One Particular Harbour 2012

On April 14, 2012, the Dubuque Phlockers celebrated our 6-year anniversary and raised $10,000 (our second "5-figure" amount!) for the benefit of Opening Doors - Maria House/Teresa Shelter!

The Dubuque Phlockers, in conjunction with volunteers from Opening Doors gathered together to produce another "party with a purpose" to the delight of nearly 400 parrotheads from Dubuque and the surrounding communities. Our day began with a pre-party at the Grand Harbor Resort and then migrated to the Grand River Center located on the banks of the Mississippi River. We had Boats to Build" (chair graciously donated by T. Smith Designs) and we knew the party would take us to "Shores, distant shores" (and that's where we were heading for)!

The Boats to Build Captain's Chair

As the doors to our party at the Grand River Center opened, our guests were by our new tropical back-drop and the acoustical stylings of Dubuque's own Pirate Over 50. Friends meeting friends... "It's a magic kind of medicine, that no doctor could prescribe."

Great tunes, Great party!

The party warm-up continued with our own Steve Cavanaugh (shown below) who continued the music up until the start of the Cedar Island Band took the stage and delivered their sound and energy to the conclusion of the party. The dance-floor was filled and toes were tappin'...

Steve Cavanaugh

Mixin' different oceans meetin' cousins
Listen to the drummers and the night sounds
Listen to the singers make the world go 'round

Jimmy Buffett & Bobby Holcomb. One Particular Harbour. 1983. Margaritaville. 28 July 2007.

Through the generous donations from our patrons and the local businesses and people listed below, our efforts culminated in a $10,000 check presentation to Opening Doors - Maria House/Teresa Shelter on June 7, 2012.

Contributing Our Proceeds to Opening Doors

Supporting the check presentation (from Fins Left → Fins Right):

  1. Sister Jennifer Rausch, Ann Lorenz, Ron Markus
  2. Madonna Miller, Julie Kinsella, Janice Fulenwider, Barb Markus, Jamie Smith, Kim Maiers, Jan Troy, Ladd Nelson
  3. Von Fulenwider, Pat Willis, Nancy Ronek, Al Ronek

Thanks and gratitude to all the other Phlockers who were unable to attend but helped us "party with a purpose!"

The Sponsors for One Particular Harbour 2012

The Dubuque Phlockers would like to recongnize and thank the following organizations for helping make this "party with a purpose" a reality and ask you to thank them with your patronage:

Gold Level
A Pirate Over 50/Trackside
Chestnut Mountian Resort
Diamond Vogel Paint
Happy Joe's Pizza - Dyersville
Harris Golf Cars
Klauer Manufacturing
Larry Vogt Insurance
Margaritaville Foods
Ron and Barb Markus
Steve and Ginny Cavanaugh
T. Smith Designs
Trackside Bar and Grill
Uncle Ike's Music
Silver Level
A Deserved Therapeutic Massage
Backyard Campground
Buffalo Wild Wings
Catfish Charlie's River Club
Diamond Jo Casino
Fillmore Fairways
Hotel Julien
Jim and Kathy Kemp
Ladd Nelson
Lois Ronek
Molo Companies
New Breed Designers
Roeder Outdoor Power
Rolling Knolls Country Club
Roxanne Gartner - RE/Max Advantage Realty
Stone Cliff Winery
The Dubuque Marina Yardarm
The Meadows Golf and Country Club
Thunder Hills
Timberline Golf Course
Two Seasons Bowl
Vaughn's Mr. Muffler

The Dubuque Phlockers would also like to thank the long list of businesses that contributed other smaller valued items. Your donation are greatly appreciated and every little bit helps!

Interested in being a sponsor for future Dubuque Phlocker fund-raising events? Contact us for details!