Hello and Happy Thursday!
Sorry for no email last week.. there wasn’t much going on and my email assistant was “Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin’ for a train
And she was feelin’ near as faded as her jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained
and it rode her all the way to New Orleans.”
Just kidding… you all know the song. Robin was really stuck in Baton Rouge because of the weather and had to take an Uber to New Orleans to get home, so it reminded me of the song. Anyway… Happy Thursday!
Our Colorado Avalanche and our Nuggets are out.. so maybe we can all get some sleep now. Those late night games were rough! Go Rockies!!!
Speaking of Rockies… Don’t forget about “Margaritaville Night at the Rockies.” For those who bought tickets, Karen Bell will have them at the meeting on Saturday. Please see Karen to get your tickets. The Rockies issued the tickets by T-Shirt size. Don’t trade them now.. or you won’t get the size of shirt you ordered. Wait until you are at the game to move tickets and seats around. We want everyone to sit with their own spouses and family, so we’ll have to figure out the seating when we get there.
Our friends and fellow Parrot Heads from the Northern Colorado PHC will be joining us that night!
“Escape to Coors Field” on July 13, 2019 will be a fun-filled “beachy” day. When we find out what time the gates open for the pregame rooftop performance by a Buffett Tribute band, we will let everyone know. We will also let you know what gate you need to go to in order to get your t-shirt for the event.
Colorado Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds
Saturday, July 13 at 6:10pm
CLUB MEETING ON SATURDAY!!
May 18, 2019.. our monthly meeting at Hoppers Sports Bar in Wheat Ridge
This month our charity will go to the Vietnam Veterans of America. Specifically to help in the restoration of a UH-1 (M) Gunship – a Huey – that served 3 years as a gunship in Vietnam. “Sweet Sioux” was donated to the Wings over the Rockies Museum in Aurora as part of the “Artifacts Speak series” to educate the public on the “unpopular war,” in Vietnam.
The most widely used military helicopter, the Bell UH-1 series Iroquois, better known as the “Huey,” began arriving in Vietnam in 1963. Before the end of the conflict, more than 5,000 of these versatile aircraft were introduced into Southeast Asia. “Hueys” were used for MedEvac, command and control, air assault; to transport personnel and material; and as gun ships. The “Huey” is considered to be the most widely used helicopter in the world, with more than 9,000 produced from the 1950s to the present. The Huey is flown today by about 40 countries. An icon for all who served in the Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos.
Our donation will help rebuild this aircraft as the centerpiece for the Vietnam Diorama in the museum. If you would like to help with this charity, please bring an item or 2 that we can raffle off on Saturday. Let’s make it a great night!
“Never again shall one generation of veterans abandon another.” – VVofA Chapter 1071
Also on the note of the Vietnam War… the traveling War Memorial,
“The Wall That Heals” will be in Arvada from June 20-23. It is a 3/4 scale replica of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. It honors service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War. Engraved on it are the names of 58,318 service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for during the war. It will be at the Faith Bible Chapel, 6250 Wright St, Arvada (64th and Ward). It will be open 24 hours a day and is free to the public.
It’s almost time for Party with a Purpose (a.k.a Parrot Head 5280 Fest)!!
Save the Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Pete will be selling tickets at the meeting on Saturday. Your ticket this year will be a hot pink wrist band!! This wrist band is your ticket to the party this year, and will be required to enter. Pete has built a very nice permanent stage, replica of the Smokin’ Tuna in his yard!! We have a great line-up in store so the tickets will be $50 this year. We have Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe with their entire band! We have Mike Nash and the new Southern Drawl Band; and Stoney Gable!! You won’t want to miss this!! It will be phun philled day!! Contact Pete, Robin or Karen for tickets.
I know $50 is a lot more than prior years, but we have some top notch entertainment lined up for a full day of music! I’ve heard some concerns about the cost this year, but it’s really just giving up 1 Starbucks a week.
We need your help! We are still looking for silent auction items! We have some great donations so far, but we still need a lot more! Please contact Karen Bell or Robin Reed to discuss, if you’d like to help us out.
Stay tuned for more details!
Mark your calendars for a fun fundraiser for the DAWGS! On Saturday, June 8… the Colorado Parrot Head Club will be helping with a fundraiser for the My Fairy Dawg Mother, dog rescue. The event will be held at Someplace Else Brewery in Arvada (6425 W 52nd Ave #6, Arvada, CO 80002). There will be a new beer on tap, called “Dixie’s Drool” named after Dixie the Bloodhound. I am told no bloodhounds were harmed in making this new beer and that it really isn’t drool from Dixie the dog. There will be lots of raffle prizes, silent auction items, and a fun pint glass you can purchase to commemorate the event. This is a dog friendly event, but please only bring dogs who are friendly with people and other dogs. Save the date and we hope to see you all there!
Don’t forget… Longtime Parrot Head, Steve Phillips is retiring soon. (Lucky guy!!) He and Allison have invited all of the Parrot Heads to his retirement party at their home in Westminster. The party will be on 19-July from 5:00 until ?? Please RSVP to Steve or Allison as soon as you can, if you plan on going.
Long time members, Gary and Bonnie Dickinson have left us to hit the road and follow the sun. They are keeping a BLOG, so you can follow their fun adventures at: www.bbfreee.wordpress.com
I think that’s about it for this week.
Parrot Head Pres. Pete!