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.
Category Archives: Post-Annual Events
ZING ZUMM FUN!
EIPHC hosted a mini golf tournament this past Sunday at Emerald Forest Putt Putt and an awards ceremony following at Carolina Wine Mixer. With over $600 raised and 44 participants, it was huge success with fun had by all. The fundraiser benefited the campaign for the Zing Zumm children’s museum of Jacksonville. A brief article/ photo will be featured in the Neighbors section of the Jacksonville paper this coming Sunday. Thank you all for your continuous generosity and support for our community!
Parrot Heads Participate to support Alzheimer’s Association
On 6/20, the Summer Solstice, the Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club (EIPHC) joined forces with the Emerald Isle Turtle Protection Organization in support of the North Carolina Alzheimers Association’s Longest Day fund raiser.
Under the organization of EIPHC member, Susan Smith, who is also the state’s Alzheimers Ambassador, 29 Parrot Heads walked the EI beach from sunrise to sunset raising money and awareness for this devastating disease. Some participants raised their own sponsorships, while our club also pitched in $10 per member for their efforts!
EIPHC members comprised almost half the total walkers! Hopefully we can do it again next year.
– Submitted by Valerie Johnson
Thank You Volunteers!
We Cleaned up the place! Ok maybe the roadway. Thank you to all the Parrot Heads and PHriends who came to clean the roadway on both sides of the bridge in Emerald Isle. It looks clean and spiffy now!
BTW – If you are free this coming Thursday come to Scallywags at 6PM for the New Member Social.
It should be a fun time to get to know new Parrot Heads and enjoy a cool drink. email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can join us.
St. Patrick’s Day Festival Report
Despite the rainy weather at the St. Patty’s Day Festival, our raffle raised $621 for Family Promise…what a generous fun group of people who volunteered their time and wonderful Festival attendees who bought lots of tickets. Great day despite the rain! Thanks to all who donated items.
Hoop Pole Creek Clean up Report
The annual Hoop Pole Creek clean up this year helping out the Coastal Federation on March 7th was a great success. We had a total of 28 parrot heads participating including parrot heads visiting from Virginia. (friends of Jack and Renee). The weather cooperated nicely. Afterwards 19 of us Parrot Heads had a delicious lunch at the Monkey Bar Café’. W e thank everyone who made it a great success.
Parade Winnings donated to Hannah’s Hope
DIVAS Run For the Roses 1Mile
This Event was a great success! Thank you to all those who came out to support us and have some fun too! Check out the Diva Pics on the EIPHC Flickr site.
Wear Pink! Run, Walk, Bike, Crawl…..for a great cause! The Parrot Heads are bringing awareness to our fight against cancer by preparing and selling canned apple butter on Saturday, October 4, at Flipperz. That process will take most of the day and we thought it would be fun to hold other events during the time that we are there. So, we came up with a “DIVAS Run for the Roses.”
Now ya’ll know we all can’t run so we will allow running, walking, crawling, whatever it takes for you to complete ONLY ONE MILE! That’s right…one mile! This will be a “glam” run/walk with Tiaras, Boas, Tutus or whatever bling you come up with to get attention. We start at Flipperz at 10AM, will have a water station and cheerleaders halfway (hopefully at the E Club) and finish back at Flipperz for a big celebration! All contestants finishing the race will receive a rose and a glass of bubbly(champagne). There will also be medals for various categories! The registration fee is only $5.