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All our standard annual events – articles post event

2016 January 16th Highway Pickup a success!

12507539_1123436441014531_114271217020079719_n12565389_1123436471014528_4970024785817018936_nCo-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.12548992_1123436331014542_2717304530834368905_n


12011133_1061156617242514_3438202470889039262_nEIPHC 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. 12003176_1061156450575864_8088476717355839403_nA 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 IMG_4614-LAmbassador, 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!

photo 3We 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.

photo 2It should be a fun time to get to know new Parrot Heads and enjoy a cool drink. email Sue at if you can join us.

Hoop Pole Creek Clean up Report

photo 2jean photo 1The 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.

Jean Jensen.   


Parade Winnings donated to Hannah’s Hope

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Our parade winnings of $250 were donated to Hannah’s Hope. They were so grateful for the donation as they just received their non profit 501c3 status. The money they raise for their new organization goes to needy children. Since Kelley and Erin were the “big birds” (organizers) of the parade float, we asked them to pick the charity. Erin and Kelley table at Salty Air Market in the summer and so know the family and their story well. We will try to follow what they do with their organization for the future. They are still selling Christmas trees at the Salty Air Market in Cedar Point, $5 from each tree goes towards Hannah’s Hope. Renee now has $680 from Parrot Head donations that she and her elves will use to shop for 5 needy families. What a generous group of folks we have! Merry Christmas all.


DIVAS Run For the Roses 1Mile

EIPHC - Divas Run For the Roses October 4, 2014
EIPHC – Divas Run For the Roses October 4, 2014 – Click image to see more pics!

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.


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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.