Cosmic Crazy Bowl Is Crazy PHun for a Great Cause

Parrot Heads of the Riverbend went Crazy Bowling for the Bethalto Boys and Girls Club. Many members from the Club participated by bowling, donating baskets for drop ticket events, working the registration booth, and decorating. Some members brought guests and the Boys and Girls Club participated along with some of their guests. Fun was had by all. The event could have used more bowlers, but hopefully next time we can have more participation from all corners. The staff of Airport Plaza Bowl did a great job in preparing and hosting our event. They even dressed up in Tropical attire to represent our efforts for the night. The figure was not official yet as to money raised, but it was over $ 800 raised for the Boys and Girls of Bethalto. Thank you to all which participated in this fun event.

Parrot Heads of the Riverbend Present Check to Senior Services Plus

With yet another very successful night of trivia, Parrot Heads of the Riverbend and Trivia 101 raised an impressive $4,525 for Senior Services Plus.

Parrot Heads Raise Record Dollars Supporting Alton Main Street

The Temple Banquet Facility was a packed house as the Parrot Heads of the Riverbend and Trivia 101 present a night of Trivia Treasure.


PHun was had by all as the riches unfolded in the event's 50/50, door prizes, Lotto tree, best decorated table and of course the auctions.


All in all we raised $3,722 for Alton Main Street.

Parrot Heads Ring Bells!

Spirits were high and bells were ringing as the Parrot Heads of the Riverbend PHlocked to Schnuck's in Godfrey to help the Salvation Army.


Aside from “Ho, ho, ho!” and several songs by Perry Como, perhaps no other sound says Christmas more than the ring of a Salvation Army bell.

The red kettle has been an American icon for 125 years. From Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, the ubiquitous buckets can be found outside thousands of storefronts in small towns and big cities across the country.


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Parrot Heads of the Riverbend

Take PHirst Place in the
99th Annual

Alton Halloween Parade

With less than an hour to go before line up, the rain stopped and the PHlock sprung in to action with the last minute assembly and decoration of this year’s entry, a Tiki Bar in Paradise.

All the planning, preparation and participation paid off as the Parade Judges declared “Parrot Heads of the Riverbend won first place in the clubs and organizations category for its float in the Alton annual 99th Halloween Parade. “

2nd Annual Parrotheads of the Riverbend Party 4 Pets generated much needed funds for the Riverbend Humane Society.


Saturday, September 12 was the perfect day for a Party 4 Pets as the Parrotheads, friends, family and even their pets gathered to enjoy a perfect evening, great fun, great food and a great concert at Thorpacabana.


Ron & Dee Thorp along with Amber Shaefer went all out to provide the perfect venue; complete with fire pits.


The result? Parrotheads of the Riverbend presented a check for $1,057.00 for Riverbend Humane Society.

Parrot Heads of the Riverbend, along with Trivia 101 hosted Triva Treasure, a Trivia Night to help support the efforts of the Boys & Girls Club of Bethlalto.


Anticipation was high as the Parrot Heads prepared for the event with donations for Gift Baskets, Live Auction items, even a Lotto Tree. When all was said and done the Parrot Heads presented a check to the Boys & Girls Club of Bethalto for a record $5,350.00!


Special thanks goes out to all our staff and sponsors whose hard work and contributions made this a very successfull event.

Parrot Heads of the Riverbend were proud to participate in the Bucket Brigade for a 5th year in a row!

Co-sponsored by Pride, Inc., The Telegraph and Brod-Dugan/Sherwin Williams has been painting homes for area residents since 1988. The program matches volunteer teams with homeowners who are no longer able to maintain their homes without assistance. In order to qualify for the program, homes must be one-story, owner occupied residences. Most of the homeowners that benefit from this program are seniors who simply cannot handle such a huge job alone. Other recipients are those with physical or financial limitations that prevent them from doing the work. Volunteer teams complete the painting at no cost to the homeowner.


Other significant partners are the Alton Foundation, Alton Woman's Home Association, Boeing Employees Charitable Fund, State Farm Insurance Company and Moonlight Restaurant.

U.S.O. of Missouri

Parrot Heads of the Riverbend presented Scott Kirby Key West with guest Dave Edmisten in a concert benifiting U.S.O of Missouri

Civic Memorial High School

Parrot Heads of the Riverbend hosted a Blood Drive benifiting Civic Memorial High School of Bethalto


Boys & Girls Club of Bethalto

Parrot Heads sponsored a great fundraiser on the 17th hole at the Belk Park Golf Course with a "Bet You Can't Birdie" contest and Margaritas for a donation; raising billions of dollars for Boys & Girls Club of Bethalto.

Local Area Animal Shelters

In September the Thorps will host Party 4 Pets benifiting local pet rescue organizations. This year, Riverbend Humane Society.

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