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Happy Birthday To Us!

CPHC will be 15 this year! Join us for an afternoon of fun and frolic with the band Dead or Drunk, games and raffles. Bring donations of pop tops for the Ronald McDonald House, pet food, newspapers/blankets for the SPCA and cash for the games. If you missed Dead or Drunk at their debut at Jilly’s, you will be impressed!

This is an open event so feel free to have family and friends join in the fun.

Saturday, April 28, 2012 – 3-7 PM
Cheeseburger in Paradise
8026 Ritchie Hwy, Suite B
Pasadena, MD 21122

CPHC at Ronald McDonald House, Summer 2011

CPHC at Ronald McDonald House, Summer 2011 (417kb PDF)

Ronald McDonald Dinner

Thank you to all the CPHC members for helping to make our dinner a success at Ronald McDonald House!

Our afternoon with the kids began with some games with many trips to the treasure chest for prizes. Not sure who was having more fun, the kids or the CPHCers!

Our menu was cheeseburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and cole slaw along with chips. The salads were donated by Angels Food Market. Margritaville Foods donated some special shrimp along with margarita mixes. A couple of members brought their concoction mixer to make virgin margaritas for everyone. After the main course was served families were treated to building their own sundae. During dinner Pan Fried steel rocked the house with their Island tunes. RM House had invited some oncology patients from across the street to join us. Everyone had a great time!

Each child received a sand bucket loaded with all kinds of activities and goodies to play with.

The House manager told us that many families had commented what a wonderful evening and how it lifted their spirits. We were told this was the best dinner they have ever had at the house! All in all it was a wonderful evening with a job well done. Thank you CPHC!

By the way, if you couldn’t make it this time we are making this an annual event. Don’t miss next year! Check out the pictures of all the fun on Facebook.

Ronald McDonald House in Picnic

We need your help!

Come join us on Saturday July 9th for Cheeseburgers in Paradise at the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore. That’s right, we’ll be flippin’ burgers for the kids and parents staying at the House. Help us create a fun evening for all . And by the way, it is a full house.

A big thank you to Pan Fried Steel for donating their time, talents and energy to provide musical entertainment for all to enjoy! Steve Tove & Sandy Adams – you rock!!

Volunteers Needed

  • to help prepare the food that evening
  • Flip burgers
  • to help serve
  • to organize & run games for kids (not to worry we have the games and prizes taken care of)
  • help clean-up

Here’s the game plan

  • arrive by 4:00 PM to prepare for our evening.
  • RMD House has ample parking across the street in their lot.

Dinner is served at 6 PM. We will be feeding 40 to 50 people that evening. That’s why we need you – come on out and join us. You will walk away with an amazing feeling knowing how you helped these families.

Oh and by the way, when we’re done we will go have a happy hour parrot head style.

How do I sign-up for this?

E-mail to volunteer. On vacation but still want to help. We are in need of cash donations to help fund this evening. Any amount will help. We need to purchase food, drinks, paper products and plastic utensils.

This is the club’s summer community service project. Come on out and help us with our purpose and then go party!

Don’t forget to wear your Tropical Shirt!

Wrap Our Families In Comfort Campaign

Show your love for our Ronald McDonald House Families this Valentine’s Day!

Help Us Reach Our Goal of Securing: 200 sets of towels and 200 sets of sheets and 200 bottles of Laundry Detergent Or show what a sweetheart you really are and make a donation in honor of your sweetie this Valentine’s Day. Designate “Comfort Campaign” and we’ll make sure they get a note letting them know how much you love them and love our House.

We Need:

  • Bath Towels (White)
  • Hand Towels (White)
  • Wash Cloths (White)
  • Twin Sheets (Blue)
  • Full Sheets (Green)
  • Free & Clear Laundry Detergent (100 oz.)

Family Christmas Party/Hanukkah Celebration/Birthday Bash

Please join the Chesapeake Parrot Head Club for our annual Family Christmas Party/Hanukkah Celebration/Jimmy Buffett Birthday Bash on Saturday, December 11, 2010.

The festivities will take place at Jilly’s Bar and Grill, 10010 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, starting at 3:00 with a general meeting and follows with the celebration. In addition to recorded music by the likes of Buffett and others, Pan Fried Steel will serenade us with holiday and other great music.

