The Berks County Parrot Head Club is about philanthropy and fun. But it also gives back to the environment with a twice-yearly cleanup of the Brandy Lorah Cahill memorial stretch of Route 222 from the Penn Avenue exit to the 724 exit.
As the club celebrates its 20th anniversary, sixteen club members and friends took to the highway on Sunday, October 16th for another cleanup. But what caught the attention of club president Debbie Hartranft was the average age of the volunteers – 63! Ranging in ages from 48 to 74, these club members didn’t think twice of walking down the highway and picking up garbage to beautify the streetscape. “It is so amazing to see our club members and friends remain committed to the cause”, commented Hartranft. “This is the 40th time that the club has taken to the highway to make one of Berks County’s byways a more pleasurable driving experience.”
The Berks County Parrot Head Club’s mission is to promote friendship and organize activities for people who share an affection for the tropical spirit of singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett and a desire to contribute to the betterment of the community and environment through a variety of volunteer efforts. For 20 years, the club has held two events raising funds for charity partners, two highway cleanup events, and an annual Toys for Tots campaign. For information on joining the club, please visit http://berkscountyparrothead.club/index.php/join-the-phlock/.