Volume 20 Issue 12- December 2017

Hello Everybody!
Well, another year has gone by and what a wild one it was. First thing on the agenda is to thank ALL of you for your participation in the club socials and events this year! I also want to thank all the members that volunteered over the year with events and especially everyone that has donated to the charities that the club participated in. We are proud of the charities that we helped and the monies we were able to raise together. We look forward to 2018 and doing all we can for those in desperate need of help.
And now we move on! All reports from Meeting of The Minds this year were that it was a great experience and unless you drove down from Miami, you were hard pressed to find any significant damage from the hurricane. The word I keep hearing is ‘relaxed’. I know attendance was down a little this year but it sounds like it was more of a relaxed atmosphere, giving everyone a chance to really relax and listen to all the great music! Unfortunately, we were unable to attend, we were in Belize. However, we did wave as we flew over Key West, did you see us?
Plans are coming along swimmingly for the 20 th anniversary party March 10th. The Northeast leaders meeting will be going on the same day and we will have several guests from outside the area attending our little shindig. I’m asking members for a little help with this. We’re looking for pictures and memorabilia from years past (we promise, we will return them) for some of the ideas we have planned for the party. Please contact Sue or myself, we will have a dedicated email address that will be posted shortly for you to send picture and stories.
We have lots of events happening in 2018. Of course, the now 4 th annual Jakie Invitational, our biggest fund-raising event of the year! with more information to follow. We are also looking into holding another cornhole tournament in conjunction with Tropical Soul at Range End in Dilliburg. If there is an event you would like to see, have us participate in or just have any good ideas, please let myself or one of the board members know.
I hope everyone, their family and friends have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year’s. As always please remember in your prayers all the pholks this year that have had to live thru several natural disasters and will be recovering for years. They will continue to need our help and support, even though the media has pretty much moved on an forgot about them.

As Always, POOLS OPEN!
Captain Yogi

December 2017
Our current 2017 membership is at 89. 

The Parrot Heads in Amish Paradise have a lot of great events planned for our 20th Anniversary Year, encourage your friends and family to join and we will all  "Party With A Purpose"

Have you checked out the newly designed PHIAP website yet? 


Our month socials are going back to the
2nd Thursday nights!



Our current membership is 89!
Renewal Time is here and is available ON-LINE

2018 Membership Renewal
Grab your friends, family, neighbors and join in the phun of Partying with a Purpose!

Renewals and New Registrations 2018
have begun!

Start your Holiday Shopping with
the gift that keeps on giving!
A PHIAP Membership
for a friend or family!
Have a question about membership?

for the
20th Anniversary Celebration
of the
Parrot Heads in Amish Paradise

Celebrate 20 years of our Awesome Amish Club. I'm sure Jimmy himself is proud of the efforts put forth by the PHIAP over the years... So.... we invited him to come!!!! He is looking into it and will get back to me. In the mean time, It's our 20th Anniversary, come celebrate with us... Current Members, Past Members, and Future Members we would be honored to have you. Sue McCaughey is our Chairperson for this awesome event. Please let her know if you would like to be a part of helping to organize it.

Back in Tequila Times
first printed December 2001
12 Days of Buffett Christmas
(please sing to the traditional Christmas Carol)
One the First day of Christmas Jimmy Buffett gave to me a 15 year old drunken girlfriend 
One the second day of Christmas Jimmy Buffett gave to me two fins to the left 
One the third day of Christmas Jimmy Buffett gave to me  three fins to the right
One the forth day of Christmas Jimmy Buffett gave to me  four Brown Eyed Girls
One the fifth day of Christmas Jimmy Buffett gave to me  five Lunches that Last Forever
One the sixth day of Christmas Jimmy Buffett gave to me six Boatdrinks  
One the seventh day of Christmas Jimmy Buffett gave to me seven Cheeseburgers  
One the eighth of Christmas Jimmy Buffett gave to me  eight Tin Cup Chalices
One the ninth day of Christmas Jimmy Buffett gave to me  nine Mangos in Paris 
One the tenth day of Christmas Jimmy Buffett gave to me  ten Painted Skies
One the eleventh day of Christmas Jimmy Buffett gave to me  eleven Margaritas
One the twelfth day of Christmas Jimmy Buffett gave to me twelve Winos that I know  
Lynn Stewart- Krieger
Cruise Director 
Parrotheads in Amish Paradise

You wanna see Buffet???

