Spare Change Challenge
We have a winner for the Spare Change Challenge. The real winner is Kids in Distress who receive the money but for bragging rights and a name on the plack our winner is Donna Howard! This year a total of $584.55 was collected. The club choose to round it up to $600.00 to give to Kids in Distress. Thank you to both captains, Donna Howard and Kelly Parker! Also thanks to everyone who donated all year long.
We now start again with two new captains and a new charity. Captain's Janie Howard with Team Beach Babes and Lynda Caryl with Team Jimmy's Tiny Pirates. This time we are raising for Ennis Center for Children. Good Luck Ladies, the game is on again!
PHOTSC Bowling Fundraiser
The Canadian club, Parrot Heads on the St. Clair had their annual bowling toy drive. This was the biggest crowd yet with about 30 people attending. Everyone was asked to bring an unwrapped gift for The Inn of the Good Sheperd. We then got our teams and bowled two games. Members from PHOTSC and from BWPHC were there as were members of a local Jeep club. We all had a great time and collected lots of toys for the kids.
I just had to prove that I really did get a strike!! I know, I couldn't believe it either!
On Black Friday when most are either in a turkey coma or out shopping some Parrot Heads headed up to Port Huron to be in the Christmas parade. Jim and Donna Howard decorated the float themselves and brought it to town. Five others joined them in marching. We had candy to pass out to the kids. The weather was cold but not that bad, we have seen worse. Donna drove the Jeep pulling the float. Steve Padgett carried the banner. Deb Olar and her niece did it all; passed out candy, carried the banner and marched. Tom Lozowski was dressed as the parrot and Candi Lozowski got the perfect sweater for a Parrot Head Christmas.
After the parade Jim and Donna invited us back to their house for snacks and drinks.
Thanks to Jim and Donna for chairing this for us each parade. Thanks to those who showed up to march and pass out candy. Merry Christmas to everyone!
We teamed up with Tires and Treads to promote a Comedy Show at the American Legion in Port Huron on Nov. 16th. Our Prez, Jim Racz worked the door and sold the 50/50 tickets. He also helped open the show by telling about our club. We had two long tables reserved for club members. Members from Sarnia and Detroit clubs were also there. They had a cash bar and bar food if you wanted. Two 50/50s went around. The first went to Tires and Treads the second to BWPHC. Our very own Shelly Piechotte won the BWPHC 50/50. Congrats Shelly! Three great comedians entertained us for the evening.
This was a great fundraiser for both of our clubs. Thanks to Tires and Treads for bringing this to us. Thanks to the people who help sell tickets, set up and tear down. Don't know how much we raised for our club yet. Fun was had by all.
Sept. 29, 2019 was our last Road Clean-Up of the season. A small group of 7 gathered at the Ride/Share at I94 and Fred Moore Highway. We got donuts, our safety vests and the Scavenger Hunt lists. After posing for a picture we were off to clean the west bound side of I94 between Fred Moore and Allington. Our favorite driver Kelly Parker blasted Buffett music as she followed us along the highway.
You know we always find the most intresting things along the road. A rare find is a license plate. First Steve Padgett found one then Steve Meyer found one. Steve Meyer's plate was a Canadian plate so it was a "twofor". One point for a plate and one point for something Canadian. Candi Lozowski found a Red Wings flag. Bill Padgett found a pair of pants for a doll, yes that counts as an article of clothing. No Steve, a real maple leaf doesn't count as something Canadian!
We were able to clean almost the whole west bound side before our time was up. We went back to the Ride/Share to tally up our Sacvenger Hunt lists. Steve Padgett was the winner with 11 items! He won the cash prize! Cograts Steve! We used 14 bags this time.
We decided to go to Adair Bar for lunch.
Thank you Steve Padgett for chairing this for us each year. You are the best Road Boss! Thanks to Ane and Steve for bringing the water. Thanks to Candi and Tom for bringing the donuts. Thanks to all who came out each time to clean. We will see you again next year.