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Friday June 7 Phlocking, 7:00 pm at the Emerald Club

The theme for our next Phlocking is “A Night at the Movies”, come dressed as your favorite movie character! There will be a popcorn machine and we’ll watch a short documentary about our beloved Jimmy Buffett.

Our charity for June is the Carteret Community Theatre. Founded in 1948, the theatre is a place where history comes alive and creativity thrives. With a rich legacy spanning over several decades, they have been an integral and cherished part of the community, devoted to entertaining and inspiring audiences of all ages for generations to come.

The First Act Youth Theatre provides a dedicated space for our youth to feel a sense of belonging within the theatre. The program aims to equip young members with the skills and experiences to carry forward the Carteret Community Theatre.

Click here to learn more about your hometown community theatre providing the BEST live shows on the Crystal Coast!

There will be a 50/50 cash raffle benefiting the theatre and a prize for best movie costume!


The day was blessed! There are so many folks to thank, so many that I can’t name them all.  However, I do want to take this opportunity to acknowledge my committee members who helped bring this event together from beginning to end! They are rock stars! First, there was my wife, Jan, who encouraged and coached me through the entire process. Then came Paul Musco, who shared the vision and allowed us to phlock in his beautiful water park! Moh Traini played my “second in charge,” and put up with me without jail time! Allison, Mike McCarson, and daughter, Mikaela McCarson, collectively marketed the event, established its own website, posters, car decals, “duck” ducks, just to name a few! Cindy and Mike New provided our musicians with lodging and meals, and unbeatable hospitality. They all want to come back next year! George Martin provided and supervised the wine and beer products! Pam Corey and Donna Grady took charge of the local marketing of our event on our own media, newspapers, and radio stations!

I couldn’t have done it without our valued sponsors who graciously contributed their time and money to FFMF! Many of them have supported EIPHC for years and others joined them this year with enthusiasm and style! These people are the best of the best and work hard to support and make our community and surrounding area a better place to live! They are posted all over as well as on our Facebook page. Please visit them often and thank them for their support. Thanks so much for your belief and trust in this project!

A huge “shout out” goes to GAFFER’S restaurant for feeding our VIP participants! They donated an array of delicious local seafood, wings, veggie trays, and more! Red and Ashley once again shared their compassion to “give back,” and revealed that Gaffer’s is one of the best restaurants in our neighborhood! Delish!

Forty-plus volunteers worked tirelessly and helped set up and take down the stage, tents, tables, and signage. They also oversaw bag checks, ID checks, registration, sell of admission tickets, drink tickets, water distribution, 50/50 tickets, and supervision of VIP section. I am also grateful to the representatives of Semper Fi & America’s Fund for coming and showing their support for the worthy cause they represent! Whew, I’m sure I left something out like emptying trash cans, sweeping and cleaning, and more; but it all was taken care of without asking!

Last, but certainly not least, I thank the talented and award-winning musicians who gave us a once-in-a-lifetime show! I don’t have enough words to describe how their music and performances lifted spirits, encouraged harmony and laughter, made us dance and sing a long, and brought awareness of the “TROP ROCK SOUND.” Lift your glasses and toast our new music family: Ricky Lamb and the Phin Addicts, Jonas Lorence Band, Tim Campbell and the Tropical Attitudes, Erica “Sunshine” Lee, Brad Brewer, Scott Nickerson, and Quentin Leverich! The members of each band were so talented and played alongside each other and everyone on stage. It all blended in the most unbelievable way! It was phenomenal! Loved it!

Okay, I have kept your attention long enough, but wanted to remind you just how good FFMF was and that I am counting on seeing you again next year, same weekend, and same place! In the words of our Leader, “Bubbles Up and Have Fun!” James Hicks (Bubba)


Join us at our April phlocking to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Dress in BLUE to stand in solidarity with child abuse prevention efforts across the nation. 

This month our fundraising will support the One Place Child Advocacy Center, a local 501c3 nonprofit that provides specialized evaluations for children who have been sexually and/or physically abused. Services include comprehensive medical evaluations, forensic interviews, advocacy, mental health therapy, education and resources, all under one roof and provided by a supportive multidisciplinary team of highly trained professionals.  All services to child victims and their supportive parents/caregivers are without cost to them. At the phlocking, we will distribute blue ribbons and share information about these important services. To learn more about One Place:



Have you bought your tickets and t-shirts for the Feeding Frenzy Music Fest on April 27th? $30 admission tickets are presently available online! $40 at event! T-shirts are available only online for $20 and none at event! DON’T WAIT TOO LATE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE OFFERS. Be sure to check out for all information relative to this epic event, including purchase of t-shirts and tickets.

March Phlocking – March 1, 2024 Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter

We are just a few days away from our March Phlocking. Come out and support OWLS. Don’t forget to bring a donation from the list or use the QR code to order. We’ll see you at the EClub!!!

On March 1, 2024 we will be “Going Wild for Wildlife“. The Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club will hold our monthly Phlocking at the EClub from 7:00-9:00pm. We will be fundraising for the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter (OWLS) and it will be WILD!! Join us for special animal visitors, the 50/50 drawing, a silent auction table and Matt’s free food and music. If you are feeling WILD, wear your favorite animal prints or purchase an OWLS t-shirt or sweatshirt. There will be several ways to support this PHantasic organization. Donations from the attached Spring/Summer Wishlist are encouraged and much appreciated.  Please consider bringing a donation to the EClub or use the QR codes to place an order.  Stay tuned for information on ordering your own OWLS t-shirt or sweatshirt with special artwork by Big Bird, Annamarie Mead. 

SpringSummer Wishlist