One of the things I love the most about being a proud card carrying member of the Treasure Coast Parrot Head Club is their motto of “Party With a Purpose”. Giving should be a joyful experience, and one that makes our community stronger and a happier place to live. This past weekend was so much fun because it was our club’s annual fundraiser for the Salvation Army. We held a party at the Stuart Grill & Ale which was open to the public and we had a wonderful time collecting toys and raising money for a great organization which provides toys to children who otherwise wouldn’t have any. The band which played the whole afternoon were The Conch Fritters–and they were amazing! They performed a mix of covers, original music, and plenty of Christmas tunes to put us all in the mood. The entrance fee to the party was a donated toy, food item, or donation to the little red kettle. Most people gave willingly. We collected over 200 toys!

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There were also activities to raise money. There was a cookie contest (I made my favorite Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum! Balls), a gift basket contest, and a raffle. The total of how much was donated has not yet been released, but I am sure it was a number our club can feel proud of. There were also a lot of tropical themed door prizes given away throughout the day, which made for a really good time as well.

I love this club and their commitment to community. I hope we helped a few children smile a little brighter this holiday season.

If you are interested in helping the Salvation Army, please look at their opportunities to see what interests you the most: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a Parrot Head, there are clubs all over the world! Here’s the one I belong to: http://www.treasurecoastparrotheadclub.com/

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