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February 25, 2014

It’s ‘Flip Flop Therapy’ at Cedar Creek Lake

CEDAR CREEK LAKE — As we say goodbye to old man winter –  let  the sun shine in.

It's time to mark your calender to celebrate the end of those dark cold days of winter. It's “Flip Flop Therapy” at Cedar Creek Lake.

Join the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (CCLACC) and the Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head Club to celebrate “Flip Flop Therapy” Thursday.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 13, 2014, as the Cedar Creek Lake celebrates the end of winter and an early start on spring.

“We want all businesses to participate in a relaxed, fun work day at Cedar Creek Lake,” said CCLACC President, JoAnn Hanstrom. “We are trying to get as many cities and businesses as possible to participate, and demonstrate the Cedar Creek Lake Area has a 'can-do' attitude. The day will be to honor the local Parrot Head Club for all they have brought to the Cedar Creek Lake area.”

For those who don't understand, the Parrot Head Club its mission statement says the club is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to assist in community and environmental concern. The club profits a variety of social activities for those with an interest in Jimmy Buffet, and the tropical lifestyle exhibited in his words and music. 

The club is chartered with and officially recognized by Parrot Heads in Paradise (PHIP), the national organization.

The Parrot Head Club has been a fixture of Cedar Creek Lake since 2002. 

Parrot Heads have provided scholarships for area students, built a handcapped fishing pier at Tom Finley Park and raises money for other charities at the lake.

The attire for “Flip Flop Therapy” Thursday will be Hawaiian shirts, crop pants, sunglasses and flip flops.

“This won't cost a thing,” Hanstrom said.

All she is asking is, if you participate, take a picture of your staff and send it to the chamber.

The CCLACC monthly luncheon will be held on “Flip Flop Therapy”  Thursday, March 13. The program at the luncheon will be presented by the Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head Club at Cedar Creek Country Club.

Hanstrom said “Let's kick winter to the curb in a big way.”

Call to reserve your seat at the luncheon at 903-887-3152.

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