. These funds are used for local children only and we have been so pleased with the feedback we get from Semper Fi, we know the funds we raise make a huge difference! Check out our newsletter next month for more details, and pictures (we hope to get some up on Facebook and on the website in the next few weeks.) A huge flap of the wings go out to our big bird James Hicks and the committee who made this happen. Our card sharks worked hard and this could not happen with out them. Hope you all had fun!
May 18th – Beach Bike Poker Run – -16th Annual Beach Bike Poker Run –
The day of the event, registration begins at 12 noon at the Emerald Club, 8102 Emerald Drive. The ride begins at 2 PM. Visit 7 local establishments and draw a card for a winning poker hand and cash prizes! Decorate yourself and your bike in tropical attire and enjoy an afternoon offering special drinks, a silent and live auction, door prizes, raffles, and much more! This year’s bike decorating contest theme is Day Dreaming (anything tropical or Buffett related) Enter the Bicycle Decoration Competition, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Starting at noon you can pick up your on-line registration packet or complete a same day registration for $25 at the Emerald Club.
Prior to and following the ride, please view our display of fantastic items and great packages contributed by local vendors and Parrot Heads for our Silent Auction. Place your bids and enjoy the opportunity to give and receive! (We take credit cards, so don’t be afraid to bid!!) Feeling lucky? As an added feature this year, we are raffling off a HUGE Board filled with Lottery tickets. Win the entire Board by purchasing raffle tickets. You can win $1,000’s! And don’t forget to purchase tickets for the 50/50 raffle to be sold prior to and following the race.
Please note that the EIPHC Beach Bike Poker Run will be held Saturday, May 18th, “rain or shine.” If for any reason you are unable to attend, please consider your registration as a donation to this great charity.
Help us make this event a success as we continue supporting the Semper Fi Outdoor Odyssey Kid’s Camp for children of wounded warriors in Onslow and Carteret Counties to attend camp and be mentored for a year.
Saturday, January 12th 10 am to noon. Well I just learned of an event that we have always participated in for many years and in fact we are their primary source of labor/volunteers. The Hoop Pole Creek clean up used to be in March but was moved to January a year or two ago. Somehow I did not get a notice (or even notice it was happening) until our Highway Pickup Big Bird Jean Jensen told me at the PHlocking. If after reading the information below, you think you can give a hand with this all important clean up, please email Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Coastal Federation needs a number so they will have extra gloves and drinks and snacks available. Hope you can make it. For those that would like to lunch with the other Parrot Head Litter Picker Uppers, let Jean know so he knows if he needs to make reservations. Always a good time.
January 12, 2019
10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Hoop Pole Creek Nature Preserve
Milepost 3.5, N.C. 58
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
Help us protect coastal wildlife and habitats by cleaning up the Hope Pole Creek Natural Trail!.
Join the federation on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hoop Pole Creek Nature Preserve in Atlantic Beach. Hoop Pole Creek is a coastal creek, salt marsh and maritime forest preserve that continues to be rich with oysters, fish and other wildlife. Volunteers will help to pick up trash and debris, as well as trim trees and bushes along the nature trail, and clean off the boardwalk.
This entire event will take place outdoors, so dress accordingly. Sturdy shoes for walking in wet areas are also recommended. Boots are appropriate if you choose to walk along the water’s edge. Trash bags, gloves and other cleanup materials will be provided. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all volunteers after the cleanup.
For more information on the progress of this project over the past three years visit www.nccoast.org/crabpotproject.
December 8th– ISLAND SANTA BAR CRAWL 2:00-6:00pm to benefit Make a Wish -. This fun event is sponsored by the Emerald Isle Parrot Heads to benefit the Eastern Carolina Make a Wish Foundation. $10 for pre-registration, $15 the day of the event. Pre-registration at www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com or on Facebook – Emerald Isle Parrot Heads. On line registration ENDS on Thursday, December 6th. You can also pre register at the December 7th First Friday PHlocking. On the day of the event, Saturday, the Emerald Club will be open at Noon for participants who have “registered online” AND for “live registration.” Registration will end at 1:30.
We have had a great outpouring from local businesses that have sponsored this event, so please let them know you appreciate their help. This event is hosted by the Emerald Club.
DEPS Safety and Security
Tuttle Enterprise, LLC
Sandbur Lawn Care
Banks, Gray and Crumpler, PLLC
Island Pet Veterinary Hospital
Emerald Isle Beach & Pool Club
Mills & Thomas Furniture
U Dream-It Builders, Inc.
Molly Maid, Cedar Point
Cedar Point Signs & Graphics
By the Beach Realty
Now for the details!
Where – The Crawl starts and ends at the E-Club and you can crawl, walk, ride a bike or ride with a DD or other safe transportation (Please do not drink and drive) to 7 local “watering” holes. (The Growler, The Island Time Tavern, Sharks Den, Trading Post, Salt, Snapperez and Surf’s Up.) Stops will have drink specials so be prepared. The bars/stops open at 2 and close at 6 p.m. sharp! There will be a 50/50 Raffle too!
What- Dress for the season, Santa, Elves, and Ugly Sweaters welcome. There will be a $50 prize for best dressed. There will be a food truck at the E-Club at the end of the event. Check out Urban Street Eats from Cedar Point on Facebook.
Options : PhotoScavenger Hunt with $200 winning prize. Get a team of PHriends (pick a team name); Teams can be 2 or more people (remember if you win you have to split the $200 cash prize) . Pick a Captain who will be the one in charge and who must have a digital camera/phone. All photos need to be on one device to be eligible to win. All stops must be visited to compete. Visit each stop at your own pace and in your own order and perform the required photo selfie at each bar/stop exactly as listed on the Scavenger Hunt Entry Form, using one designated phone for pictures. Your entire team must return to the Emerald Club and give your completed playing card to the volunteers at the door entry no later than 6:15 to qualify for the drawing. At the end of the game, a team will be drawn from the completed cards. If your team is drawn, you will be asked to show, from the designated phone, pictures of each completed task before being presented the $200 as winner.
Make a Wish Foundation – Our local branch is working hard to make wishes come true for critically ill children in our area. When a wish comes true it helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their critical illnesses. For many, the wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illnesses. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals say the wish experience works in concert with medicine to make their patients feel better emotionally and even physically. That is why wishes matter. That is why we want to help Make a Wish grant wishes.
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