Looks like he will be on hand tomorrow at the
Marquis Theatre for the opening of:

"Escape to Margaritaville"

Composer Jimmy Buffett will be on hand when the Escape to Margaritaville box office at the Marquis Theatre, 210 West 46th Street, opens for business December 8 at 10 AM ET (also on sale via  TicketMaster )
As part of the production’s ongoing hurricane relief efforts, $5 of every ticket purchase made at the box office December 8 will be donated to One America Appeal, a non-profit organization founded by all five living former U.S. Presidents to aid hurricane victims in the U.S. and in the Caribbean. To date, the show has raised more than $110,000 for hurricane relief.
Following its pre-Broadway tour, the new musical will begin previews February 16, 2018, prior to an official opening March 15 at the Marquis.
The cast of Escape to Margaritaville includes Paul Alexander Nolan, Alison Luff, Lisa Howard, Eric Petersen, Rema Webb, Don Sparks, Andre Ward, Matt Allen, Tessa Alves, Sara Andreas, Tiffany Adeline Cole, Marjorie Failoni, Samantha Farrow, Steven Good, Angela Grovey, Albert Guerzon, Keely Hutton, Justin Keats, Mike Millan, Justin Mortelliti, Ryann Redmond, Jennifer Rias, Julius Anthony Rubio, Nick Sanchez, Ian Michael Stuart, and Brett Thiele.
Escape to Margaritaville features both original songs and the most-loved Buffett classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and more. With a book by Emmy winner Greg Garcia and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley, this new production is choreographed by Tony nominee Kelly Devine and directed by Tony winner and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley.

Story from BuffetNews.com

When Tony Award–winning director Christopher Ashley signed on to helm Escape to Margaritaville, a new musical featuring the songs of beloved troubadour and author Jimmy Buffett, he was not yet a full-fledged Parrot Head — the term applied to the most devout followers of Buffett’s rootsy, Caribbean-flavored pop.
“I had long been a Jimmy Buffett fan,” Ashley notes. “I probably knew about 40 of his songs. But now it’s more like 400.”
For Ashley, working on  Escape to Margaritaville  — set to begin previews at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre February 16 and open March 15, following runs in Chicago, Houston, and New Orleans and a world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse, where Ashley is artistic director — has been revelatory in a number of ways. Not the least of which is the process of getting to know Buffett’s most ardent fans: “In all the cities we’ve been to, we’ve been lucky enough to have a Parrot Head community, people who have seen him in concert so many times and really know and love his music, and bring this big, festive energy.”
Such devotees have consistently mixed with “more experienced theatergoers,” Buffett says, “to forge this great community, where both parts give me their feedback.”
Further insights have been provided by Buffett himself, who, despite his relentless road schedule, has consistently found time to fly in and consult with Ashley and book writers Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley — and to occasionally join cast members onstage during curtain call, and perform with them. “You would think this from listening to his music, but he has so much fun being him,” Ashley says of Buffett.
The singer/songwriter is, at the same time, “incredibly artistically adventurous.” When Ashley has run a series of options past Buffett, “his answer is always, ‘Let’s try it.’ Guys who have been working with him for decades are orchestrating it, and they’ve been really open to us re-envisioning the songs to use them in a theatrical context.”
Ashley and Escape to Margaritaville’s librettists decided early on to craft an original story for the musical. “We didn’t want to lean on his life story, or the plot of one of his novels. We wanted to do something fresh, but inspired by the world of his songs and his writing. I feel like his songs have a really broad palette, from celebratory beach-party music to these very introspective songs, where there’s a real sadness and a sense of, Is this the life I really wanted?” Ashley says. “He’s a storyteller. You’re not just dealing with a pop hook sung over and over again. That wide spectrum made every color and flavor and mood available to us.”
Escape to Margaritaville is set on the titular island, a vacation destination where tourists and locals meet and mix. The plot involves Tully, played by Paul Alexander Nolan (Bright Star, Once), whom Ashley describes, when we meet the character, as “a beach bum who lives from day to day.” That is, until he meets Rachel, played by Alison Luff (Matilda The Musical, Les Misérables), “a scientist who really wants to make the world a better place.” There’s another couple, and both relationships inform the first act’s final number, which is the title song, probably Buffett’s most famous tune.
“That was a really satisfying moment, figuring out how to use ‘Margaritaville,’” Ashley recalls. “People think of it as a party song, but if you really listen to the lyrics, it’s a song about loss. So at this point in the show, you have two relationships that have fallen apart. The song starts off very still, with the lead character singing solo and playing guitar. Then it builds and builds,” until near the end, “you see a new round of tourists coming in, and you sense the hollowness at the center as they start to pile in and have a good time.”
Ashley notes that Escape to Margaritaville, which he plans to take on tour eventually, is a very different piece than  Come From Away
, the original musical that earned him his Tony earlier this year. But he allows that the latter show, set in a Canadian town that hosts and embraces a plane full of travelers grounded on September 11, shares with Margaritaville “a certain optimism in showing people who come together and form a community.” That’s an especially necessary message in the current political climate, Ashley observes. “The idea that weaves through Escape to Margaritaville is that, despite all the difficulties life will present to us, it’s our job to find joy and love, now. Grab joy by the horns. It’s a great story to be telling in this exact moment, when so many people are fighting and leaning into the differences between us. Anything that pulls us together instead — I’m for that.”
Photo by Matthew Murphy.


