Online registration for the ISBC 2018 will remain open until December 6, 2018. On site registration will be available at the Phlocking on Friday, December 7th and on the day of the event at the E-Club. Registration cost online or at the Phlocking will be $10. The fee on the day of the event will be $15. Registration on the day of the event will be from Noon until 1:30 pm. A limited number of event T-shirts will be available for purchase on the day of the event. Online registration has been a great success and we anticipate a big turnout. Everyone is excited to “Party with a Purpose” and support the Eastern NC Make a Wish Foundation!!
By now you know that EIPHC’s float didn’t make it to the parade since there was no parade. Lots of hours of labor and love were shared while crafting this baby! Even in its beginning stages, we knew we had a winner! The bright colorful shapes and letters on its sassy frame display love, hope, happiness and whacky Christmas phun! No way we could lose! Still wanting to share it, our float remains intact and is ready to make a grand appearance at the upcoming Island Santa Bar Crawl on Saturday, December 8. Don’t miss it! And, a “special thanks” goes to the many volunteers who offered their valuable time and extraordinary talents for over two months on this labor of love! YOU ROCK!
Listen up, it’s the perfect time for you to finish out 2018 with a big bang! On December 7 we’ll phlock at the Emerald Club for our annual Christmas party. Be sure to wear red or green or you’ll get Grinched! If you’re not a member yet, you can join at the party. Also, you can register there for the first ever Island Santa Bar Crawl to be held the following day, December 8! Visit our website for details on these and other events!
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Holiday while celebrating with family and friends and here’s wishing you a safe and Very Merry Christmas! Hope to see you on December 7th and again on the 8th as we “Party with a Purpose!” Jan Hicks
The online registration for the Island Santa Bar Crawl is up and running at www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com. Be sure to register early and purchase your event T-Shirt. The Island Santa Bar Crawl will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 from 2-6pm. Plan to stay at the EClub after the crawl for music, drinks and a food truck. All proceeds from the event will go to the Eastern NC Make A Wish Foundation. Business sponsors are still being accepted. Contact Jimi Crampton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-971-9603 for additional information about supporting this GREAT cause!
“The Good Side of Life”
We have all been tested this year with life’s many struggles, and among these, the devastation of Flo! Sometimes life dishes out a bunch of “lousy limes,” and we wonder how to get back to “margaritas!” Yeah, there is a bad side to life.
Jimmy says, “it takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad.” This is so true and is evidenced by the events held by Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club. The success of our club is truly founded upon the attitudes of our members and their common desire to make this world a better place than how we found it! Looking at the good side of life is the way we roll!
As Thanksgiving approaches, I am thankful for many things, and EIPHC is on my list! It offers me warm and happy surroundings and opportunities to do great things. So, like me, if you’re looking for the “Good Side of Life,” come join us at our next phlocking on Friday, November 2, and get yourself involved in our future events. You’ll love spending time laughing, living and working with this bunch of crazy folks as “we party with a purpose.” Happy Thanksgiving! Jan Hicks
What a fantastic showing this year for our Tu-tus for Ta-tas and Chili cook-off! $3,650 for 2018 Fishin’ for a Cure (hurricane relief)
Special thanks to Flippers, Emerald Club, and Island Time Tavern for supporting and hosting these events!!!
If you missed the fun, these are annual events…so mark your calendars for next year!
Thanks to the generosity of our very own Parrot Heads, BR and Marj Browder, we now will convene in TURN 3. We are using their special parking pass to be able to gather right at the track fence, BEST VIEW OF THE TRACK!…***Tips: chairs, coolers, food can be taken via James’s truck ( contact Jan Hicks) Also, ask parking attendant to park at first entrance (turn 3 is your destination)
See see you at the races,
In addition to all the events going on, we have our November Phlocking coming up. Since the Meeting of the Minds is happening in Key West, we will have our own event with live entertainment. It’s us, we the people. DJ Robb will have karaoke for our singing and listening pleasure. This way you can sing songs you DON’T know by heart. The raffle funds from this event will be donated to our local USO in Jacksonville. Hosted by Rita Babich….as always 7pm at the Emerald Club
Xmas Parade Float –We had our first planning meeting and know what we are building and have a start on what we need. If you would like to help with the building (you don’t have to be available every work session, and you don’t have to be here for the Parade on November 24th.) We have a number of people who signed up to help build at the last PHlocking but if you didn’t attend and want to be part of the process, just email Sue Stone at email@example.com and we will add you to the communication list (used to announce changes in the building schedule, or need for materials etc) We will be gathering at Stonesend at 9701 Ashley Place, EI on Wednesday afternoons from 1-4 and Sunday mornings from 10-1. We have a late start this year due to the storm so we will need to make the most of the building days. Wear painting clothes!
October 27th (Saturday) – 7 PM – Parrot Head fun at the Speedway. Due to the storm and the passing of Bobby Watson, there have been a few changes. We will not have access to the private suite but we are now planning on enjoying the races from the grand stands. There will be Parrot Heads there so look for us in the stands. This may be the last race of the season, so if you haven’t gone yet, this is your chance to enjoy the fun with your Parrot Head friends. Cost is $15 at the gate and kids are free.
October 28th (Sunday) 2 PM at the Emerald Club – Costume Party and Fundraiser in support of the Carteret County Humane Society. Tickets are $10 at the Door. Sponsored by Island Pet Veterinary Hospital, Black Dog Provisions, 4Everall, E-Club and of course the Parrot Heads. Food will be provided by Black Dog Provisions, Music by 4Everall, Pet Portraits, Raffle and Silent Auction. Carteret County Humane Society sustained major damage due to Hurricane Florence. Dress your pet and win a prize. Come support the county animal shelter with a night of Halloween fun! 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Carteret Humane Society to help them rebuild. Parrot Heads will be running the raffle and silent auction. We need Parrot Heads willing to help and we also need items for the raffle, gift baskets, gift certificates etc. If you have a large value item suitable for a silent auction we can use that too. Please email Sue Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-354-4434. Time is short and we need lots of help on this one.
October 30 ( Tuesday) – Plash PHlocking at the E-Club for Halloween. Know there is a costume contest so dress for success. Know there will be other details coming so listen to the Coconut Telegraph (Facebook, word of mouth and our website) for more information.