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Parrot Heads May Get South Carolina Tags

February 27th, 2006

The State has an article on the possibility of a Jimmy Buffett parrot head license plate for South Carolina:

South Carolina Jimmy Buffet fans are pushing for “Parrot Head” license tags that would raise money for Alzheimer’s groups.

“A lot of people don’t realize the charitable work that our groups do,” said Venning Morrison, president of the Palmetto Parrot Heads Club in Columbia, adding that he and the 1,000 or so other Buffet club members across the state adhere to the slogan “partying with a purpose.”

The “Parrot Head” plates that will be discussed in a House subcommittee Tuesday would join similar tags approved in Virginia in 2002. Each tag would cost $34, with $10 going to the Palmetto Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association or the Upstate South Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Parrot Head fundraising projects have had a soft spot for Alzheimer’s since Buffett’s father died after suffering from it.

“A lot of us, at times, get tired of people thinking of us as nothing but a bunch of drunks who do nothing but go out and listen to Buffett music,” Morrison said.

Read the whole article here.

Update: Another article here.

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