Party with a Purpose


Last weekend I was fortunate to attend Riddles in the Sand (RITS) in Galveston with a few good phriends.* While this wonderful weekend was filled with good music, phriends, and lots of silly phun it was also a major phun-draiser. The Galveston Bay Parrot Head Club hosted the 22nd annual event, which raised over $20,000 for local charities.

In case you don’t know, Parrot Head is the term used for Jimmy Buffett fans but membership in a Parrot Head club isn’t all about music. Each club (phlock) is officially chartered with the tagline, “Party with a purpose.” Phlocks host various phun-draisers every year, giving back to their local communities. As of 2018 there were over 200 phlocks around the world and in the past 16 years the phlocks have raised over $53 million dollars. That’s a lot of phun!

I joined the Parrot Heads of Port Aransas right after moving down to Rockport in February. At our Spring Phling (one day event) in March we danced, played games, and in general had a ball while raising $5,000 for the local food bank. Not a bad way to spend time with new phriends!

*Note: ph is used instead of f, since it stands for parrot head.

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