Lakeshore Parrot Heads Party With a Purpose

About the Lakeshore Parrothead Club

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One look at the wooden pirate ship and its pirate crew, and you might think you're in another time or place. But you've just come face to face with the Lakeshore Parrothead Club from Ludington, Michigan.
They are a charter club under the parent club of Parrot Heads in Paradise, created to promote friendship and organize social activities for people with similar interests. This of course, includes the enjoyment of Jimmy Buffett's tropical music!

The Lakeshore Parrothead Club was formed in 2002 by Don and Deb Harris from Baldwin, and is now run by Phil & Becky Riggs. With chapters all over the world, the club is mandated by the charter to conduct charitable events in the community throughout the year. Their motto is "Party with a Purpose," and that's exactly what they do--have a good time while helping others. Anyone who's heard the "BOOM" from their ship cannon is keenly aware the pirates are nearby.

The Alzheimer's Association is a regular part of their fund raising activities. Other worthy causes include the Salvation Army Food Pantry, the American Cancer Society, and Catholic Social Services. You'll see their pirate ship, "The Adventure," in the July 4th Freedom Festival Parade, Christmas Parade, at Movies in the Park, the Alzheimer's Memory Walk, and at Friday Night Live. They even hold their annual New Year's Day party right on the snowy and frigid ground at Stearns Beach.

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The Lakeshore Parrothead Club is open to anyone with the tropical spirit and the desire to contribute to the community.

If you're interested in joining this unique and fun group of pirates, send an email to, or write them at P.O. Box 484, Ludington, MI 49431.

Blast Into Summer Party

The Lakeshore Parrothead Club of Ludington hosts it's annual Blast Into Summer Party each April at The Mitten Bar and Barley & Rye- 107 W. Ludington Ave. in downtown Ludington.

The event is a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association: Great Lakes Chapter and a collection of food/hygiene items will also be collected for the Mason County Salvation Army Food Pantry. The Mitten and Barley & Rye are tranformed into a Tiki Bar and tropical drinks (alcoholic and non) and food are available for purchase, along with tropical/pyratical gear.

The event also includes live music.

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Last Updated: 09-15-2017 11:05 AM ID: 166