About the Club

20 the Annual Beach Bash

 

The Beaches A1A Parrothead Club started back in 1996 with a handful of Jimmy Buffett fans looking to enjoy each other’s company and tropical music. We started meeting at various bars and restaurants around the beach occasionally having live music played by local musicians. The club began to grow with interest from more and more people from around Jacksonville.

As a sanctioned Parrothead Club we are required to raise money for charitable organizations such as the Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry, the local Alzheimer’s Association and the Sea Turtle Patrol. To raise money, the club holds parties and collected donations.

Beaches A1A Parrothead Club began to be a major force at the beach and beyond. We’ve participated in the Opening of the Beaches Parade and our floats have been award winning. At the Alzheimer’s Walk in San Marco, our members have raised record amounts of donations along with our members providing the entertainment. Our annual Parrothead Polar Plunge in Atlantic Beach has been a newsworthy event.

A lot of these things are still alive and well with the Parrotheads; along with additional, and sometimes kooky, events.

One of the highlights we’ve enjoyed every year is the Annual Beach Bash and Volleyball Tournament. In over 13 years, this has transformed into a weekend event with live music, fun at the beach, and a volleyball tournament, making for fun in the sun with Parrotheads coming from all over Florida, several States beyond, and even Canada!

Our club has been a success because of the wonderful leaders and presidents that have created fun ways to give back to the community and enable us to “Party with a Purpose”. Over the years we’ve had Elizabeth Teague, Debbie Mayer, Charlie Yelton, and Jill Wright as President.

So come join us for a little time away and make history.

Tropically Yours,
Dave Ranney
Charter Member

3 thoughts on “About the Club

  1. I would like to say “Congrats” on the outstanding job your club has done in raising money and awareness for Alzheimer’s . YOur club has raised $26,091.00 . . Your club is number one in the country of fellow clubs who join us to raise money thru walks and other events. Thanks congratulations on being number one for 2021. WE look forward to your efforts in 2022 and if I can help in anyway , let me know.

    Bob Noonan
    Board Member Greater Illinois Alzheimer’s Association
    National Alzheimer’s Walk Team Captain-PHIP

  2. Hey Y’all,
    My racetrack south of Austin, Texas, Harris Hill Raceway, is fielding an entry in the Lemons Rally “Southern Fried Heaps,”
    a road rally through Ala, Ga, and Fla. Our car is a 1950 “Bullet Nose” Studebaker Champion with a Margaritaville livery.
    After the “24 Hours of Lemons” Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance earlier on Saturday, 3/5/’22 we’ll head for the St. Augustine Historic District.
    Arriving at the Anastasia Inn ~mid-afternoon on Saturday, March 5th we will be hosting a free, happy hour Margarita Bar
    from the trunk of our all Buffett themed Studebaker. We’d love to treat your flock to a frozen concoction that helps us all hang on.
    Our Instagram handle is: Studebaker_IN_Paradise
    More info on the rally at http://www.24HoursOfLemons.com. Select Lemons Rally and then Southern fried Heaps. Hope y’all will come party with us, Bo.

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