Happy New Year PPHC

PPHC_logo_FB Happy New Year to Everyone!!!

I just wanted to provide you a list of upcoming events so you can mark your calendar.

A very special Happy Hour will be held on Wednesday, January 13th at Vella’s on Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC to mark the 19th anniversary of the Palmetto Parrot Head Club. Please make arrangements to attend as the Club will buy all members 2 drinks (beer, wine or well drink) to celebrate our anniversary!! You don’t want to miss the opportunity to get together with phriends to recall all the phun times shared over the years. If you have pictures of past events please bring them along. We’ll meet at the usual time of 5:30.

Mark you calendar for upcoming Happy Hours:

– January 28th – HH at Kelly’s, Washington St., Columbia (5:30)
– February 10th – HH at Polliwogs, Columbia (5:30)
– February 25th – HH at Lucky’s Burger Shack, Irmo (5:30)
– March 9th – HH at Old Mill Brew Pub, Lexington (5:30)
– March 31st – HH at TLC Sports Pub, Columbia (5:30)

Also, it’s membership renewal time. All renewals are due by March 31st, 2016 so don’t delay, renew today!!

Lastly, we are looking for volunteers to help plan and organize Fin Fest. If you are interested please let Tom, Dawn M., Wendy, Steve, Patty or myself (Debra) know. As always, we welcome and need your participation and input.

I look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday. Let’s start the PPHC New Year off with a huge BANG!!!

Phins Up!

Debra Ranney
Palmetto Parrot Head Club
Columbia, SC

PPHC Christmas Party, Saturday Dec. 12th

Just a quick reminder that our Christmas party is this Saturday, December 12th at Dawn and Steve Frennier’s party room (also known as Beer:30). The address is 140 Daybreak Drive, Gaston, SC.

The Club will be providing the ham and turkey so please bring a covered dish to share. Also we are collecting new unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marine’s Toys for Tots program. Lastly, bring a non-perishable food item for Harvest Hope Food Bank.

This is a BYOB event. I hope to see you there Saturday to kick off the Holiday Season in Parrothead style!


Charles Randall Willyerd, 59, Former PPHC Vice President

The Palmetto Parrot Head Club is sad to announce the passing of former PPHC Vice President and long-time club member Randy Willyerd. The PPHC sends its condolences to Betty and the entire Willyerd family for their loss. Randy was a dear friend and active club member for many years. He will be greatly missed.

Randy Willyerd (1956-2015)

Randy Willyerd (1956-2015)

Charles Randall Willyerd, proud member of the Palmetto Parrot Head club

COLUMBIA – Charles Randall Willyerd, 59, of Columbia, SC was peacefully promoted to his heavenly home, surrounded by his loving family, on the morning of November 27th after a valiant battle with cancer.

Born September 16, 1956, in Frankfurt, Germany to parents Charles E. and Louise Wise Willyerd, Randy was a beloved member of Union United Methodist Church and the Joy Sunday School class.

In addition to his parents, he leaves behind his wife of almost 35 years, Betty Herbert Thomas Willyerd; son, Thomas R. Willyerd; daughter, Lindsay R. Willyerd; daughter and son-in-law Mandy Willyerd Carter and Sam Carter; and brother, J. Scott Willyerd. He is also survived by father-in-law, Rev. J. Herbert Thomas and brother-in-law, James Thomas, Jr. and wife, Jennifer. He was an incredibly proud “Grampy” to his two beautiful grands, Braylen Willyerd and Tripp Carter.

Randy was a graduate of The University of South Carolina and remained a loyal Gamecock. He was a proud member of the Palmetto Parrothead Club, enjoying the music and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, where he served as Vice-President and board member for several years. In honor of Randy’s “Caribbean Soul”, his family requests you wear bright tropical attire to the visitation and funeral to celebrate with joy the life he lived.

Randy spent many years in the floor covering business in the Columbia area, and most recently worked with Builders Wholesale Carpet & Flooring.

The family would like to extend their gratitude for the many expressions of love and support received. A special thanks goes to Russell Taylor and the Builders Wholesale Carpet family, as well as Dr. Steve Madden and the amazing staff at Lexington Oncology.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to The American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Ln, Columbia, SC 29210 or Alzheimer’s Research, 140 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at Union Methodist with burial to follow in the church cemetery.


Margaritaville comes to Norwegian Cruise Lines

From BuffettNews.com:

Norwegian Cruise Line’s next ship which will be based in Miami will have a Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant and a 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar on board.

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Sea will be a complimentary restaurant on the Norwegian Escape which will begin week-long Caribbean cruises out of Miami starting Nov 14, 2015. The restaurant will have as it’s signature item a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and is located on the sun deck (deck 17).

The 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar will be an indoor/outdoor bar on the ship’s Waterfront zone and will feature live music nightly. It will be located on deck 8 with other restaurants and bars as part of 678 Ocean Place.

Norwegian’s port at Harvest Caye, Belize, will have a Margaritaville when it opens in the fall, and a 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar will open next year on Norwegian’s Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas.

Margaritaville eventually will be expanded to the rest of the fleet, but details haven’t been set yet, said Vanessa Lane Picariello, Norwegian’s director of public relations.

The ad below is currently running on many of the Norwegian Cruise ships

Updated: Margaritaville New Orleans is RELOCATING (not closing)



Today Margaritaville New Orleans announced that the restaurant, bar and live music venue will move from their current address at 1104 Decatur Street to a new location on upper Decatur. The new venue is currently in the design stage, with construction scheduled to begin later this year.

“We will always have a presence in the city that gave Jimmy his start. Margaritaville has had an awesome 22 year run on Decatur Street and we are not done yet,” said Bret Brown, Margaritaville’s Director of Domestic Operations. “We have made the decision to vacate our current location on lower Decatur before completion of our new property in the interest of making way for another namesake live music venue, BB Kings, to become the next tenant at the historic Storyville Music Hall location.”

Margaritaville’s last day of operation at its current location will be on June 30, 2015.

Fin Fest 16 – Card Sharks Poker Crawl (Saturday, May 2nd)

The Palmetto Parrot Head Club will be hosting Fin Fest 16 in Columbia, SC’s “Famously Hot Vista”. Once again Fin Fest will consist of our Card Sharks Poker Crawl to various Vista bars where you will collect your best (or worst) poker hand possible. We’ll have some terrific prizes for the winner & loser. There will also be games, prizes, and a silent auction of terrific baskets. All proceeds benefit the SC Alzheimer’s Association and other PPHC charities. Saturday’s events begin at 1pm at Wet Willie’s!

We will kick the weekend off with a Friday Night Pre-Party at Kelly’s Deli & Pub. We’ll have live music, drink specials, and perhaps some additional treats (if your good girls and boys).

Registration is open on Fin-Fest.com. $25/person in advance. $30/person day of the event.