Spare Change Challenge
Our club is starting a new year for our fundraiser for March of Dimes. Two new teams have been chosen with two new leaders. There is Kelly Parker captain for Tropical Tykes and Donna Howard for Babies in Paradise. We are still asking all members to gather and bring in as many dimes they can and donate them to either team. The leaders will have a pink or blue baby bottle for you to put the dimes in at the meetings
or at other club gatherings. At the end of a year we will add up which team has the most for their name and team name on the plaque, all money will go to March of Dimes. Please help! The name of the fundraiser has been changed so we can change the charity we donate to if we wish.
Last year's Challenge was between Captains Candi Lozowski with team Pinky Poo and Austin Piechotte with team Blue Water Babies. After a year of begging for spare change they raised just under $1,000.00 with only a $12.00 difference between them. Team Pinky Poo was higher and Candi's name was the first name on the plaque. The real winner here is March of Dimes! Thanks to everyone!
Putt'in 4 Paws Fundraiser
On July 22 our club set out to help the Sanilac County Humane Society by playing golf. Twenty-seven Parrot Heads showed up in the rain to play putt putt golf. Jim and Karen Racz set this up for us. They also asked for donations for the Humane Society and had a raffle.
We started to play golf but the rain really started to come down. Most of us ran onto the office but some stayed out and played in the rain. Brave people! We were able to get a pic of the donations with some of us. Deb's niece was there and it was her birthday so Deb brought a cake. We sang Happy Birthday to her and enjoyed the cake. When the rain stopped some went back out to finish playing golf. Jim went out to test the dog toys!
The workers at the Putt'in 4 Paws, who were wonderful to us, wanted a picture of everyone by the waterfall. It is like herding cats sometimes to get Parrot Heads together for a picture but we did it. Then some of us went to Steis's for the Phriday Pheeding Phrenzy. We took up two tables.
We were able to raise $158.00 at the event plus the 50/50 from the last meeting giving us a total amout of $223.00. Also all the items that were brought in for donations, which included about 168.5 pounds of dry pet food. Great job, Parrot Heads. Thanks go to Karen Racz for heading this up for us. Thanks to everyone who came out in the rain and donated.
Duc D'Orleans Cruise
On July 21, 2018 the Parrot Heads on the St. Clair club in Sarnia, Canada had there Duc D'Orleans fundraising cruise. Several BWPHC members attended. Our tickets were a koozie. We met in Canada at the boat, some went to the pre-boarding party at Terry and Vi's house. The rain started just before boarding but stopped and didn't bother us again all night. Our club had two tables in the bar area.
Here are our two bartenders. The 50/50 was going around and you can see the Silent Auction was set up at the bow of the boat. A nice pic of the PHOTSC who were working hard for us. They had a good band and we did a lot of dancing. Dennis and Lee are always in the middle of all the fun! You will always see Pam and Candi having fun!
It was a great time for all. Great job Parrot Heads on the St. Clair for a fun time and a good fundraiser. I heard they were able to give $500.00 to each of the charities they were raising for.
Road Clean Up
It was our second Road Clean Up of the summer and it came on one of the hottest days of the year. Five brave souls showed up to clean on that sweltering day.... no wait a minute just after we took the group picture Jim Racz showed up and jumped into the next picture. Now we have six brave souls! We got our vests, donuts and Scavenger Hunt lists. Very nice hat Ane, is that to keep the bugs away from your face? Great idea!
We were then off to clean the west bound side of I94. You find the funniest things on the side of the road. Well Steve, don't let anyone tell you that "SIZE" doesn't matter.
For some strange reason there were lots of white feathers on the side of the road. Bill Padgett picked one up and put it in his hat. We then named him "Chief Fire Starter". Not to be undone by his brother, Steve Padgett picked one up and put it in his hat too. We named him "Little Cheif Fuzzy One". It was a little fuzzy feather after all. We thought it was funny!
We were able to clean most of the west bound side before noon and the heat took us over. So we quit before passing out and counted up the list items to find a winner. Jim Racz won with 10 items. Congrats Jim!
We then decided to go to Adair Bar for lunch.
We want to thank Steve Padgett for being our "Dumpster Dude". Also everyone who came out to clean, you make the highway so much cleaner! We gathered 15 bags of trash this time. We have only one more cleaning this summer on Sept.23rd. If you want to have this kind of fun and maybe win money for most items then join us.
International Day Parade
It was a beautiful day for a parade; not too hot and not too cold. The theme for the parade is Holidays. Our best float is always St. Patrick's Day so that is what we went with. Since it is a pirate ship we decided on "Pirish"!
Everyone did a great job of being either pirate or Irish or both. Then Pauline Nofs showed up in her Tiki God costume from last year's Boat Drink Contest. That took the cake!! Everyone loved her and she was dancing down the parade route. Jim Racz road his scooter through the parade. Donna Howard drove the Jeep pulling the float. The Howard's grandson and friends helped out passing out the candy. And we were off!
Jim Howard and Ken Nofs started to sword fight during the route. People loved the float, pirates and the Tiki. We found some of the Big Heads from the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade were there. The Tiki got a picture with the Toucan. If you saw the Times Herald the next day you saw Ken on the float on the front page, above the fold! Way to go Parrot Heads!!
Thank you to Jim and Donna Howard for chairing the parades. Thanks to everyone who helped build the float, dressed once again in green St. Pat's garb and who marched in the parade.