I hope all of you have had a great summer and are looking forward to a great fall. This has been a busy but very enjoyable summer in Emerald Isle.
Many of you have probably heard of “Parrot Head Clubs” in many cities. Emerald Isle is also proud to have a Parrot Head Club. The club celebrated its fifth anniversary over the weekend of August 2-5, 2007 which I officially proclaimed Parrot Head Weekend.
The motto of the Club is “Party with a Purpose” and new members are always welcome. “Party with a Purpose” is certainly true of our local group. While having fun, they believe in leaving something positive behind and helping out in our community. The club membership has grown to 151 and they can often be seen undertaking community projects. They have adopted Highway 58 from Highway 24 to the Cameron Langston Bridge for cleanup; participate in the Sea Turtle Protection Program and beach pickup; work with North Carolina Coastal Federation on numerous projects; collect “Toys for Tots”; participate in “operation Mortaritaville”, collecting and sending items to our troops in Iraq; volunteering and fund raising for Lifeline canines assistance dog training, Island cat Allies, and PAWS; and help with the Emerald Isle Triathlon. Please join in, have some fun, meet new friends, and be part of the community. I hope to see you at an upcoming meeting. . The club has a Social/Phlocking the first Friday of each month at the Emerald Club at 8 PM. To get more information contact Sue and Ken Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 252.354.4434.
The Emerald Isle Homemakers Club is making a quilt to donate to the town in celebration of the Town’s 50th Birthday. Businesses and individuals are encouraged to submit squares that they would like to include in the quilt. Squares will be 6.5 inches (6 inch for design and ½ inch for attaching).. Please contact Laura Lee Davis at the Recreation Center 252.354.6350 to get information on how you can participate in this project. This is another organization of dedicated Emerald Isle ladies that are constantly doing something to make Emerald Isle better.
Every year I get comments from visitors saying that even though they are here for a short time, that they feel like a part of the community. In mid July, I was with 10 travel writers from all over the east coast, and they all commented about the caring, relaxed feeling in Emerald Isle. On the first night, one writer commented that it usually took her 2 days to unwind, and that she already felt relaxed after being here for only four hours. All of you should congratulate yourselves on helping to create and maintain this atmosphere.
Be sure to check out emeraldisle-nc.org/50th.htm to get the latest information on the 50th Birthday celebration and memorabilia.