Silent raffles and prizes include Kenny Chesney/Zac Brown Band Goin’ Coastal concert tickets for June 4 at Fed Ex Field!! Besides being able to purchase raffle tickets for this concert, each toy brought in will receive more chances!! Bring a wrapped toy marked boy/girl and age for kids at Ronald McDonald House, pop tops, dog food/cat food or other supplies for the SPCA, and a few extra dollars for a silent auction and games that will benefit WBAL’s Kids Campaign. Jilly’s will have food and drink specials including Coconut Shrimp, Margarita Steak and Caribbean Chicken.

Adopt A Highway

Adopt A Highway originally scheduled for November 13 was postponed. A new date will be posted when confirmed.

Recap for Meeting of the Minds 2010: Gypsies in the Palace

Well……what happens in Key West stays in Key West is the saying but I am going to share with you some of the finer moments of MOTM. If you were not able to attend this year, I am sorry to say that you missed a great time despite the rain, the wind and the chilly temperatures. CPHC had 36 members that made their way down island for the best show in town. Once again, our Lost Shaker of Salt Happy Hour at the Conch Republic Seafood was a success with a good time had by all. Each day and night was filled with the best Trop Rock music around! We did the old man proud by partying with a purpose. Parrot Heads in Paradise was able to give Wesley House, The SPCA of Monroe County a donation of $5,000 each. Over 91 units of blood were donated which was a record for the blood mobile. The Trop Rock performer of the year was Howard Livingston.

I attended the club leaders meeting and met the oldest active parrot head, Larry Dungan, age 90! He was having a great time! Some interesting facts that were given during the club leaders meeting: Since 2006, PHIP has been keeping track of all monies donated by all of the chapters. To date that amount is 19.2 million dollars. That is amazing! Your work with CPHC is included in that figure. CPHC had acknowledgement in the PHIP financial report for our $3,000 donation to the scholarship fund. Yeah CPHC! There were 6,000 tickets available to parrot head clubs for Jimmy’s concerts this season, only 4,000 were used. There are now 238 parrot head clubs around the world. The parrot head nation continues to grow and with that growth many causes are helped.

Now to my favorite part of the convention, the music! Peter Mayer’s concert at the Studios of Key West was by far the most amazing evening. Joining Peter were brother Jim Mayer on bass and R.Scott Bryant on percussion. If you love Beatles music, this was the concert to hear as they played many cuts from Peter’s latest CD Goodbye Hello. New arrangements of those familiar songs we all love. Thursday evening at the Casa brought out the Boat Drunks warming up the audience despite a few rain sprinkles. Mac McAnally fired up the crowd his story telling and amazing songs. He was joined by Mr. Utley, Robert Greenidge, Peter Mayer, Jim Mayer and the lovely Tina Gulickson known as Club Trini. There was something about standing on the beach singing Christmas songs under palm trees, it was a moment! Club Trini has a new Christmas CD out this season and they played some of the songs for all to enjoy. When they played Gypsies in the Palace the crowd was a rocking! It was a great night of music for all. The temperatures on Friday became a little chillier and the winds began to blow but that did not keep this band of gypsies from singing and dancing on Duval Street at the annual Street Fest. CPHC’s own John Patti IV was seen and heard with many performers throughout the convention. Check out John’s new CD Cabana Breeze! Saturday’s Beach Bash was chilly but the bands kept the crowd warm. All in all, it was another great time in Key West! So much music, late nights at Louie’s, too little time to take it all in! I think we punched all of our fun tickets for MOTM 2010. Make plans to join the phlock as we return for Don’t Stop the Carnival MOTM 2011 which will be the 20th anniversary. You never know who will be stopping by!

Till the next time we meet!
Fins Up /\
Kathy Graves

Adopt A Highway – November 13, 2010

Volunteers Needed
The next Adopt A Highway will be scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2010 at a later start time of 1:00 pm. This should give the Eastern Shore bars some time to stock up for our arrival. Stay tuned for volunteer information as the coordinator will be away from his computer for a little bit and we don’t want to crash his e-mail.

Adopt A Highway

Volunteers Needed

Adopt A Highway is set for Sunday, May 16. Plan to meet fellow parrot heads at Mobray Park on Route 8, Kent Island by 11:00. After our work is done we will head over to the Jetty for Jim Morris and the Big Bamboo Band’s show. Let Steve Jones know you are interested in helping