Our first Road Clean-Up of the year was a big success! We had the most people we have ever had at Road Clean-Up. Eighteen Parrot Heads showed up at the Horizon Outlet Mall for donuts. We got our vests and Scavenger Hunts lists and then we set out to clean I94 from Range to Lapeer.
It was very dirty this time. Lots of trash, we used 47 bags. It is amazing the things you find on the road. Looks like Tammy found her "Canadian" item! It doesn't get more Canadian than that.
Other amazing things, a full unopened bottle of wine. Also MaryKay found a DVD. What kind of DVD is that? Well the guys said that we now have wine and entertainment so it sounds like a party!
When noon finally hit we found that we had cleaned the entire section of the east bound side of I94. We don't ever get that far on the first cleaning of the year. Time to stop for lunch. We went back to Horizon to see who won the Scavenger Hunt. With a total of 12 items found on the list, Tammy Mudford was the winner of the cash prize!
Since we had so many people going to lunch we decided to go to the Zebra Bar. We of course did our Team Drink and had a great lunch. Steve thanked everyone for coming out to help.
We have lots of thank you's to give. First to Steve Padgett for being our Dumpster Dude and setting this up for us each time. Thanks to Pam and Dawn for being our drivers. Dawn isn't even a member of our club, she lives in Ohio but was visiting Tammy for the weekend so she came anyway. They didn't pick up trash but kept the cars moving with us along the road. This is very important so we don't have to keep stopping work to move the cars. It also keeps the bags and water handy when needed. Also thanks to Kenn and Loraine who drove and cleaned. Thanks to all the people who came to clean. We had lots of new cleaners who said it was fun and would come again. The next cleaning will be July 14th. We will meet at Cracker Barrel and clean the west bound side. Hope to see you then.
St. Patrick's Float Build
On March 9th, Jim and Donna Howard gathered the float build gang to assemble our float for the St. Patrick's parade. We got the grass skirting, the leprechaun on his surf board, the rainbow and the pot of gold. We put most of the float together that day. Jim had to do the rest at the parade waiting area. No , those guys are not just sitting there watching others work they are keeping the trailer from falling back while the others are working on the other end. After decorating, Jim and Donna invited us to their house for some food and drink. Eat and drink we did, I think they are out of wine. Here are some pictures of the float in the making.
St. Patrick's Day Parade and Pub Crawl
March 16th the Parrot Heads gathered at Pine Grove Park to be in the St. Patrick's Day Parade. We wore our best green Parrot-fernalia. A good size group showed up even though the weather was not as good as last year. Do you remember last year? That was great!! This day it was cold! The green golf cart was decorated and ready to go so was the jeep. We had our banner carriers.
One final picture of the gang with the float and off we went. It was a low turn out for the people but the ones that were there enjoyed the show. Good job everyone!
After the parade we went to Palms Krystal Bar for Irish food and green beer. We need to warm up before we headed out again to crawl from bar to bar.
Jim Racz helped on the trolly for a few hours. We saw him at a couple of stops with his "Bus" sign.
After eating we went back to town to walk the bar tour. We hit lots of places and had lots of drinks. Can you guess who is under the big hat? Some of us even stopped at St. Clair Inn to hear "10 Beach Drive" finish out the night. I really liked that cat t-shirt so I took a picture of it.
Now for the thank yous. First to Jim and Donna Howard, who did all the work putting this together. They did so much work on that float to make it look as good as it does. They also do all the work to tear it down too. Thanks to everyone who helped to decorate the float. Thanks to the walkers who braved the cold to march in the parade. Thanks to all the Pub Crawlers who make the Crawl fun. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Show your green!