"There's Booze in the Blender
& Soon it will Render,
That Frozen Concoction
that helps me hang on!"
Crasher's Snowball

If yo are getting hit with a Snowball this year.... Make sure its this one!!! Recipe is below, I know we have some Tequila drinkers. Here is one interesting way to dress up your tequila. Don't forget to invite me.


  • 3 ounces your favorite Tequila
  • 1 ounce Kahlua French Vanilla
  • 1 ounce Rum Chata
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Add milk if too thick
  • Cinnamon

Shake vigorously or blend and pour into two glasses. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon

Capturing Moments

Please send pictures to tequilatimes@amishparrotheads.com

We do love some variety

The Homeless Goodies this month:


If you remember last year we donated over 100 hoodies to 3 different homeless organizations. We will be collecting again this year at the Dec meeting, if you can't make the meeting, let me know and I'll try to hook up with you to get your donation. 
We really want hoodies, clean out your closets and give all those hoodies you don't want, can't wear anymore or the one grandma bought you with something weird on it. I will also collect, gloves, hats and socks. Let's pack up Captain Yogi's truck again, like we did last year. 

Thanks for Giving the Gift of warmth!!!

Of course as always we are collecting, socks, toiletries, chapstick, and any other hygiene products for the homeless shelter.

Help Animals in Need

Like Our Facebook page and we will donate to animals in need.


We are asking for you to bring donation items for a school for the deaf in Puerto Rico. The school is really struggling after the hurricanes. I know the women who runs the school and have been sending packages, the board has asked for your help. I will be shipping the items the following week. Here's what we need:
Proteins that do not need to be kept cold, (canned meats, tuna, chicken, spam or summer sausages and cheeses.) They have no dairy, so nothing that needs dairy added. They are cooking on a camp stove. Mac and cheese, canned soup, fruit, pasta. pancake mix, powered drink mix, tang (do they still make that) powered milk.
batteries, candles, bug spray, solar powered lights. camping meals in a bag. 
Also there are kids, so snacks are great. Oreo's, tasty cakes, trail mix.  
you get the idea. For every item you bring you get one extra raffle ticket.  
Also last year we started the hoodie drive, if you remember we had bags of new and used hoodies to give to the homeless shelters. We are doing that again this year. We will be collecting these at the Nov and Dec Meetings, so please clean out your closets of old sweatshirts and coats. if you don't have any, goodwill and community aid sell them cheap. Go pick up a few at the local store. Men's or women, we will take it all. It's getting cold out there lets help folks stay warm.  
Lynn Stewart- Krieger
Cruise Director 
Parrotheads in Amish Paradise


The new Venue for our Monthly Socials is The Road House Cafe Bar & Grill. 
For more information on our new venue check out their website.

This Month you can buy Margaritaville Shrimp!!!!

1031 Eisenhower Blvd.
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Join us at The Roadhouse

Mark James will be our entertainment for the evening.

 The Venue for our Executive Meetings is The Cru Pizza & Deli Restaurant. For more information on our Executive venue, check out their website : The Cru Pizza and Deli


Sunday Brunch at Hershey

December 17 - full

We will need groups for Brunches in 2018. 
 Sign up by yourself and make a few new phriends!
It easy, fun and very full-filing.

More details:

THANK YOU JANE HESS for all your help with RMH in 2017

We are looking to see if there is anyone who would like to head up the Ronald McDonald House Brunch Schedule for 2018?

We love it when new members get involved.

PHIAP Members Survive Cat 5 Storm in St. Maarten
I wanted to share this story that was run in the Salvation Army Newsletter about our very own Neil and Dixie Burke. The story does read just like it was printed in the Salvation Army Newsletter.
When Auxiliary member Dixie Burke and her husband traveled to meet a group of 14 friends at Flamingo Bay Beach Resort on the Dutch side of St. Maarten on September 15 th, they knew a storm was out there. Friends who had arrived a few days earlier thought the storm would travel north of the island. “They had heard from the locals that they would just get a few days of rain,” Burke reports, “so we said, ‘Let’s go!’”
By Monday night they realized they were going to get a direct hit from Hurricane Irma. “By that time there were no flights off the island, and we knew we would have to stay and ride out the storm. Even Tuesday, the locals didn’t seem too concerned; and we gathered extra water and food from the local market. There was nowhere to evacuate to. The resort gave us extra towels to put at the bottom of our sliding glass doors and assigned two workers to stay at the hotel. Everyone else went home.”
At 1:00 am on September 6 th, Irma made landfall on St. Maarten. Dixie and her husband Neil were staying on the 3 rd floor of the 5-story resort. Although the storm was reported as a Category 5, Dixie believes it was even stronger than that. “If there was an official Category 6, this would have been one. The sustained winds were 185 mph before the meter was destroyed. We were told the winds were over 206 mph during the storm and that it registered as an earthquake.” By 5:00 am there were a few inches of water on her floor and the entire room was shaking. She could hear banging and crashing outside and they lost power. “It reminded me of The Wizard of Oz,” she says. She and Neil took refuge in the bathroom. “Water was running down the walls and the ceiling over our shower was moving up and down. We prayed.”
Finally, the eye of the storm arrived and Dixie and her husband could check on their friends. The roof had blown off the building, some sliding glass doors were sucked out, and some of the rooms had blown apart. “Refrigerators and fire extinguishers, walls and stoves were strewn everywhere. Those whose rooms were destroyed joined others whose rooms were still intact. The second half of the storm lasted until 10:00 am.”
The aftermath looked like a bomb went off. We had no running water or electricity. We were told the airport no longer existed. They survived the next days by sticking together. Dixie’s group took in a young Japanese girl vacationing alone. They pooled their food and water; but the living conditions were very bad, and some got sick. At one point, after learning looters were heading their way, they made makeshift weapons and gathered fire extinguishers to defend themselves. “Am I on a reality show?” Dixie wondered. “Please, God, I can’t really stab someone!” Thankfully, the Dutch military arrived and set up a security perimeter.
In the early morning hours on Saturday the 9 th, they learned the U.S. State Department was sending a military plane to rescue American tourists. Hurricane Jose was heading towards the island. A bus arrived and took them to what was left of the airport. They had a window of time between 9:00 am and 11:00 am to evacuate. “We were worried we weren’t going to get out. You could see the dark clouds over the mountains and it started to pour.” Their plane arrived at 10:30. They were allowed only one small bag and left most of their belongings behind. They were evacuated to Puerto Rico, but it took another five days for Dixie and her husband to get a flight to Florida, just days before Hurricane Maria devastated that island.
“This experience definitely strengthened our faith, and that of our friends,” Dixie says. She knows all of her group believed God was with them. “There was a reason God put us there. We witnessed so much good and so much love. We learned how much we take for granted-food and electricity and running water, and how few material things we really need. Most of the people we left behind lost everything. We made a vow to go back to help those in Puerto Rico and St. Maarten as soon as the time is right.”











What is a
Have you ever been asked what a Parrothead is? Here is a video that will help explain what we are all about. Share the link with a friend and maybe we can expand the PHLOCK!
  CAPTAIN: Don “Yogi” Krieger

FIRST MATE: Scott "Crasher" Braasch

PURSER: Diane Clapper

SCRIBE: Deb Fink

 Phyllis Harmon & Jane Hess

CRUISE DIRECTOR: Lynn Stewart-Krieger